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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.
Photo: Kirsten Fryer
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.
May 23, 2017
The humanitarian agency urges Congress to protect funds for the vulnerable and restore U.S. leadership Washington, D.C. – CWS condemned President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, released today, which attempts to significantly reduce funding for international poverty-focused assistance and refugee resettlement, while expanding a deportation force that separates families and destroys communities. “This is […]
May 15, 2017
Church World Service recently played a key role in organizing the following interfaith letter to President Trump and members of his administration regarding the critical issue of climate change and its impact on poor and vulnerable communities worldwide. May 9, 2017 President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 […]
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