Lutheran World Relief Brings Urgent Aid to Sri Lanka
By providing for the immediate needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs), the grant allows LWR to expand the scope of its response and focus on the variety of medium- to long-term challenges facing Sri Lankans affected by armed conflict. Two LWR partner organizations will be supported by the grant: the Federation of Social Development Organization (FOSDO) and Social Economical and Environmental Developers (SEED).
The most urgent priority is providing food and clean water to IDPs in the Vavuniya district of
“With funding from the Gates Foundation, LWR will be able to scale up the work we have been doing to provide lifesaving food and water to Sri Lankans displaced by the conflict. The needs are urgent, so this grant is very well-timed,” said
Armed conflict between the government of
“People wait in long lines hoping to receive limited food, so LWR is prioritizing this in our relief work” Fairley said. “Our staff members in
While the foundation’s grant is an essential piece of LWR’s emergency response in
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WHO IS LWR? Lutheran World Relief, an international nonprofit organization, works to end poverty and injustice by empowering some of the world’s most impoverished communities to help themselves. With partners in 35 countries, LWR seeks to promote sustainable development with justice and dignity by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives; engage in Fair Trade; promote peace and reconciliation; and respond to emergencies. LWR is headquartered in
Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), individuals and parish groups in international relief, development, advocacy and social responsibility.
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