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Emergency Appeal: Flooding in Kenya

May 18, 2018

June 4 Update: Our team has installed 10,000-liter (2,642-gallon) water tanks in six of the seven camps that we identified, and we have made arrangements with the Kenya Red Cross to have the tanks filled with clean water. Portable latrines have been installed in each camp. Hygiene and sanitation education sessions have been conducted and […]

Situation Report: Flooding in Kenya

May 16, 2018

Situation  Severe flooding in nine counties across Kenya has displaced more than 244,000 men, women and children and has destroyed seasonal crops across an estimated 8,500 acres of land.  Most displaced households are living in temporary shelters or are being hosted by extended family.  Flood waters have washed out roads, cutting market supplies and leaving […]

Church World Service Decries Nepal TPS Termination

April 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2018 Contact: Wardah Khalid | | 202.733.5151 Church World Service Decries Nepal TPS Termination Washington, D.C. – Church World Service condemned the news that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was terminated for Nepal, effective June 24, 2019. Thousands of Nepalis will soon lose their work authorization and become vulnerable for […]

Situation Report: Spring Storms in the U.S.

February 28, 2018

Situation Severe weather has swept across the American midwest in recent weeks. Flooding has devastated communities in northern Indiana and nearby parts of Michigan; Indiana declared a state of emergency for 22 counties. CNN reports that flash flood warnings or states of emergency have been issued in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. Flooding is also anticipated in Kentucky, Tennessee and […]

Church World Service Rejects President Trump’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019

February 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 13, 2018 CONTACT: | 202-733-5151 Church World Service Rejects President Trump’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019 Slashes refugees assistance overseas, dismantles resettlement & throws money at border wall, detention & deportation Washington, D.C. – Church World Service rejects President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019, which was released […]