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Inspired by God's love for humanity, Canadian Lutheran World Relief challenges the causes and responds to the consequences of human suffering and poverty.

CLWR In the News

Read selected coverage of CLWR in the news here.


Media Releases



October 22

Jerusalem peace-builder & humanitarian visits Winnipeg to raise awareness of Middle East needs


July 15 Canadian Lutherans send essential supplies to South Sudanese refugees
March 6

Canadian Olympian Cindy Klassen to visit refugee camp sports field for Syrian youth

February 18

Canadian Olympian Cindy Klassen to help launch the largest indoor sports facility in the West Bank





November 26 Manitoba Lutherans send sweaters to keep Syrian refugees warm this winter
November 25 Canadian Lutherans working to keep Syrian refugees warm this winter
August 27 Kitchener-Waterloo Lutherans gather to send aid to Mauritanian refugee camp
July 4

U.S. Lutherans donate $25,000 to Alberta flood relief

May 13 Lutherans in the Lower Mainland volunteer to send aid to Tanzanians
March 22 CLWR reacts to CIDA change
March 21

Sudanese refugees receive hope and comfort from Canadian Lutherans

February 6

Syrian refugees receive aid from Canadian Lutheran World Relief




November 26

Canadian Lutheran World Relief launches a national appeal for funds to assist Syrian refugees in Jordan

November 23

Canadian Lutheran World Relief calls on the Canadian government to increase support for Syrian refugees

November 22

Head of CLWR available to give an on-the-ground account of humanitarian emergencies in Syria and Gaza

September 25 Canadian Lutherans ship relief supplies to the African Sahel
April 11 CLWR celebrates new transportation partnership with Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd.




November 17 Canadian Lutheran World Relief receives $100,000 from the Manitoba government for relief work in Kenyan refugee camp
October 19 Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Lutheran World Federation - Ethiopia and Support for Sustainable Development sign new agreement
October 14 Canadian Lutheran World Relief board elects new executive committee
July 14 Canadian Lutheran World Relief responds to food and water insecurity in Africa
March 17 CLWR is working with Church World Service to deliver humanitarian aid to Japan earthquake and tsunami victims
February 16 Canadian Lutheran World Relief issues emergency appeal for Colombia flood victims
January 21 CLWR ships school supplies and other valuable commodities to assist with relief efforts in Haiti



August 25 CLWR issues emergency appeal for Pakistan flood victims
January 14 Lutherans respond to humanitarian crisis in Haiti
January 13 CLWR issues emergency appeal for Haiti




October 2 Southeast Asia Emergencies
April 28 Canadian-funded geriatric care unit opens in East Jerusalem
January 7 CLWR requests support for humanitarian aid in Gaza




July 24 Canadian government commits $9.4 million to CLWR projects
April 24 Canadian funding to ease medical crisis in Palestinian Territories


For media inquiries please contact:

Jennifer Clark

Program Assistant - Community Relations


Phone: 204.631.0117 or 1.800.661.2597

Fax: 204.694.5460



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