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INTERACTIVE GALLERY

Disaster recovery workers
Photo: FEMA

Recovering from disaster
CWS Emergency Response Specialist Brian Crousure explains how we're helping communities in the wake of devastating U.S. storms.  Watch now.


Pinhook, Mo.
Photo: CWS

Rebuilding a village
Debra Tarver is trying to help her community of Pinhook, Mo., recover from flooding.  CWS is helping her learn how.  Watch now.

REFLECTIONS

Alen Radosavijevic
Photo: Matt Hackworth/CWS

Child's play on the streets of Belgrade
It’s almost 1 a.m. and Alen Radosavijevic is hard at work.  The problem is he's only 12 years old.  Read more.


Your impact doubled
Your generous support has helped us exceed our Matching Gift challenge with more than $119,000 donated.  Thank you to everyone who contributed!

TAKE ACTION

A woman holding her son
Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

Finding a new home
Reaching out to refugees is both a privilege and an integral part of CWS's passion.  You can help!

Team of girls at a Walk
Photo: Naida Fabi

Walk with us!
Our Fall CROP Hunger Walks are online, just waiting for you to register.  Find yours now!

Use our bucket list
Gather your friends and assemble some CWS Emergency Clean-up Buckets to help here in the U.S.

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JULY 2011

FEATURE STORY

CWS responding in drought-stricken areas of Kenya
Women in Kenya
Photo by Laurie MacGregor, ACT/NCA

This has been the driest period in the Horn of Africa since 1995, with the lowest level of rainfall in 60 years.  As a result, food security has deteriorated in Kenya and neighboring countries.  CWS is providing emergency food relief, water tankering and long-term disaster risk reduction programs.  Read more.



STORIES

Even after 65 years, resettling refugees still critical to CWS work
Assisting refugees
CWS historical photo

Roughly 155 million people are displaced by armed conflict, persecution, natural disaster and large-scale development projects.  CWS was resettling refugees to the U.S. before there was a U.N. Refugee Convention or U.S. Refugee Program, and we continue to enhance refugees’ successful resettlement today.  Learn more.

Fighting hunger in Joplin, even after a direct hit
Judy and Cheryl Parker dig through rubble
Photo: REUTERS/Eric Thayer courtesy www.alertnet.org

Though a tornado destroyed a third of their town, the people of Joplin, Mo., are forging ahead with their annual CROP Hunger Walk this fall.  Read more.

'We don’t have to wait … to be protected; we can be proactive.'
Security training workshop
Photo: Damon Perry/CWS

Aid workers face more security risks now than ever before.  That's why CWS Asia/Pacific has organized security workshops to train their peers on the importance of safety and security.  Learn more.

One year later: Pakistan's devastating floods
2010 Pakistan floods
Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

Pakistan's floods were the worst in a generation.  Around 1 in 10 Pakistanis were affected by the crisis.  View our photo slideshow illustrating CWS's work providing food, emergency shelter and medical care.


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