Everyone should be able to live without fear. We should all have a safe place to call home, a way to earn a living, food to eat and water to drink.
In many communities in Africa, like in many other places in the world, these goals can be hard to reach. Conflict and disasters drive people from their homes. Harsh climates can destroy crops and make it hard to get water.
CWS operates Resettlement Support Center Africa, based in Kenya. The RSC team guides all U.S.-bound refugees from sub-Saharan Africa through the resettlement process. We help them prepare for their new lives in the United States.
Other CWS programs focus on helping farmers improve their harvests. Connecting communities to clean water. Equipping families to rebuild and replant after a disaster. Supporting entrepreneurs from marginalized communities as they start businesses. Building a world where everyone can reach their potential.
Refuge and Gratitude from Iceland
CWS partners with the local Moldovan organization, Zdrovii Gorod (Healthy City), to support Ukrainian refugees by providing comprehensive services including food and non-food items, social inclusion, and psychosocial support. Olga was both a program participant and a volunteer at the center. She recently moved to Iceland with her daughter, Dasha. Below is a thank you letter she wrote to Zdorovii …
A Young Man with A Plan
While war may seem to stop or slow down ordinary life, for children affected by it, it may do the opposite. Children affected by war are often forced to speed up their lives and become little adults. Young boys and girls may feel like they have to step up when a parent is deployed or their families experience a loss. …
Bringing Fun and Big Hugs
Just like many kids around the world anticipate the arrival of an ice cream truck, in Moldova, many children look forward to the arrival of the LudoBus! The LudoBus, which means “fun bus” or “play bus” in English, was created by our partner Diaconia to bring education and fun to Moldovan children in rural areas. When thousands of Ukrainians fled …