LDS Charities Famine Relief Efforts

LDS Charities responds to natural and man-made disasters around the world. In South Sudan, DR Congo, and Somalia, LDS Charities is providing relief to thousands afflicted by famine. Read our relief effort summary.
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The Origins of LDS Charities

Since 1985, LDS Charities has worked in 170 countries and supported tens of thousands of humanitarian projects. Read more about the beginnings of the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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December - January Emergency Response Update

LDS Charities responds to emergencies throughout the world on a regular basis. Read this article for a list of projects and initiatives that LDS Charities was involved with during December 2017 and January 2018.
A girl in Lebanon receives a winter coat from LDS Charities and Rahma Relief.

LDS Charities 2018 Winterization Efforts

With winter conditions worsening in many parts of the world, shelter and warm clothing are more necessary than ever. With its partners, LDS Charities is providing winter clothing kits for refugees, internally displaced persons, and host communities around the world.