Europe and the Middle East
Whether we’re responding to war, or helping communities have access to renewable energy, our programs in Europe share the same mission: to build a world where everyone has food, voice and a safe place to call home.
We are creating safe spaces for refugees to have access to education, basic needs like food and hygiene products, safety and information about their legal rights. Through our refugee hubs and drop in shelters, we are ensuring Ukrainian and Roma children have the resources they need to grow during difficult times. We are also making sure women are given the opportunity to learn and work so that they can break the cycle of poverty for good.
Our programs are empowering families with the opportunity to generate stable incomes and access new opportunities for themselves and their children. Paired with our renewable energy programs, these families can now save money and improve their overall quality of life.
By working with these communities, we are responding to immediate needs and developing longer term solutions that will help us move closer to our mission. Together, we will move closer and closer to accomplishing our goal of building a better world for all.
An Oasis in the Desert
Can you imagine being 15 and being dropped off in Cairo, a city of 25 million people where you can’t speak the language, you don’t have shelter, you don’t have food, and you don’t know how to survive?
This isn’t a hypothetical question. This happens regularly, and with your help, we can be there to welcome our new neighbors when it does.
Explore our work in Europe and the Middle East
Lilia’s Fruitful Opportunities
The wonderful thing about giving is that if you give one thing to one person, oftentimes they will multiply that one thing into much more. This is exactly what Lilia, a Ukrainian woman in the country of Georgia, has managed to do in her small village. Lilia and her husband are participants in CWS programs that focus on renewable energy …
Bojana’s Powerful Love
In Belgrade, Serbia there is a community that has been forgotten and left behind by most of society: the Roma community. People living within Belgrade city limits may only know the Roma children who often spend countless hours working on the streets to support their families. Due to a history of discrimination and exclusion, Roma families have been forced to …
StARS Ambassadors are Thriving Together
Refugees around the world have immense potential and many skills to offer their communities. Our local partner in Egypt, St. Andrew’s Refugee Services, known as StARS*, recognizes this and is constantly developing new ways to lift up the members of their community. Through the StARS Ambassadors program, StARS staff members, who are also refugees, are growing together, becoming strong leaders, …