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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.
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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.
April 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017 CONTACT: email@example.com | 718-300-1597 CWS STATEMENT FOLLOWING U.S. AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA Following the first direct U.S. airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria, Church World Service issued this statement: “CWS is devastated by the chemical attacks and heartbreaking deaths of innocent children and adults in Syria. These horrors and the subsequent U.S. military […]
March 28, 2017
CWS is deeply disturbed by the new Executive Order signed today by President Trump, which effectively dismantles work painstakingly undertaken over many decades to protect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. By cutting back programs specifically designed to reduce carbon emissions, further damage — potentially irreparable — will be done to God’s Earth; this […]
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