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Situation Report: Flooding in Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 19, 2023

Situation: In several towns within Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Una-Sana canton, a state of natural disaster has been declared as a consequence of the recent floods caused by prolonged rainfall. Among the significantly affected areas is Bihac, where the CWS team is located. The floods have been triggered by the overflowing of the Una and Krusnica rivers, leading to consequential landslides …

Situation Report: Egypt Response to Sudan Conflict

May 18, 2023

Situation On April 15th, 2023, an armed conflict broke out in the capital city of Sudan, Khartoum. The conflict is a result of rising tensions between the country’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. The rival factions are led by former allies, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who initiated the fighting following disputes surrounding power …

CWS Begins New Chapter in Refugee Resettlement in Texas, Honoring Current and Future Clients in the Lone Star State

May 17, 2023

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2023 Contact: CWS Begins New Chapter in Refugee Resettlement in Texas, Honoring Current and Future Clients in the Lone Star State New York City.—Church World Service today announced that the organization will be ending its partnership with Refugee Services of Texas for U.S. government fiscal year 2024, including administering federal reception and placement services …

Refugee Housing Solutions and Every Campus a Refuge Agree to Partner to Expand Safe, Affordable Housing for Newcomers to the United States

May 12, 2023

New York City—Refugee Housing Solutions (RHS) is an initiative of Church World Service that began in October 2021 with U.S. Department of State funding through its Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). RHS partners with the State Department’s 10 national Resettlement Agencies and their 300+ local offices and affiliates nationwide. RHS’ goal is to increase safe, affordable housing availability …

Church World Service Responds to End of Title 42, Asylum Ban Reinstatement

May 10, 2023

Washington D.C.—CWS today expressed its alarm following an announcement from the Biden administration reinstating a version of a Trump-era asylum ban, which would require many of those seeking protection in the United States to first be denied asylum in another country before being allowed to apply through the U.S. asylum system. The ban is set to go into effect the …