Church World Service (CWS)

Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.  A cooperative agency of 37 Christian denominations and communions in the U.S., CWS works in partnership with local organizations around the world, supporting sustainable development, meeting emergency needs, assisting refugees and displaced persons, and addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty.

CWS provides financial, technical and material assistance from the U.S. and through programs worldwide.

CWS core development work internationally supports an asset-based, contextual approach to community development. CWS is committed to employing its resources in a strategic and focused way to achieve the greatest positive improvement in people's lives in the areas where we work. CWS also works to raise awareness in the U.S. – in the churches and the general public, as well as with policymakers -- to give voice to the issues that affect hunger people and promote sustainable solutions.

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Accounting for spending in Haiti

Accounting for spending in Haiti

Aug 20, 2014

20 August, 2014 - Who did what with funds raised after the Haiti earthquake? ACT members in Haiti celebrate success as Washington passes a bill requiring NGOs to carry out strict reporting of their activities in Haiti.

"We are not alone in this difficult time"

"We are not alone in this difficult time"

May 30, 2014

31 May, 2014 - Mehrabudin went to find work in the morning. When he came home his village, in the hills of Afghanistan, had been wiped out by a landslide.

Afghanistan floods and landslides

Afghanistan floods and landslides

May 30, 2014

30 May 2014 - A devastating landslide in Argo District, Badakhshan on May 2 killed at least 503 people, but based on information from the affected community, it is feared that up 2,500 people died and are buried under meters of mud.

Learn to manage security in humanitarian aid

Learn to manage security in humanitarian aid

Sep 19, 2013

19 September 2013 - Global Conference on the Role of Security Risk Management in Effective Humanitarian Aid

Six stories chronicle lives renewed after years of calamitous Pakistani floods

Six stories chronicle lives renewed after years of calamitous Pakistani floods

Apr 04, 2013

Read stories reported from the field that describe the impacts of ongoing support to flood-affected Pakistani communities since 2010.

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