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Nationwide, volunteers rush to gather, ship CWS Buckets and Kits – CWS distributes blankets supplies to Sandy survivors
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Caption: Franklin Township, N.J.food bank executive director Frank Hasner hands a CWS Blanket to Lavilla Thompson, whose family's electrical service is intermittent in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. "This will help keep my kids warm," Thompson said.

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Caption: The Community Food Bank of New Jersey's Phyllis Dunlop and CWS President and CEO, the Rev. John L. McCullough move blankets at the Food Bank's Hillside, N.J. warehouse.

Photo: Carol Fouke/CWS

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Caption: Serena Bennerman and Frank Hasner, of the Franklin, Township, N.J. Food Bank, prepare to distribute CWS Blankets to those in need. Temperatures in New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy are below freezing, making CWS Blankets all the more critica.

Photo: Matt Hackworth/CWS

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Caption: CWS President and CEO John McCullough displaying CWS Blankets and Emergency Cleanup Buckets at the New Jersey Food Bank on Nov. 5, 2012.

Photo: Carol Fouke/CWS

CWS recognizes immigrants’ struggles and achievements at October 25 event
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Caption: CWS President and CEO John McCullough with recipients of CWS's First Annual John Backer Awards, Myrna Orozco and Tony Hernandez.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: Myrna Orozco receives her award from John McCullough.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: Tony Hernandez receives his award from John McCullough.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: New York City Immigration Commissioner Fatima Shama addresses the event.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: Yvette Rovira offers a song.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

Silos in Nicaragua’s rural farm communities now seeding the future
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Caption: Carlos Aguirre explains why grain silos are part of CIEETS' work in Aguas Calientes, Carazo, Nicaragua. Similar silos now have been constructed in the communities of La Conquista and Santa Teresa.

Photo: Sean Hawkey

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Caption: Briana ConcepcioÌn, 7, sits in front of grain silos that are part of CIEETS work in Aguas Calientes, Carazo, Nicaragua, another municipality where CWS and partners are using the silos to help local families achieve food security.

Photo: Sean Hawkey

With immigration simmering as a 2012 elections issue, CWS to honor immigrants’ contributions at Oct. 25 event
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Caption: NYC Immigration Commissioner Fatima Shama

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Community garden provides fresh vegetables for Michigan refugee farmers
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Caption: Rehema Muya with produce from the Pamoja Garden, shared by several Somali Bantu refugee families in Hudsonville, Mich.

Photo: Marion Vande Steeg

On World Food Day, Haitian Co-ops Face Struggles but Persevere
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Caption: A child whose family is a member of the "Hand in Hand" co-operative in the Artibonite region of Haiti is enrolled in school as part of co-op activities.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: A member of the "Hand in Hand" co-operative in the Artibonite region of Haiti shows seedlings. Co-op members pool their resources to grow food both for themselves and for sale in local markets..

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Tony Hernandez, Myrna Orozco to be honored at Oct. 25 event
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Caption: Tony Hernandez, Co-Founder & CEO of Latino Broadcasting Company, is the son of a Cuban refugee resettled by CWS. He lives in Miami, FL.

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Caption: Recording artist Yvette Rovira will perform at the CWS event in NYC Oct. 25, 2012.

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Caption: Recording artist Yvette Rovira will perform at the CWS event in NYC Oct. 25, 2012.

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Caption: John Backer profile photo

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Caption: Private Backer and another CWS staff member saying "goodbye" to a Hungarian refugee leaving Camp Kilmer, NJ, for her final destination in the US. Backer worked with CWS at the camp arranging transportation for CWS refugees going to their sponsors.

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Growing food and protecting the land that produces it in Nicaragua
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Caption: Vegetables sprout in a Rio Coco gardening plot in Nicaragua where CWS programs are helping indigenous people achieve food security.

Photo: Don Tatlock/CWS

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Caption: Indigenous people in Nicaragua's Rio Coco region bring their harvest downstream.

