Elevating women’s voices in disaster risk reduction
Lutheran World Relief and our Corus International family of organizations is committed to addressing crises through a gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) lens, engaging women as change agents and investing in their leadership before, during and after disasters. To elevate women’s voices and leadership in disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming, Lutheran World Relief developed the IDEAL approach: intersectionality, delivery, equity, access and leadership. More information.
Garbage banks earn women more influence in Indonesia
The Starbucks Foundation and Lutheran World Relief are building on the success of Kopi Nande project which reached over 26,000 individuals (15,000 women) in five communities across Karo Regency to promote health and hygiene using LWR’s Learning for Gender Integration methodology with the new MECIHO project just launched in the same region. MECIHO will continue to use women-led approaches to improve health, hygiene and living conditions in Karo Regency, reaching 25,000 people across an additional six rural coffee-growing communities. This project is part of The Starbucks Foundation’s new goal to positively impact 1 million women and girls in coffee-, tea-, and cocoa-growing communities by 2030. More information.
Impacts of climate change on coffee farmers
Rick Peyser, Lutheran World Relief’s Senior Director, Private Sector Partnerships, shares about how migration is connected to the impacts of climate change on coffee farmers. More information.
Mercy Corps Responds to Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa
The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought and hunger crisis in the last 40 years. Across Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, 18.4 million people are experiencing extreme hunger and 10 million children are suffering from acute malnourishment. In turn, families have been forced to leave their homes in search of food, water, and aid. Mercy Corps is providing immediate assistance in the Horn of Africa to alleviate hunger. In Somalia, Mercy Corps team members are distributing water and hygiene kits to prevent disease spread, particularly in displacement camps. Additionally, the organization is providing cash assistance to help families afford food, water, and other essential items such as medicine and clothing. In Ethiopia and Kenya, we are increasing access to water supply by rehabilitating boreholes and desilting water pans. Learn more