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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From the field: Pakistan flood survivors on the response

From the field: Pakistan flood survivors on the response

Sep 16, 2014

16 September, 2014 - Four survivors of the floods that have ruined large areas of Azad Kashmir, Punjab and Sindh talk about the moment the floods arrived

Taking health care to Pakistan flood survivors

Taking health care to Pakistan flood survivors

Sep 16, 2014

16 September 2014 - ACT member CWS-PA is sending doctors to flood survivors in the wake of disastrous floods and landslides in Pakistan

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.

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