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In a joint earthquake response, "a lesson in working 'smart'"
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Caption: A beneficiary of the Rural House Repair & Construction in Gantier & Boen, a partnership between CWS and Christian Aid, implemented by Servicio Social de Iglesias Dominicanas, standing in front of her home, nearly completed.

Photo: Jason Knapp/CWS

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Caption: A choir of community members in Gantier and Boen, singing at a celebration ceremony of the Rural House Repair & Reconstruction program, a partnership between CWS and Christian Aid, implemented by Servicio Social de Inglesias Dominicanas

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Child Survival
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Caption: This baby boy was waiting to be measured in Posyandu (intergrated health post) of Botona'ai Village, Indonesia. In this Posyandu, children under five years of age are measured; the results are recorded to monitor their growth.

Photo: Ilmi Suminar/CWS

Pakistan Flood Survivors
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Caption: Flood survivors in Pakistan carry their CWS relief packages in Mirpurkhas District, Sindh Province.

Photo: Saleem Dominic

Making refugees feel welcome: Start with a smile
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Caption: Ken Tota (ORR), Dorothy Wheeler (New York State) and Molly Short (Journey's End Refugee Services, Buffalo, N.Y.), panelists on refugee integration.

Photo: Tom Hampson/CWS

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Caption: Laila Amara (Fort Worth) and Rob Mezger (Dallas), Refugee Services of Texas, at a workshop during CWS/IRP National Conference.

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Caption: Three people -- at a workshop

Photo: Tom Hampson/CWS

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Caption: Aundreia Alexander, American Baptist Churches staffer responsible for refugee ministries.

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Caption: Viktor Sokolyuk (left) and Jim Hershberger from the CWS affiliate in Virginia, in a workshop.

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Sheila McGeehan: resettling refugees in Lancaster, Pa., for 25 years
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Caption: Sheila McGeehan

Photo: Jackie Sahd, CWS-Lancaster

Rev. John McCullough
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Caption: CWS Executive Director and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough receives United Methodist Church Council of Bishops 2012 Ecumenical Award

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Micronutrient supplements helping overcome child malnutrition in challenged Kenya districts
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Caption: At a health clinic in Kenya’s Kinango district,  a staff nurse and a mother talk about multi-micronutrient supplments for her child.

Photo: Julia Suryantan

Bringing nutrition awareness home in Kenya's famine-scarred Kinango
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Caption: Families in Kenya’s remote Kinango district villages continue to suffer from droughts, crop failures, hunger and chld malnutrition

Photo: Julia Suryantan

Burma/Myanmar’s steps toward reform bring opportunities, challenges
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Caption: Jack Dunford, executive director of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) briefs NGOs in New York.

Photo: Carol Fouke-Mpoyo

International Women's Day: CWS empowering women around the world
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Caption: Jeniffer Sindiri checks supplies in the business she began after learning to read and write at a CWS-sponsored literacy program in Kenya.

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Honoring Afghan Women
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Humanitarian to walk 100 miles for SoCal, global hunger
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Caption: Maurice A. Bloem, Deputy Director, Head of Programs and Interim Communication Director, Church World Service

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Ending child malnutrition in Kenya, one sprinkle at a time
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Caption: A woman feeds her child food with added micronutrient powder as part of a CWS nutrition project in Kenya

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Haiti Advocacy Days in Washington January 23 - 25, 2012
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Caption: At a congressional reception, U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (Michigan) speaks to fellow lawmakers, members of U.S. advocacy groups, activists from Haitian civil society organizations and Haitian Disaspora groups, on the first day of Haiti Advocacy Week in Washington (January 23 - 25, 2012)

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Caption: Jasmine Huggins, Senior Advocacy Officer for Haiti representing Church World Service and UK-based Christian Aid, anticipates productive talks with policymakers during January 2012 Haiti Advocacy Days in Washington, coordinated by the Haiti Advocacy Working Group coalition.

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Farm workers prepare for hurricane threat
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Caption: Children dance at the dedication of the Community Disaster Center in Pierson, FL.

