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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.
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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.
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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.
July 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20th, 2017 Contact: Myrna Orozco | 202.599.3585 | firstname.lastname@example.org CWS APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF THE DREAM ACT Washington D.C. – Today, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, which would offer a pathway to legal status for immigrant youth. This legislation comes […]
July 14, 2017
Refugee cases assured to a resettlement agency are now exempt from travel ban; ‘bona fide relationships’ expanded to include more family members Church World Service, one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the United States, today applauded a federal court’s expanded interpretation of “bonafide relationship” and clarification that a refugee’s relationship with a resettlement agency […]
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