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Situation Report: Indonesia Earthquake

November 23, 2022

Situation On November 21, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s main island of Java casting the deaths of more than 270 people and injuring hundreds more in the widespread destruction of buildings and infrastructure. People remain missing and the toll of casualties continues to rise as the search and rescue effort is still under way. Landslides resulting from the quake …

CWS Welcomes Court Decision to Vacate Title 42, Calls for End of All Anti-Asylum Policies

November 16, 2022

Washington, D.C.—On Tuesday, District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled against the continuation of Title 42, the inhumane and unlawful policy begun under President Trump and that has continued under the Biden administration. Title 42 was used to expel millions of vulnerable individuals seeking refuge at the southern border without due process, and under the false pretense of public health. CWS welcomes …

CWS Announces Launch of Program to Aid Ukrainian Roma Refugees in Moldova

November 15, 2022

New York–Church World Service proudly launched a new vital program to support inclusivity, equity and connectivity for Roma-Ukrainian refugees living in Moldova. The launch follows CWS’ recognition of the historical marginalization and mistreatment of the Roma people, and the continuation of the organization’s work to combat the injustices committed against this vulnerable population in the Balkans.  “The short-term goal of …

New Partnership Matches Trained Community Sponsorship Groups with Ukrainians in Need of Resettlement in the United States

November 2, 2022

For Immediate Release: November 2, 2022 Contact: New Partnership Matches Trained Community Sponsorship Groups with Ukrainians in Need of Resettlement in the United States New York City – CWS and Welcome.US today announced a new joint-initiative that will connect Ukrainians in need of safety with CWS-supported sponsorship groups in the United States via the Welcome Connect platform. Through the …

CWS Honors Six Afghan Community Leaders for Role Welcoming Afghan Arrivals

October 26, 2022

New York City—This evening, October 26th, Church World Service will honor six Afghans in American communities across the nation who are giving back and helping refugees fleeing the Taliban find safety in the United States. The six will be presented with the 2022 Champions for Change Award as part of CWS’s annual Benefit for Change gala in Manhattan. These Champions …