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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.

Providing disaster relief around the world

Hurricane Florence

The rains may have passed, but the wrath and destruction of Hurricane Florence is far from over. We are responding.

Central Sulawesi Earthquake & Tsunami

Our team is on the ground making sure people have shelter, water and basic supplies.

Earthquake in Haiti

As the ground shook, many houses were damaged or destroyed. We will help our neighbors rebuild.

Hurricane Michael

It is forecasted to be the strongest storm to hit the Florida panhandle since records began. We will respond.

Latest Updates and Action Alerts

Situation Report: Earthquake and Tsunami on Indonesia’s Island of Sulawesi

October 1, 2018

SITUATION A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday night. The quake, and the resulting tsunami with waves up to about 10 feet high, leveled buildings and brought destruction to the city of Palu and surrounding areas. As of Tuesday evening local time, the death toll has reached 1,234 people, with hundreds more missing. Thousands have been injured, at …

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 institutional governance programs and structures …