Latin America and the Caribbean
Everyone should have a safe home and be able to earn a living, put food on the table and care for their children. And we should be able to make this happen in a way that respects local cultures and gives voice to the marginalized.
From Mexico to Argentina, we're teaming up with talented and compassionate partners to make this happen. We focus on reaching people who society often excludes, such as families in remote areas. Or children with incarcerated parents. Or people who have left their homes in search of safety or prosperity.
Join us as we strengthen communities and respond to emergencies.
Rebuilding after the Storm
Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti in October 2016. For years, we worked with remote communities to rebuild houses and schools that were damaged or destroyed.
Updated Emergency Appeal: Haiti Earthquake
Appeal Code: 6773 This serves as an update to the Preliminary Emergency Appeal, issued on August 20. Situation A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14. This disaster killed at least 2,248 people and injured more than 12,700. It destroyed buildings and infrastructure, impacting hundreds of thousands of people. Days later, Tropical Storm Grace compounded the situation, bringing …
Preliminary Emergency Appeal: Major Earthquake in Haiti
Appeal code: 6773 Situation On Saturday, August 14, a major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwest of Haiti. Then, on Monday and Tuesday, August 16 and 17, Tropical Storm Grace brought heavy rains to many of the same communities. The storm triggered mudslides and compounded the earthquake’s damage, further hampering relief efforts. Some of the earthquake’s damage is in areas where …
The Best Lens to View the World Through
I love scrolling through the pages of photos that tell the CWS story. There’s a kid-in-a-candy-shop moment when a photo request comes across my desk. When I do, I am immediately transported back to the trips I’ve taken. What’s the best part about those trips? The amazing–let me emphasize that, AMAZING–people I’ve met along the way. I’m never fully packed …