Migrants sleep on the floor at San Francisco Church in Huixtla, Chiapas. Photo: Sean Hawkey / ACT Alliance

Protecting Vulnerable Families: Learn More


Photo: Sean Hawkey / ACT Alliance

Your Questions, Answered

Why are people leaving? What is Mexico’s policy towards the migrant caravan? Why is the administration trying to deport people back into harm’s way?

Our partners at the Washington Office on Latin America answer these questions – and more – in their article “9 Questions (and Answers) About the Central American Migrant Caravan.”

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Photo: Bethany Beachum

Responding to the Caravan

CWS is providing support to our Honduran and Guatemalan partners to provide emergency aid to caravan families in Guatemala and now in Mexico. We also work to address many of the root causes that force families to leave home to survive, including rural poverty, gender-based violence, climate change, crime, gang violence and corruption.

CWS in Central America + Supporting the Caravan

Photo: Sean Hawkey / ACT Alliance

Latest Press Statements

Church World Service is speaking out to remind our elected officials of our call to welcome and demand protection for vulnerable families fleeing violence and persecution.

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  • CWS Denounces Trump’s Plan to Dismantle Asylum Protections for Families Seeking Safety

    Apr 30, 2019    READ NOW



From the CWS Blog

What happens to asylum seeking families who have been detained? Where do they go next? How can we help them rebuild their lives?

As the situation at the border worsens, and government-run detention centers become over crowded and under-resourced, more and more families are being released onto the streets by ICE with little to nothing but the clothes on their backs..

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