Photo: Roberta Perry

 World Food Day 2011
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Caption: Hand in Hand food Co-operative scene.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: Harvester root vegetable from the Hand in Hand food co-operative.

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Caption: Nocile St. Juliun Fortuna, Co-op member.

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Caption: Women at the Hand in Hand food co-operative.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: Cher Frere Fortune, a coordinator of the food co-operatives.

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Stories from the DREAM Sabbath
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Caption: In Elkin, N.C., Galloway Memorial Episcopal Church parishioners and guests gather on the church steps following their September 25 DREAM Sabbath and luncheon.

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CWS 65th Anniversary Celebration - July 21, 2011
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Caption: John L. McCullough, CWS executive director and CEO, speaking at the CWS 65th Anniversary Celebration in New York on July 21, 2011.

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Caption: Vincent Cochetel, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regional representative for the United States and the Caribbean, speaking at the CWS 65th Anniversary Celebration.

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Caption: Ali Al Sudani, director of refugee services for Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, a refugee resettlement agency and CWS affiliate, speaking at the CWS 65th Anniversary Celebration.

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Caption: Erol Kekic, director of CWS's Immigration and Refugee Program, speaking at the CWS 65th Anniversary Celebration.

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Caption: Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, and former director of CWS's Immigration and Refugee Program, speaking at the CWS 65th Anniversary Celebration.

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Caption: Kenneth Leutbecker, Retired Chief of Parole and Humanitarian Affairs, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Caption: Hlawn Kip Tlem, an ethnic Chin refugee from Burma whose family was resettled by CWS, is now entering the University of Evansville.

Photo: Tim Shenk/CWS

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Caption: The Rev. Jennifer Riggs, recently retired as Director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries for The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was honored as a major force for CWS' ecumenical collaboration in welcoming the sojourner.

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Church World Service – Recovery Tools and Training
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Caption: Birmingham, AL, July 11, 2011 – Church World Service Recovery Tools and Training with Rev. David Myers, FEMA Director, Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships speaking at First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham with Bryan Crousore, Emergency Response Specialist, CWS, Anamosa, Iowa.

Photo: Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Tragic fire isn't stopping church's commitment to help the world's hungry
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Caption: Even in the face of their own loss, the people of Mayfield gather in front of the destroyed church for a CROP Hunger Walk to help feed hungry people.

Photo: Carol Cownie

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Caption: The CROP Hunger Walk steps off from Mayfield Church.

Photo: Carol Cownie

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Caption: The building is destroyed but the church's spirit is strong.

Photo: Carol Cownie

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Caption: The blaze destroyed the church food pantry.

Photo: Carol Cownie

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Caption: CWS CEO John McCullough rallies the determined Mayfield CROP Walkers.

Photo: Carol Cownie

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Caption: The building is gone but the Mayfield congregation is still strong.

Photo: Carol Cownie

Urgent call: Donate CWS Clean-up Buckets, other emergency kits
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Caption: Clean-up Kits at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor during a bus trip there in spring of 2009.

Photo: May Arnett/CWS NY Upstate staff

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Caption: Contents of the CWS Clean-up Buckets

Photo: Jackie Carlson/CWS

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Caption: Contents of the CWS Clean-up Buckets

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CWS's McCullough hails U.S. shift to local farmers and nutrition as solution to global hunger
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Caption: Faith-based development agency leaders, meeting January 4 with U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah, center, to discuss his vision for ending global hunger.

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Caption: CWS and partner support for innovative greenhouse gardening is enabling families in the highlands of Guatemala to improve their nutrition and their income.

Photo: Rolanda Hughes/CWS

2011: A year of hunger demanding local action, says CWS
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Caption: Children and mothers at the CWS Therapeutic Feeding Center in Soe, West Timor, Indonesia.

Photo: Matt Hackworth/CWS

CBS Haiti Special: Religion's response to disaster
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Caption: Ezekiel Batista, a missionary in Haiti from the Cuban Council of Churches, delivers a Church World Service blanket and hygiene kit to a disabled boy who survived Haiti's January 12 earthquake. The boy participates in a program for survivors with disabilities, sponsored jointly by CWS and the CCC.

Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

Aleksandar finds the right keys
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Caption: Aleksandar, a Roma child now learning and thriving in Serbia.

Photo: Jovana Savic/CWS

Roma children, families opening new doors to education and the future
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Caption: Svetislav Nedeljkovic and his family, rebuilding life among Serbia’s Roma community.

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Cuban church leaders press for end to religious travel restrictions
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Caption: Delegates spoke at a congressional briefing hosted by Rep. Jeff Flake (pictured Center-Right) and Rep. Jim McGovern.

Photo: Carlos Malave

CWS resettles nearly one-tenth of refugee arrivals to U.S. in 2010
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Caption: Church World Service resettled Bik Thawng, his wife Thluang Nei Kil, and their five children to Amarillo, Texas, in January.  Chin refugees from Burma, they are doing well, CWS affiliate Refugee Services of Texas (RST) reports.  The father is working in the tannery at Tyson Foods, and the four school-aged children are excelling in their studies.  RST photo.

Photo: RST

Central American farmers tell world experts how they’re confronting hunger
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Caption: Olga Tumax described for conference participants the vital role women are playing to improve their families' food security, through a CWS and Foods Resource Bank-supported initiative in the Totonicapán region of Guatemala.

Photo: R. Hughes/CWS

Sudanese church leaders urge support for U.S. faith community
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Caption: Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul called on churches and the international community to mobilize against the threat of war in Sudan.

Photo: Shahonna James/CWS

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Caption: CWS Board Chairman Bishop Johncy Itty (r) listens as Bishop Paride Taban describes the suffering of the people of southern Sudan.

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Caption: Sudan ecumenical church leaders delegation with luncheon attendees, Oct. 13, 2010.

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CROP Hunger Walk
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Caption: Families and individuals in some 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in the CROP Hunger Walk each year, raising funds and awareness to help end hunger locally and globally.

Photo: Julia Jones/CWS

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Caption: Families and individuals in some 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in the CROP Hunger Walk each year, raising funds and awareness to help end hunger locally and globally.

Photo: Kathy Hansen

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Caption: Families and individuals in some 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in the CROP Hunger Walk each year, raising funds and awareness to help end hunger locally and globally.

Photo: Kathy Hansen

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Caption: Families and individuals in some 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in the CROP Hunger Walk each year, raising funds and awareness to help end hunger locally and globally.

Photo: Carol Fouke/CWS

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Caption: Families and individuals in some 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in the CROP Hunger Walk each year, raising funds and awareness to help end hunger locally and globally.

Photo: Kent Sweitzer

Pakistan flooding  
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Caption: Khaista Khan and his son repair their home.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: A CWS food distribution site. "People come from the mountains, walking for days to get aid from us," says CWS Asia/Pacific Regional Coordinator Marvin Parvez. "They are the most desperate, the most remote, and CWS is reaching out to them." CWS is assisting some 100,000 flood survivors with basics like food, temporary shelter and medical attention.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: Normally, the Islamic holiday of Eid "is a time of happiness," said flood survivor Fatama, with her children near Dubair in northern Pakistan. Not so this year - a time when the world needs to show its solidarity with Fatama and others coping with the aftermath of Pakistan's recent floods. CWS is assisting some 100,000 flood survivors like Fatama with basics such as food, temporary shelter and medical care.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: Medicines, including antibiotics, used in CWS health clinics and mobile health units. Needs remain dire in Pakistan, given the potential for the spread of infectious diseases and widespread hunger, said Dr. Qamar Zaman, a medical coordinator for CWS. Continued support for humanitarian work is needed. "We're grateful for the international community that thinks of Pakistanis as their brothers and sisters," he said. CWS is assisting some 100,000 flood survivors with medical care and with other basics such as food and temporary shelter.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: An Afghan man now living in Pakistan, who praised the flood response of CWS and its partners, as well as the food assistance he and his family had received. CWS is assisting some 100,000 flood survivors with basics such as food, temporary shelter and medical care.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: A father and his ill son consult with a CWS health team worker. CWS Mobile Health Units are reaching flood survivors who would not otherwise be able to find medical care. CWS is providing basics such as food, emergency shelter, and medical attention for some 100,000 flood survivors.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: A CWS medical team member treats a flood survivor with a serious skin lesion. CWS is assisting some 100,000 flood survivors with basics such as food, shelter and medical care.

