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Ukraine Aid Bill Will Help amid Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis, but Remains a Half-Measure

May 19, 2022

Washington, D.C.—CWS today welcomed the passage of legislation providing supplemental aid to Ukraine, which provides more than five billion dollars in humanitarian assistance to the country and its neighbors impacted by ongoing hostilities, as well as support for Ukrainians taking refuge in our communities. Importantly, this legislation authorizes limited resettlement benefits to certain individuals fleeing Ukraine who are paroled into …

CWS Stands With Buffalo, Calls for Action to Combat Racial Violence, Hatemongering

May 17, 2022

Then you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free! John 8:32 Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today expressed its sorrow and shock following the horrific, racially-motivated mass murder of ten people in Buffalo this weekend. The organization stands in solidarity with the local community and mourns the lives tragically lost to a gunman driven to violence by …

CWS Named National VOAD Member of the Year

May 4, 2022

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2022 CWS Named National VOAD Member of the Year Baltimore, MD– Church World Service has been named the 2022 National VOAD Member of the Year. The honor was announced last night, as part of the National VOAD conference in Baltimore Maryland. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, is a coalition of 70+ of …

CWS Calls on Biden to Set Refugee Admissions Goal at 200,000 for FY23

May 3, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, in partnership with fellow leading refugee resettlement and advocacy organizations, CWS called on the Biden administration to set, in consultation with Congress, a Presidential Determination of 200,000 for the 2023 fiscal year. The call came in a letter from Refugee Council USA, of which CWS is a founding member, asking that the president take this bold …

Emergency Appeal: Russian Invasion of Ukraine

April 26, 2022

Appeal Code: 6642 Situation Russia launched an unprovoked attack on the sovereign neighboring nation of Ukraine on February 24. In the two months since, more than 11 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, including more than 5 million refugees who have fled to other nations. More than 400,000 Ukrainians have fled to neighboring Moldova since the invasion. Many continued their …