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CWS Applauds Biden on New Refugee Admissions Goal, but More to be Done

October 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.—CWS today commended the new FY 2022 Presidential Determination from the Biden administration to welcome 125,000 refugees next year and urged the administration to meaningfully rebuild and strengthen the resettlement program to expand our nation’s capacity to welcome. The organization notes that while compensating for the failures of the past four years, more needs to be done to address …

United Methodist Committee Relief Grant Helps Church World Service Support Afghan Allies

Magnitude of Work Calls for Denominational Engagement Akin to that Needed for CWS’s Creation in 1945, Leaders Say Atlanta, GA–Following the fall of Kabul in August, tens of thousands of vulnerable Afghans were evacuated to U.S. military bases.  An estimated 50,000 are scheduled to arrive in the United States, seeking to rebuild their lives. Thanks to a new $100,000 grant from …

New CWS Program Will Promote Safety, Well-Being of Unaccompanied Children Arriving in United States

Washington, D.C.—CWS today announced the launch of the new Home Study and Post Release Service Program to promote the safety and well-being of unaccompanied children arriving in the United States. The program will aid those children released from the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as they reunite with family members or sponsors. Through this initiative, children and …

Malaria Vaccine Will Impact Generations to Come

Washington, D.C.—Church World Service today welcomed the announcement of a new vaccine to combat malaria globally. The vaccine, which could save tens of thousands of lives each year, will significantly impact the well-being of children in developing countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. CWS, which works with communities in Africa and around the globe impacted by the disease, looks forward to …

Funding Bill Will Address Needs for Afghans and Other Refugees, but More to Be Done.

September 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.—CWS today celebrates the passage of the FY 2022 Continuing Resolution, which will, in part, extend necessary welcome measures to help Afghans seeking refuge in the United States integrate and thrive. CWS notes, however, that the administration and Congress must do more to offer stability to arriving Afghans following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and at-risk Afghans who remain …