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
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.
people in Vietnam benefited from WASH, education and hygiene programs.
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.
January 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2018 CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org CWS PRESS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COMMENTS YESTERDAY After President Trump’s comments yesterday, CWS Immigration and Refugee Program Executive Director Erol Kekic issued the following statement: “Let’s call it as it is: President Trump’s comments yesterday afternoon are not only unpresidential but blatantly racist. Sadly, this […]
January 8, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2017 CONTACT: email@example.com CWS CONDEMNS HEARTLESS DHS DECISION TO TERMINATE PROTECTIONS FOR SALVADORAN TPS HOLDERS Washington, DC – CWS today denounced the decision by the Trump administration to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, effective September 9, 2019. The global humanitarian organization further urged the White House to restore and […]
Photo: Paul Jeffrey for CWS