Footsteps to Fight Hunger

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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

CWS Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem Launches Sixth 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 […]

Supreme Court Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban

June 26, 2018

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018 Media Contact: Wardah Khalid, wkhalid@cwsglobal.org Supreme Court Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban Washington, D.C.–In response to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Trump v. Hawaii today upholding President Trump’s immoral and discriminatory ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries, Church World Service President and CEO John McCullough issued the following […]