Take a Stand with Refugees

Join CWS at the Benefit for Change in New York City on December 8.

Photo: Paul Jeffrey

Transforming communities around the globe.

CWS has worked for seven decades with one goal: building a world where there is enough for all. We affirm the power of individuals and communities to take ownership of their future. We meet them right where they are, helping them create solutions they can maintain – and build on. That means a refugee family who is able to start a new life. Or someone rebuilding after disaster finds safety with dignity.

Saad Omar Adam, who fled violence and turmoil in Sudan and Libya, is making a new life in the U.S.

Photo: Edwin Harris/CWS

Pich Khorn's used a small cash grant to start a garden and a small grocery shop, saving her family from disaster.

Photo: Sok Touch

Amal found psychosocial support and education services - and new hope - in Cairo, her family's new home.

Photo: Kirsten Fryer

Marta Gutierrez, a community leader in Carazo, Nicaragua, is pioneering innovative agricultural techniques.

Photo: Amber Blake

We are making an impact. Together.

We believe that there is enough food, water and justice for everyone in our world. Our work to build alliances among faith groups, civil society, advocates and those in need, and provide programs and services that are impactful, is as critical now as it ever has been. In the past year alone, we've been able to make differences in tens of thousands of lives in more than 30 countries.

Over 28,000
people in Vietnam benefited from WASH, education and hygiene programs.

14,388 refugees
from sub-Saharan Africa resettled to the United States in FY 2015.

More than 10,000
families in Central America are more food secure and resilient to climate change.

Latest Updates and Action Alerts

Tell your local, state and national leaders to welcome refugees

More than 65 million people have been persecuted and forced from their homes and are seeking safety. As a nation, we must uphold our values of generosity, hospitality and compassion. SPEAK OUT NOW!

CWS Statement on Ohio State University Incident

November 28, 2016

“We are heartbroken to learn of the news emerging from Ohio today. CWS stands with Ohio State University students, faculty and staff, and with the broader Columbus community. As authorities conduct their investigation and we learn more about this situation, we pray for the swift recovery of all those injured in this attack. We also […]

With Election Results In, Church World Service Will Continue to Stand in Solidarity with Refugees and Immigrants and Address Urgent Global Issues

November 9, 2016

New York – Following the announcement of the 2016 presidential election results, naming Donald J. Trump as the President-elect, the Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, released the following statement. “As one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the United States and a global humanitarian organization, we have closely followed […]

Hurricane Matthew Response

CWS is responding to assist those who were impacted by the devastating storm. You can make an impact. Give here.

Haiti, Margot DeGreef/CWS