Meal time at a CWS-supported feeding program in Haiti.
Photo: Catianne Tijerina/ACT Alliance
Reducing hunger, disaster risk reduction key challenges for 2012
Two issues top CWS’s annual assessment of global concerns. One is the number of hungry, impoverished children in the world – which could reach unparalleled levels in 2012. The other, reducing the risk for major disasters worldwide, particularly in Asia and the Pacific.
"People are the key"
Through its Japanese partners, CWS Asia/Pacific has been providing humanitarian assistance since the horrific earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. Though not outwardly as visible as the results of massive cleanup efforts, the continuing compassion of volunteers is helping survivors of the tragedy heal.
McCullough’s vision leads to greater focus – and re-election
He has led advocacy efforts to protect vulnerable people. Challenged CWS to expand its capacity to fight global hunger and poverty. And helped the agency evolve to meet the needs of a changing and often volatile world. Recently, the Rev. John L. McCullough was re-elected as CWS executive director and CEO.