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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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.

ACT aims to meet growing needs in Gaza

ACT aims to meet growing needs in Gaza

Jan 24, 2013

ACT Alliance has stepped-up its efforts to address the deepening humanitarian crisis in Gaza following an Israeli military offensive in November 2012 that left 163 Palestinians dead – including 42 children and 22 women.

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Jan 09, 2013

A profile of Church World Service kicks off the 18th season of a popular U.S. documentary series and features an interview with ACT governing board member, Donna Derr.

Cambodia moves toward enhanced stability

Cambodia moves toward enhanced stability

Jan 09, 2013

Long-term ACT development projects in northern Cambodia are providing stability for villages hit by floods two years ago that left 1.2 million people homeless.

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