Photo: Chris Herlinger/CWS

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Caption: Map of Pakistan showing flood affected districts and highlighting areas where CWS is responding.

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Caption: Many buildings have been flooded to the eaves in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.

Photo: Allan Calma, CWS-P/A

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Caption: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, PAKISTAN--As rains continue, flooding has knocked out communications and roadways in many areas.

Photo: Allan Calma, CWS-P/A

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Caption: A man in Baluchistan province surveys his destroyed home and equipment.

Photo: Saleem Dominic

Chaco youth story  
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Caption: At the student residence of CWS Argentine partner JUM, in Castelli, indigenous youth from the Gran Chaco, are attending high school, teacher training and other schools, with scholarship assistance from CWS.

Photo: John Senning

Singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford 
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Caption: Oklahoma folk singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford has lent her song "Raise Your Voice" to Church World Service to use as the theme song for its nationwide CROP Hunger Walks beginning this fall. Clifford's recording of "Raise Your Voice" is featured on a new CROP Hunger Walk video, which will be used by volunteer CROP Hunger Walk organizers across the country.

Photo: Provided by the artist

 

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Repaired homes in Iowa
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Caption: Fred Visser, of Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, shares a hug in front of the crowd, with the United Church of Christs' Florence Coppola, during the celebration of the CWS "Neighborhood: Cedar Rapids" ecumenical rebuilding project. 

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Caption: Florence Coppola, of the United Church of Christ, recognizes the national CWS partners who participated in the CWS "Neighborhood: Cedar Rapids" ecumenical rebuilding project. National partners include American Baptist Churches USA, Brethren Disaster Ministries, Catholic Charities USA, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Lutheran Disaster Response, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Reformed Church in America, the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and Week of Compassion. 

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Caption: American Baptist Churches USA volunteers Art Bryant (left) and Homer Ford cut trim for installation in the McSpadden home, as part of the CWS "Neighborhood: Cedar Rapids" ecumenical rebuilding project. 

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Caption: CWS worked to repair homes in and around Cedar Rapids' most damaged areas. Many houses are still boarded up, with families living elsewhere. 

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Caption: Sandy Dighton pushes her father, Don McSpadden, around his newly repaired home. The McSpaddens hope to move in by the end of June. 

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Caption: Site Supervisor Melzor Hill shows off his work to Don McSpadden (seated) and his daughter, Sandy Dighton. 

Photo: Matt Hackworth/CWS

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Caption: Volunteers building a new porch for the McSpadden home, in this CWS-supported project. 

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Caption: A volunteer hard at work in the CWS-sponsored Neighborhood: Cedar Rapids rebuilding project. 

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International Women's Day
Sufia

Caption: Sufia, a mother of five, lost her husband ten years ago.  Through a CWS-supported self-help program in Mirpurkhas, Pakistan, she is now running her own shop. 

Photo: Pakistan--Donna Fernandes/CWS

Haiti earthquake

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Caption: In Port-au-Prince, Church World Service's Don Tatlock (center) unloads relief supplies brought into earthquake-ravaged Haiti from the Dominican Republic. Congregations across the U.S. continue to assemble kits containing emergency supplies, for shipping to Haiti.

Photo: Haiti-Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

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Caption: A young survivor of the Haiti quake drinks a cup of clean water outside her family's tent.  Church World Service, its Haitian partners and the CWS-supported ACT Alliance are working together to provide emergency kits, water, blankets, food, tents and psychosocial assistance to survivors.

