Indonesia Earthquake

URGENT: Indonesia Earthquake 20225.6 magnitude earthquake struck Cianjur town in West Java, Indonesia on November 21, 2022. The area where the quake struck is densely populated and prone to landslides, with poorly built houses reduced to rubble in many areas. Nearly 300 people have been confirmed dead, thousands injured and nearly 60,000 people have been displaced by the disaster and …

A Cold, Brutal Winter Looms in Moldova

News & Updates | Posted Monday, October 31, 2022

Temperatures are dropping in the European nation of Moldova. Each night is a little longer than the one before it, and the first snowflakes of winter will be here soon. Sadly, most indicators show that it will likely be a long, hard winter in Moldova this year. Energy dependence and poverty have long taken a toll here. The International Energy …

Emergency Appeal: Hurricane Season 2022

News & Updates | Posted Monday, October 10, 2022

Appeal code: 628S November 10 update: Hurricane Nicole made landfall in Florida as a Category 1 storm last night. CWS and our partners are assessing needs and will respond as needed. We may launch an updated appeal to reflect both an expanded response to Hurricane Ian and any new response plans that arise from Hurricane Nicole. Look for an update …

Situation Report: Hurricane Season 2022

News & Updates | Posted Thursday, September 29, 2022

Appeal code: 628S Situation We are currently in the midst of another damaging hurricane season, and communities in the Caribbean the United States and Canada are bracing for impact or working to recover. In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona has brought over 30 inches of rain, severely damaging the island’s infrastructure. Currently, about 20 percent of Puerto Ricans remain without power …

Hurricane Season 2022

URGENT: Hurricane Response 2022As hurricane season is in full swing, CWS is responding to Hurricane Ian in Florida and Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico. We are preparing to connect affected communities with resources to help them rebuild, including CWS Kits, CWS Blankets and other crucial supplies. Together with our partners, we are also working to ensure that the most vulnerable …

Saving Homes and Changing Lives

News & Updates | Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to wake up one night to the sound of rushing water flooding your home? How it would feel to see your belongings get destroyed or washed away? For most of us, the answer is probably no. We don’t think a natural disaster might affect us…until it does. For Sandy Gunnell, when …

Situation Report: Hurricane Fiona

News & Updates | Posted Thursday, September 22, 2022

Situation Since making landfall on Sunday, Hurricane Fiona has led to heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos Islands. In Puerto Rico, the effects of the hurricane are reminiscent of Hurricane Maria which killed almost 3,000 people and knocked out Puerto Rico’s entire power grid in 2017. Hurricane Fiona has once …

Resilience & Disaster Services

Resilience & Disaster ServicesWhen disaster strikes, we respond in two key ways. In the hours and days after an emergency, we provide critical supplies to organizations on the ground. We make CWS Hygiene Kits, Emergency Cleanup Buckets, School Kits and Blankets available. We ship tens of thousands of these supplies to disaster-struck areas each year. We also work to ensure …

United States

United StatesEvery family has the right to live in safety and dignity. CWS has been welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to the United States since the 1940s. And the need is greater now than it has been in decades. From the moment refugee families arrive in the United States, we help meet their needs. We also make sure they have …

When war erupted in Ukraine, you stepped up. Here are 5 ways in which your support has made a difference

News & Updates | Posted Monday, August 22, 2022

In late February of 2022, the world watched in shock as Russia launched an unwarranted invasion of Ukraine. The images and stories we have heard over the last six months–and continue to hear–are heartbreaking. Hospitals have been ruthlessly bombed, infrastructure has been destroyed, families have been torn apart and millions of Ukrainians have been forced to flee the only home …