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CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Unwillingness to Meet Its Refugee Resettlement Goal

April 1, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151 TAKE ACTION NOW CWS Denounces Trump Administration’s Unwillingness to Meet Its Refugee Resettlement Goal Halfway through the fiscal year, refugee admissions lag far behind where they should be Washington, D.C. – Church World Service today denounced the administration for failing to keep pace with its own fiscal year 2019 refugee …

CWS Richmond Office to Close in September 2019

March 29, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2019 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org CWS Richmond Office to Close in September 2019 CWS will continue to advocate with refugees and immigrants in Virginia to rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program Richmond, VA—Church World Service today announced that its refugee resettlement office in Richmond, Virginia will be closing at the end of September at the close of the …

Situation Report: U.S. Spring Storms 2019

March 26, 2019

Situation Deadly flooding has devastated communities across Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri in the last few weeks. People have been forced to leave their homes, farmland is underwater and the estimated economic cost is staggering. As The New York Times reported on March 25, “Already the flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries has caused at least $3 billion damage and …

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 …