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Daniel, Deu and Awal

Daniel, Deu and Awal, among young participants in the October 16 CROP Hunger Walk in Rochester, N.Y., organized by teens in the Mary's Place Interact Chapter of the Rotary Club.
Photo: Keely Costello

Teen refugees walk ‘til the whole world is not hungry’
Not just any teens, the young CROP Hunger Walk organizers in Rochester, N.Y., have come from an entirely different world.  They are resettled refugees from Burma, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries.  And they jumped at the chance to help hungry people around the world.

Haiti recovery continues – as does assistance from CWS
After Haiti’s devastating earthquake of January 2010, CWS implemented programs to address the needs of the country’s most vulnerable and helped provide much-needed housing for hundreds of displaced families.  Now, CWS has expanded its appeal to continue support for reconstruction, empowerment, disaster-risk reduction and sustainability-focused initiatives.

Disaster risk reduction includes addressing climate change
Along with natural disasters, climate change is adding to the hardships of vulnerable communities around the world.  Several CWS staff recently attended a global workshop that brought together ACT Alliance members to discuss common concerns and discover solutions to the challenges of climate change and disaster risk reduction.

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