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Youth Lead the Way with the Global Climate Strike

Jasmine Huggins | September 18, 2019

This Friday, September 20, millions of young people will in unison voice their anxieties and hopes about climate change across 117 countries and more than 2,500 events – including 500 in the United States. They will be joined by their parents, teachers, friends, relatives, environmentalists, women’s groups, faith leaders and hundreds of other civil society organizations. This inspiring school strike …

Hurricane Florence: One Year Later

September 13, 2019

Historic Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas on September 14, 2018. In the following days, Florence became the wettest tropical cyclone to ever hit this region causing (according to NOAA) an estimated $24 million in damages and 53 deaths. In the early days after the hurricane’s landfall, CWS began sending kits and blankets to local agencies providing relief assistance …

Seeds of Hope in Nebaj, Guatemala

Erwin Garzona | September 10, 2019

Nebaj is a municipality in Guatemala’s Quiché department that is home to many indigenous Ixil people, a Maya indigenous group. The CWS-supported “Seeds of Hope” program focuses on the communities of Pexlá Grande, Pulay, Turanza and Visaj Cup in Nebaj. Like many rural communities in Guatemala, Nebaj was affected by the bloody internal armed conflict of the Guatemalan Civil War, …

National Preparedness Month: Getting Ready for Emergencies

September 3, 2019

Are you prepared in the event of a disaster? Have you made an emergency kit? Does your family have a plan?  September is National Preparedness Month. Here are some tips for four different types of disasters — for more information and more resources, visit ready.gov!  ¿Estás preparado para el próximo crisis? ¿Has hecho un kit de emergencia? ¿Tu familia tiene …

In Myanmar, the road to brighter futures starts with…roads.

Yukiko Maki | August 13, 2019

I first visited Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River delta and the villages where CWS Japan supported a nutrition education project in 2017. Our work was done in partnership with the Japanese food products company, AJINOMOTO. Despite the challenges families face from of flooding and riverbank erosion, the program was a success. I am proud that learning about and practicing better nutrition has …