Photo: Haiti-Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

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Caption: Young survivors of the Haiti earthquake find a few minutes of respite from life in a tent camp with a game of soccer. Church World Service, a member of the ACT Alliance, is focusing on the needs of at-risk children and people with disabilities--and soon, long-term food sustainability.

Photo: Haiti-Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

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Caption: In addition to providing emergency aid, Church World Service, a member of the ACT Alliance, will be helping Haiti earthquake survivors recover their homes, lives and livelihoods, with a special focus on food security and on the needs of women and children.

Photo: Haiti-Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance

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Short caption: From left to right, Estamene Lamour, Stania Jean, Alice Michaud, CWS Case Worker Gerson Lindor, Guilene Honore and CWS Case Worker Guillermo Mulet.  Photo by Adrian Durañona.

Long caption: The earthquake that nearly destroyed the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on January 12 is an emotional scar that won't ever fade away for (from left) Estamene Lamour and her daughter Stania Jean, or for Alice Michaud and her daughter Guilene Honore.  Estamene's neck and left shoulder were badly injured by debris from the collapsing walls as she tried to flee her home.  Guilene was trapped and severely injured when a big iron gate fell on her.  Both eventually were rescued and evacuated with their accompaniers to Miami for medical treatment.  “If it was not for this trip to the United States, I would have lost my daughter," Guilene's mother whispered.  They are among the more than 100 evacuees received into the care of Church World Service offices and affiliates in Miami, Atlanta and Durham, N.C., as of mid-February.  Accompanied by her mother, Guilene Honore is now recuperating in Louisville, Ky., with assistance from Kentucky Refugee Ministries, CWS’s affiliate there.  Two other evacuees are recovering in Lancaster, Pa., with help from the CWS office there.

Photo: Adrian Durañona

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Caption: Haiti’s construction practices are often shoddy and, given the sometimes precarious placement on steep inclines, makes returning to where homes once stood dangerous.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: The sheer degree of rubble has greatly restricted rescues and the flow of aid.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: With losses of electricity, water, sanitation, food and shelter, Haiti will become even more dependent on international aid as time from the quake elapses.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: Haiti has long fought problems with government, corruption and poverty. CWS has long supported locally-based groups in Haiti that fight poverty, assist children and promote access to clean water.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: People in downtown Port-au-Prince immediately began searching for survivors despite numerous aftershocks.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: Concrete buckled under the stresses of the earthquake, the largest to hit Haiti in 200 years.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: The quake has affected some 3 million people.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: This hospital collapse was the scene of a massive rescue operation Jan 13, 2010.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: A hospital in downtown Port-au-Prince collapsed during the 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

Photo: courtesy of Eric Celiz/CWS

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Caption: Young girls attend classes in Nov. 2009 at the CWS-sponsored school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where CWS now is responding to a devastating earthquake.

Photo: Don Tatlock/CWS

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Caption: School Sign

Photo: Don Tatlock/CWS

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Caption: Students at work in the CWS-supported House of Hope (FOPJ) school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where an earthquake has crushed thousands of structures.

Photo: Don Tatlock/CWS

Children in Pakistan learning about peace
Children in Pakistan learning about peace

Caption: Mirpurkhas District, Pakistan--Children are learning about peace and conflict-resolution with support from CWS.

Photo: Matt Hackworth/CWS

Educating young girls in Darfur, Sudan
A young girl in Darfur, Sudan

Caption: A young resident of the Dereig Camp with her pencil and workbook.

Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT-Caritas

Copenhagen Climate Summit
Rev. McCullough at Copenhagen Summit

Caption: Rev. John L. McCullough, Executive Director and CEO of Church World Service, joins thousands of others in sending a message about the urgency of climate change during the Copenhagen summit

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General Assembly Awards Dinner
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Caption: The Rev. Kathi Austin Mahle received an Award of Excellence at the 2009 NCC/CWS General Assemblyin recognition of her outstanding leadership to the ecumenical community in Minnesota

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Caption: Joan Leof was honored with an Award of Excellence at the 2009 NCC/CWS General Assembly for her commitment to promoting peace and justice, locally and globally.

