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Situation Report: Alabama Tornado

January 24, 2023

Situation Earlier this month, a powerful tornado tore through parts of Alabama, causing damage in 14 counties and killing at least seven people. Following the disaster, temperatures dropped to below freezing while 30,000 homes and businesses remained without power. The effects of the tornado were especially devastating in communities like Selma, where nearly a third of residents live in poverty. …

Situation Report: California Storms

January 19, 2023

Situation Since late December, atmospheric rivers have slammed the state of California and led to severe flooding, power outages, landslides, washouts and levee breaches. The New York Times recently estimated that 19 people have lost their lives due to this horrific series of disasters. The Biden administration has approved Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for a disaster declaration and will provide …

The Welcome Corps Will Bring New Communities into the Joy of Sponsoring Refugee Arrivals

New York City–CWS today applauds the launch of The Welcome Corps– a new program that will increase the capacity of U.S. refugee resettlement by giving everyday Americans the opportunity to sponsor refugees from around the world. The Welcome Corps is an important evolution to expand refugee resettlement, building upon 40 years of public-private partnership in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program …

CWS Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Directors

January 12, 2023

Susan Krehbiel, Wendy Patten, Marie Anne Sliwinski and Angela Spencer-James Join the CWS Board New York City – Church World Service today announced that it has welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors: Susan Krehbiel, Wendy Patten, Marie Anne Sliwinski and Angela Spencer-James. Each of these leaders brings decades of experience related to CWS’ mission of building a …

New Border Policies Will Abandon the Most Vulnerable Asylum Seekers

January 5, 2023

Washington, D.C—Church World Service expressed concern over plans announced today by the Biden Administration designed to limit people seeking safety from accessing protection in the United States. The new policies include the expansion of expedited removal for those who arrive at ports of entry along the border and places a 5 year reentry ban on migrants whose claim for protection …