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World Water Week 2011
Photo courtesy World Water Week

Providing access to water
August 21-27 is World Water Week, and CWS is there!  Check out several brief video clips highlighting our work in East Africa, Honduras and the Middle East.

Laura in Haiti

Meet Laura
Laura, who survived the 2010 Haitian earthquake as a baby, was fitted with a prosthetic leg with help from CWS.  Watch video.

Africa slides
Photo: Tim Shenk/CWS

Images of the drought
View our new slideshow with photos from recent food distributions in East Africa.


Photo courtesy High Point CROP Hunger Walk

One step at a time
Register for your CROP Hunger Walk and raise funds online to help hungry people.  Check it out!

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Plan to advocate in 2012
Take a look at the Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2012 brochure and see how you can get involved.
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Marty Shupack
Photo: CWS

Speaking up for the poor is worth the cost
On July 28, CWS’s Marty Shupack and 10 others were arrested for engaging in civil disobedience in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.  Check out his inspiring story.


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Chronicling the East African drought
Women in Kenya
Photo: George Arende

There are an endless number of stories to tell about this year's devastating drought in East Africa.  Across much of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and beyond, more than 12 million people are struggling to survive the failure of seasonal rains, the scarcity of water and the skyrocketing price of food.  Read more.


Your steps can help end hunger at home and around the world!
Participants in the 2010 Chicago CROP Hunger Walk
Photo: Naidi Fabi

The Fall 2011 CROP Hunger Walk season is underway, with more than 1,200 events planned across the country over the next 3 months!  You can register online and even form a team from your congregation or group (over 400 are there already).  Find your Walk and sign up now!

Africa's drought: the context of a heartbreaking emergency
Somali woman and her child
Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Aliance

In a recent interview, Sammy Matua, CWS staff member in Nairobi, talks about the extent of the current drought, food shortages and specific ways in which our East Africa office is improving food security and livelihood diversification.  Read more.

Indigenous women save crops with a few clay pots
Women of the Paraguayan Chaco
Photo: CWS-LAC

In the vast, dry Chaco region of South America – where water and prosperity are scarce – indigenous women are growing abundant vegetables by burying handmade clay pots in their gardens to help capture, retain and utilize the little rain that does fall.  Read more.

Water fuels CWS supporter's passion
John M. Walsh III and Mary Obeiro
Photo: CWS

"For over 50 years I have been involved in many areas having to do with water quality," says John M. Walsh III, the founder of a water quality firm based in New Jersey. While Walsh's work has focused on purifying and monitoring water systems, his passion has been in making sure everyone has access to clean, safe water.  Read more.

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