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World Refugee Day in Lancaster, Pa.
Photo:  Dhan Maya Poudyel

Refugees celebrate
Listen to music by the Gurung Brothers while viewing our photo slideshow from World Refugee Day 2010.


Check out these brief, fun videos with hot ideas for your upcoming CROP Hunger Walk.


Marty Shupack
Photo provided.

Saving lives through advocacy
CWS's Marty Shupack reflects on the vital role we play when we urge elected officials to act with compassion and justice toward our neighbors in need. >>


Speak out!
Urge Congress to pass the IVAWA and help stop violence against women and girls worldwide!

Register for a Walk
The Fall 2010 CROP Hunger Walk season is now online!  You can sign up for a Walk near you and create your own personal web page to raise support online.

Explore planned giving
Like retired CWS staffer Hilde Boyle, you can leave a lasting impact in the world.

Organize with friends
Join with others in your community to assemble CWS Kits or host a Blankets+ celebration - you can make a world of difference!


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Haiti:  Many small successes six months into recovery
Boys carrying a water jug in Haiti
Photo: Jonathan Ernst/LWR-ACT

Six months after the devastating Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake, the road to recovery remains long and difficult.  Yet despite the multiple challenges, "CWS has accomplished much and continues to work to address unmet needs," notes Aaron Tate, CWS Haiti earthquake response coordinator.  In Port-au-Prince, children are back in classes now, in a safe and standing building that Church World Service helped purchase.  Read more.


Haiti: "The first to be forgotten" have a chance to reclaim dignity
Marlene Derley in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Photo: Catianne Tijerina/ACT Alliance

In Port-au-Prince, Haiti — where mobility is difficult even for able-bodied persons — people with disabilities remain some of the most at-risk residents.  CWS is working to assist and empower people with disabilities, providing a sense of community, along with a monthly stipend of $75 for six months.  Marlene Derley, an amputee who lost her right arm after a building collapsed during the earthquake six months ago, is using her grant to restart her small restaurant business at home, a much-needed boost since she and her family are depending on the income.  Learn more.

Watch "CWS at work in Haiti", to see how CWS is helping people with disabilities in Haiti.

World Refugee Day celebrated across the U.S.
Burmese family in Lancaster, Pa.
Photo: Jackie Sahd/CWS

Kaung Sitt Naing and his wife Witt Mhone Phue, refugees from Burma, were resettled to the United States just three years ago.  The family chose World Refugee Day 2010 (June 20) as an occasion to say thank you with a generous $200 donation to Church World Service for helping them during their first months in their new country.  Read more.

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