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Teresia and Mardon, mother and son, in Indonesia

Fighting malnutrition
CWS's Therapeutic Feeding Center saves lives in Indonesia.  Watch now.

Food distribution at evacuation center in Japan

CWS at work in Japan
Evacuees continue to face challenges after the disaster.  Learn more.


A young Haitian boy with a CWS blanket

Restoring community
Check out our "Hope for Haiti" video and then learn more about holding a Blankets+ celebration.

New ways to help
What do cell phones and cars have in common?  (Hint: it's not texting while driving!Find out.

And the winner is...
Congratulations to Kathleen S. for winning our SERVICE survey contest!  We'd love to hear from you – tell us what you think!


A mighty call for mercy
Jasmine Huggins reflects on Ecumenical Advocacy Days and raising our voices to stop violence against women and girls.  Read more.


Creative energy @ UTK
Two University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students saw a unique way to fight hunger:  a big pillow fight to benefit CROP Hunger Walk and CWS. >>


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APRIL 2011


70,000 more reasons why foreign assistance matters
Children in Kenya
Photo: CWS

Humanitarian and poverty-focused foreign assistance make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. federal budget.  Drastic cuts in this area will not solve the budget crisis, but will hurt millions of people worldwide. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah recently said that proposed cuts to foreign assistance would, conservatively, "lead to 70,000 kids dying."  Read more.

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Japan: CWS helps provide food and other basics
Evacuees in Japan
Photo: Takeshi Komino/CWS

Nearly a month has passed since disaster struck northeastern Japan.  Hundreds of thousands of people have been impacted.  Many survivors still await assistance, not knowing where to begin rebuilding their lives.  Takeshi Komino, coordinator of CWS efforts in Japan, shares about the continuing challenges and CWS’s response.  Read more.

Nicaragua: Learning new ways and walking to a new horizon
Cruz Rivas Williams
Photo: Angela R-Schafer/CWS

In the midst of gripping poverty, Cruz Rivas Williams sees great potential right under his feet.  "The greatest gift God has given us is the water and the land," he says.  Williams and others are demonstrating sustainable farming techniques in local training centers in northern Nicaragua, where CWS fights hunger with knowledge.  Read more.

Mobilizing health care for Pakistan flood survivors
A man in Pakistan
Photo: CWS-P/A

For many of us, taking a sick child to the doctor is a routine occurrence.  But what if there are no doctors?  No medicines?  No hospitals?  One young mother in Segram, Pakistan, knows the answer.  Read more.

A dam walk in Texas helps kick off Spring CROP Hunger Walk season
CROP Hunger Walkers in Canyon Lake, Texas
Photo courtesy of CRRC of Canyon Lake

You can excuse any residents of Canyon Lake in central Texas Hill Country for referring to their town’s annual hunger-fighting walk as, "That dam walk."  The description is hardly a pejorative, as the route takes CROP Hunger Walkers straight across Canyon Lake Dam.  Read more.

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