U.S. Refugee Resettlement
Around the world more than 25 million refugees—over half of whom are children—have fled
conflict and persecution and remain in desperate need of a safe place to call home. For the most vulnerable among them, resettlement to a safe country is their best hope for finding safety and building a future for their children.
Since CWS began its work responding to the devastation of World War II, we have helped refugee families rebuild their lives in the United States. Through partnership with local communities and congregations we ensure each arriving family is met with a warm welcome and provided with the services they need to thrive and become valued members of their new communities.
Welcoming refugees and helping get a strong start in the United States is good for all of us. Refugees overwhelmingly give back to the communities that welcome them, opening businesses, volunteering and becoming actively engaged citizens.
The Future of Refugee Resettlement & Complementary Pathways: Strengthening Sustainable and Strategic Solutions for Refugees
The global humanitarian and refugee protection system is facing significant challenges. Despite renewed international commitment to finding durable solutions for refugees, including resettlement and complementary pathways, most of the 1.4 million refugees in need of resettlement as a durable solution in 2020 are unlikely to be resettled. The reasons for this ‘resettlement gap’ are many; though the political challenges are …
Senators Lankford, Leahy Call on White House to Extend Visas and Resettlement Approvals During COVID-19
Washington, D.C. — Church World Service today applauded the efforts of Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for their leadership in supporting refugees and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) recipients during the time of COVID-19. Their leadership came in the form of a letter calling on the Trump Administration to extend visas and approvals so that securely vetted individuals …
The Church with a Heart in the Heart of Nashua
Who knew that when a church hosts a Blanket Sunday for CWS it could come back and help them support their own community? Well, that is what happened at Main Street United Methodist Church in Nashua, NH. “We used to think of CWS Blankets going all over the world but now I see some are used here in the United …