Global Migration: Dignity & Rights
People have always been on the move. But today is different.
Violence and persecution have forced people to leave their homes in record numbers. More than 100 million people are in this situation. More and more people are facing homelessness because of disasters. Climate change continues to add new challenges and strain.
CWS has been focusing on protecting migrants and refugees since our founding in 1946. This plays out in three ways:
First, we work to address the root factors that compel people to leave home. We advocate for urgent responses to the climate crisis, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our goal is that people can choose to migrate rather than be forced to leave out of desperation.
Second, we meet the needs of people once they are on the move. This is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. We've joined allies from around the world to call on governments to protect migrants and refugees during the pandemic.
Third, we amplify the voices of people on the move. Their experiences are a guiding light in ensuring that our programs are effective.
CWS Asylum & Border Services
StARS Supports Sudanese Refugees in their Search for Safety
Since the beginning of the conflict in Sudan* in April 2023, about 287,230 people have crossed the border to Egypt seeking refuge. When they arrive in Egypt, after experiencing long and difficult journeys, most Sudanese refugees have limited or no resources. They often arrive traumatized from the tragedy they’ve experienced. Many were separated from their families due to visa restrictions …
“They Treated Me Like a Human Being”
My name is Noor, and I’m 28 years old. I was born in Tunisia, where I lived with my father, mother and three sisters. Due to the economic situation, my mother, who is of French descent, wanted our family to move to France. However, my father refused, and when I was just 5 years old, my mother left home, returned …
From the Darien to Mexico: Love Saves Lives
In April, I had the opportunity to participate in a conference in Medellin, Colombia hosted by the Como Nacido Entre Nosotros (Like Born Among Us) network, supported by CWS, along with leaders from more than 40 churches and faith-based organizations. The Como Nacido network works to sensitize, mobilize and equip the faith-based community in Latin America to serve and advocate …