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Beata Mpinganzima

The Dressmaker
CWS's Giving Hope program helped Beata Mpinganzima start her own tailoring business.  Watch now.

New Year's video

New Year's resolution
Watch CWS's Rev. John L. McCullough's New Year's video and make your resolution to support immigration reform.


Best Gift - Goats
Photo: Tammi Mott/CWS

Gifts with meaning
Stop by our Best Gift Catalog and honor someone special with a unique gift this Christmas.

Nine Thousand Nights
Special volume forms a vivid mosaic of the life of refugees from Burma through stories, poems, art and photographs.  Available now!

"Pass The DREAM Act"
Call your Senators and urge them to help enact The DREAM Act.

Advocate with us
Sign up for CWS Speak Out alerts and make your voice heard on issues that matter.


CWS partner honored
Ellenor Simmons, director of the Crescent Alliance Recovery Effort, was recently recognized for her work following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  >>


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The best gifts of all...
Best Gift Catalog

Holiday gifts come in all sizes, shapes and colors … the possibilities are endless.  But the most precious gifts are the ones that honor the recipient and also provide a very real lifeline for someone struggling to survive.  Read more.


Out of the ashes, CWS helps Merapi communities 'start over'
Children in Indonesia
Photo: Matt Hackworth/CWS

On a sunny afternoon in Sidorejo Village, Indonesia, 30 kids gathered at a house to play, sing and draw.  The children were participating in a CWS program, with recreational activities aimed to make them feel safer in the aftermath of the recent eruption of Mt. Merapi, which has claimed 259 lives and displaced over 369,000 people.  Read more.

Southern Sudan: 'We want our children's future to be different'
Citizens of Southern Sudan
Photo: Paul Jeffrey/Response magazine

Women and men in Southern Sudan have enthusiastically registered to vote in a January referendum on whether their war-torn land will split off from the north of the country.  Read more.

Pakistan update: Concerns about health, shelter and food security
Dr. Qamar Zaman
Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

Dr. Qamar Zaman, CWS Health Specialist in Pakistan, talks about the current humanitarian situation and the CWS response as winter approaches and Pakistanis continue their long path toward recovery.  Read more.

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