Europe and the Middle East
We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. An opportunity to earn a living. A life free from violence, discrimination or stigma. A hopeful future.
That's why we're supporting marginalized neighbors in Europe and the Middle East. In Serbia, for example, we're helping Roma families break the generational cycle of poverty that they have faced for too long. In Georgia, we're supporting rural cooperatives as they earn a living through renewable energy. In Egypt, we are welcoming refugees who are building new lives far from home.
Together, we can help more people make this vision a reality.
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.
Portable solar panels mean electricity and easier living for families in Herzegovina
Morine is a hut settlement high in the mountains of the Herzegovina region in Bosnia-Herzegovina. For centuries, people in this area have been practicing a nomadic lifestyle and are well-known for cattle breeding and producing cheese. The roughly 20 families in Morine are dedicated to preserving their tradition of cattle breeding far from industrialized farms. But in order to make …
Food Boxes Help Refugees in Cairo Put Meals on the Table During the Pandemic
Trigger warning: The stories below include content that will be hard to read, including sexual violence. Aisha is a single mother of a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old. An Eritrean refugee, she came to Cairo to find safety and work so that she could support her children. Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Like many refugee women, Aisha lost her job as …
Going the extra mile so that children don’t fall behind in school during the pandemic
Iljmija and his family live in Belgrade, Serbia. He comes from a big family with six siblings. Like in many marginalized Roma families, Iljmija’s parents support their family by collecting recyclables. They often have their children help, so Illjmija often works on the streets. In addition to participating in the CWS-supported Protection through Education program, Illjmija also visits the CWS-supported …