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Caption: Deacon James Kalustion of the Armenian Church in America was honored with an Award of Excellence at the 2009 NCC/CWS General Assembly

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Caption: Lois Dauway of The United Methodist Church received the 2009 J. Irwin Miller Award at the NCC/CWS General Assembly

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Caption: The Rev. Dr. Lewis Mudge was honored at the NCC/CWS General assembly with the 2009 Joseph Cardinal Bernadin Award for Christian Unity

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Caption: David Leslie was recipient of the 2009 Eugene Carson Blake Award for Ecumenism at the NCC/CWS General Assembly

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Climate change event story
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Caption: The Rev. Vernon Shannon, a CWS board member, invites participants in the climate change vigil to offer simultaneous, silent prayers from their own faith or cultural traditions.

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Caption: Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Unitarian Universalists were two of many faith groups that joined CWS CEO The Rev. John McCullough in the call for climate justice at the Capitol Hill climate change vigil

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Caption: The Rev. John McCullough of CWS told climate change vigil participanrts, "By the year 2050, the middle of this century, 25 million more children will go hungry as climate change leads to food shortages and soaring prices for staples like rice, wheat, maize and soya beans."

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Caption: Climate advocates delivered 15,000 postcards to lawmakers after the Washington, DC climate change vigil

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Caption: NCC's Michael Kinnamon said the world is increasingly inter-related

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Caption: United Methodist Women's Division President Harriet Olsen said women and children are the most vulnerable of all vulnerable populations

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Caption: Sen. Schumer listened to climate activists Rajyashri Waghray (CWS), Christina Herman (Oblate Justice and peace), Esmeralda Brown, (UMC) after they delivered Countdown to Copenhagen postcards to his legislative aide

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Congressional reception
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Caption: Holding a plaque honoring his support for legislation contributing to meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) was surrounded with CWS Board members David Vargas, Landrum Shields, Sandra Gourdet, Julia Karimu Brown and Jennifer Riggs.

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Caption: CWS Executive Director & CEO the Rev. John McCullough (left) presented House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn a plaque commending his work to bring the voice of the faith community into Congressional debate on climate change. Joining McCullough and Clyburn are CWS Board member the Rev. Dr. George Flowers and Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty.

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Caption: Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis., center) was honored by Church World Service for championing the needs of Africa and urging the U.S. to address Africa's humanitarian crises, conflicts and governance challenges. Joining him at the Oct. 21 Capitol Hill ceremony were CWS Executive Director CEO and John L. McCullough (left) and Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty.

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Caption: Holding a framed photo and plaque in recognition for his support of immigration reform, Rep. Jeff Flake (D-Ariz.) told the assembled ecumenical crowd, "You're making a difference, and I know the members of Congress here appreciate it." CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty (left), board member the Rev. Cally Rogers-Witte of the United Church of Christ and CWS Executive Director & CEO John L. McCullough.

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Caption: (l to r) CWS Executive Director & CEO the Rev. John McCullough, CWS Board of Directors member Susan Sanders, of the United Church of Christ, Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D - OH) and CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty of the Episcopal Church. Rep. Kaptur was honored for her support of global economic justice.

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Caption: Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI, center), accepted recognition on behalf of his father, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. Joining him at the Oct. 21 Capitol Hill ceremony were CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty, left, and CWS Executive Director & CEO John L. McCullough.

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Caption: Honored for her work in support of HIV/AIDS programs and human rights, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif., with plaque) was joined by CWS board member the Rev. Dr. Jane Fisler Hoffman of the United Church of Christ, CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty and CWS Executive Director & CEO John L. McCullough (right).

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Caption: Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY, second to left) was honored by Church World Service for her long-standing commitment to poverty-focused development assistance. With her at the Oct. 21 Capitol Hill ceremony were, left to right, CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty, Board members Harriet Olson of the United Methodist Church and the Rev. Vernon Shannon, and CWS Executive Director & CEO John L. McCullough.

