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Church World Service Stands in Solidarity with the People of Haiti

February 15, 2019

Please keep our neighbors in Haiti in your thoughts and prayers. We are grateful to report that CWS staff in Haiti are safe, but our programs and the communities that we work with have been greatly impacted by the ongoing protests and increased insecurity. Due to the road blockades and lack of transportation around the country, our staff are unable …

CWS Launches Call Center to Connect Asylum Seekers Released from Detention with Resources in Local Communities

January 25, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 25, 2019 CONTACT: Mary Elizabeth Margolis | media@cwsglobal.org   CWS Launches Call Center to Connect Asylum Seekers Released from Detention with Resources in Local Communities New York City– Church World Service today announced the launch of the CWS Resource Call Center to connect refugee families after they are released from immigration detention with support for their …

Church World Service Stands in Solidarity with Families Affected by Tsunami in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia

December 24, 2018

Our neighbors in Indonesia have been impacted by yet another disaster. On Saturday, December 22, a tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed hundreds and destroyed livelihoods and infrastructure on the islands of Sumatra and Java. Dangerous volcanic activity continued on Sunday and CWS is closely monitoring the situation in the Sunda Strait. While we are grateful to confirm that our …

CWS Applauds the 2018 Farm Bill’s Nutrition Provisions

December 21, 2018

Church World Service welcomes the passage of the quadrennial Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill.  Along with colleague organizations in the faith community CWS advocated with Congress to ensure that the Farm Bill helps meet the needs of food insecure families in the United States and around the world. Our 2018 Farm Bill efforts …

Secretary Nielsen Announces Illegal Plan to Undermine Asylum Protections

December 20, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 20, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org   Secretary Nielsen Announces Illegal Plan to Undermine Asylum Protections  New policy will wrongfully require asylum seekers to remain in danger   WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Secretary Nielsen of the Department of Homeland Security announced the administration’s intent to circumvent legal protections under U.S. and international law by requiring asylum seekers to stay in Mexico during …