New CWS "Facts Have Faces" helps readers understand and assist the forcibly displaced

Widespread forced displacement is among the most pressing tragedies in today's world. War, persecution and human rights abuses have driven nearly 14 million people from their countries and displaced another 26 million within their own countries. Millions more have fled places that no longer sustain life due to environmental degradation.

Refugees Facts Have Faces brochure

Widespread forced displacement is among the most pressing tragedies in today’s world.  War, persecution and human rights abuses have driven nearly 14 million people from their countries and displaced another 26 million within their own countries.  Millions more have fled places that no longer sustain life due to environmental degradation.

The new Church World Service “Facts Have Faces: Refugees and other forcibly displaced people” helps people of faith understand forced displacement – and joins CWS in making a lasting difference in the lives of forcibly displaced people.

Along with facts, figures and key terms, the six-page resource features the voices of refugees and internally displaced persons and stories of CWS response.  It points individuals, congregations and communities to many ways they can extend humanitarian protection and assistance to uprooted people – including those who get the chance to resettle to the United States, those returning home, and those still uprooted.

Download the PDF
, order online or phone 800-297-1516.  One to ten copies are free to the public.  For 11 to 99, there is a charge of $.30 each.

Media Contact:
Lesley Crosson, 212-870-2676, lcrosson@churchworldservice.org
Jan Dragin, 781-925-1526, jdragin@gis.net


Share/Save/Bookmark

Browse news release archive

 

All active news articles