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IN THIS ISSUE

  •  Stories
  •  Interactive gallery
  •  Reflections
  •  Take action
  •  Connect with us

 

INTERACTIVE GALLERY

CWS works with marginalized minorities
Photo:  CWS Asia-Pacific

Empowering minorities
In our latest photo slideshow, Agneta Dau Valler, CWS Cambodia and Vietnam, talks about education, training and helping the poorest of the poor.


CROP Vids

"Raise Your Voice" Check out this music video for your upcoming CROP Hunger Walk.

REFLECTIONS

Jovana Savić
Photo: Matt Hackworth/CWS

An irresistible call
CWS's Jovana Savić on what humanitarian work does for the soul and for society. >>


World Humanitarian Day - CWS staff from around the world reflect on why they work in humanitarian aid. >>

TAKE ACTION

Sign up to walk
The fall season means CROP Hunger Walks!  Check out the latest Walk stories. Then find a Walk in your area and register online.

Consider a gift annuity
Dr. Lola Reed continues her lifelong commitment to service with an endowment to CWS. >>

Get our advocacy alerts
Sign up for CWS Speak Out alerts and make your voice heard.

Nine Thousand Nights
Now available!  New book brings together stories, poems, art and photographs to form a vivid mosaic of the life of refugees from Burma.  Order online.

CONNECT WITH US

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AUGUST 2010

STORIES

Pakistan:  CWS providing assistance to 100,000 people
A family wading through floodwaters in Pakistan
Photo: REUTERS/Adrees Latif, courtesy www.AlertNet.org

In the wake of the worst flooding in Pakistan's history, Church World Service is responding over a wide geographic area, part of a decades-long commitment CWS has made to the country.  The cornerstone of the response is to provide direct assistance to nearly 100,000 individuals, which includes food and non-food items, shelter kits and health care.  By early August, CWS had already distributed some 70 tons of food items in Balochistan and Khyber Pakthoonkhwa.  Read more.

You can help!  Donate here.


HIGHLIGHTS

Haiti:  New opportunities for a resilient people
ACT Alliance-sponsored reconstruction under way in Jacmel
Photo: Catianne Tijerina/ACT Alliance

What needs to happen next for Haiti to recover from both the immediate disaster and the earlier, deeper structural problems that hobbled the country for years?  Five development professionals weigh in.  Learn more.

Five years after Hurricane Katrina

Photo: Matt Hackworth/CWS

As New Orleans and the Gulf Coast prepare to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, those who have worked tirelessly on behalf of the most vulnerable assert that much of the progress made so far could not have been accomplished without the support of the U.S. faith community and of humanitarian agencies like Church World Service.  Read more.

The former jeweler enjoys being a farmer
Seyad Ahmad checking on his farm
Photo: Ilmi Suminar/CWS

Less than five years ago, Seyad Ahmad was a prominent jeweler in eastern Sri Lanka. He and his family lived in a big house and travelled to Europe every year. But when the Tamil People’s Liberation Tigers (TPLT) killed Seyad’s brother, and then kidnapped Seyad for $10,000 ransom, he resolved to get his family out of the country.  Read more.


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