Hurricane Florence

Stand with people impacted by the storm as we respond together.

Photo: Elizabeth Conzelman

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

Church World Service Names New Vice President, Development and Humanitarian Assistance

August 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org New York – Church World Service is proud to announce that Josephine D. A. Oguta will assume the role of Vice President, Development and Humanitarian Assistance on September 4. She will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the past 15 years, Oguta has been involved in developing […]

CWS Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem Launches 7th Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign

August 17, 2018

NEW YORK— Church World Service — a global humanitarian organization which was formed in response to the aftermath of World War II — announces that on August 19 its Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem will kick off the seventh 100 Mile Hunger Walk campaign, an annual initiative that raises awareness and funds to fight […]