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Situation Report: Hurricane Florence

September 18, 2018

Appeal code: 628H – 2018 U.S. Hurricane Appeal  SITUATION  Hurricane Florence slammed into North and South Carolina late last week, bringing with it record-breaking rainfall and extreme winds. “The storm is blamed for at least 23 deaths, and life-threatening floods are expected to continue all this week, the National Weather Service says,” according to NPR. Thousands of people […]

Church World Service Names New Vice President, Development and Humanitarian Assistance

August 30, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org New York – Church World Service is proud to announce that Josephine D. A. Oguta will assume the role of Vice President, Development and Humanitarian Assistance on September 4. She will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Over the past 15 years, Oguta has been involved in developing […]

CWS Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem Launches 7th Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk Campaign

August 17, 2018

NEW YORK— Church World Service — a global humanitarian organization which was formed in response to the aftermath of World War II — announces that on August 19 its Executive Vice President Maurice A. Bloem will kick off the seventh 100 Mile Hunger Walk campaign, an annual initiative that raises awareness and funds to fight […]

Emergency Appeal: Flooding in Western Japan

July 16, 2018

SITUATION In its worst weather disaster in decades, Japan is dealing with massive floods and landslides in more than 11 prefectures. These are the result of torrential rain that started in early July.  So far, 214 deaths have been confirmed, 19 people remain missing according to CNN, and around 5,000 people reside in evacuation centers […]

Supreme Court Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban

June 26, 2018

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018 Media Contact: Wardah Khalid, wkhalid@cwsglobal.org Supreme Court Upholds Discriminatory Muslim Ban Washington, D.C.–In response to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Trump v. Hawaii today upholding President Trump’s immoral and discriminatory ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries, Church World Service President and CEO John McCullough issued the following […]