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Caption: (l to r) CWS Board Member the Rev. Peg Chemberlin of the Moravian Church, CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and CWS Executive Director & CEO the Rev. John McCullough. Rep. McCollum introduced "the Global Food Security Act of 2009," in addition to her strong support for the rights of women in the Middle East.

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Caption: Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., center, was honored by Church World Service for working tirelessly to address violations of human dignity in Latin America and his support of efforts to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba. Joining him at the Oct. 21 Capitol Hill ceremony were CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty, left, and CWS CEO and executive director John L. McCullough.

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Caption: Rep. Donald Payne, D-NJ, third from right, was honored by Church World Service for his advocacy in support of a comprehensive approach towards Africa, focusing on development, economic growth, and improving the quality of life at an Oct. 21 Capitol Hill ceremony. He was joined by, from left to right, CWS Board member Martha Gardner, CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty, and CWS Executive Director & CEO the Rev. John L. McCullough.

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Caption: CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty of the Episcopal Church, Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) and CWS Executive Director and CEO, the Rev. John McCullough. A first-term representative, Perriello was honored for taking a courageous stand in support of an important piece of climate change legislation, the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

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Caption: Rep. Charles Rangel, D-NY, center, was honored by Church World Service for his work on many vital concerns of the ecumenical community, including ending the economic embargo against Cuba and easing restrictions on travel to Cuba. Joining him at the Oct. 21 Capitol Hill ceremony were CWS CEO and executive director John L. McCullough, left, and CWS Board Chair the Rt. Rev. Johncy Itty.

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Hotline 091019: Indonesia
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Caption: Indonesia--Desmawati and Mesraini are both thankful for CWS-supported relief supplies that will help make their families safer and healthier.

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Have a ball! Give alternative gifts to sports fans: soccer balls for refugee kids
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Caption: Children and adults in refugee camps or in war zones can benefit greatly from the simple gift of a soccer ball. Through play, they can find common ground. Visit http://www.cwsbestgifts.org/ to learn more about how your alternative gift giving can help change the world.

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Indonesian earthquakes
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Caption: Indonesia--A distribution of CWS Blankets in Padang Pariaman district, in West Sumatra, to help meet emergency needs there.  Photo: CWS, October 2009

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A 2008 interfaith prayer vigil for immigration reform, in Ohio
 CROP Walkers in Lincoln

Caption: A 2008 interfaith prayer vigil for immigration reform, in Ohio

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 CROP Walkers in Lincoln

Caption: A 2008 interfaith prayer vigil for immigration reform, in Ohio

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Ending hunger one step at a time: CROP Hunger Walk season opens
 CROP Walkers in Lincoln

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Refugees resettled by CWS featured in Million Minutes for Peace Campaign video
Abdi family

Caption: Abdikani Abdi (left), older brother Aden (right) and younger brothers Suleban and Ahmed (foreground) with their mother Halima.

Photo: CWS/Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Recipe(s) with Refugees
Zina Alkubaisy

Caption: Recipe(s) with Refugees: Zina Alkubaisy shows how to make the Iraqi traditional dish biryani (rice with vegetables and chicken).

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New Orleans

Caption: CWS Executive Director and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough helps paint the interior of a home as part of the Little Woods neighborhood ecumenical rebuilding effort, spearheaded by Church World Service in New Orleans this spring.

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Caption: Brethren Disaster Ministries Executive Director Roy Winter and Church World Service Executive Director John L. McCullough, during a ceremony at Gloria Mouton's home on May 13. Mouton and 11 other families participated in the Little Woods neighborhood ecumenical rebuilding effort, spearheaded by Church World Service in New Orleans this spring. In the long-term aftermath of Katrina, they are finally able to come home.

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Caption: Homeowner Gloria Mouton, who is returning to her newly rebuilt home, is congratulated by CWS Executive Director John McCullough, in a May 13 celebration of the Little Wood neighborhood rebuilding effort, spearheaded by CWS in New Orleans this spring.

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Caption: Mennonite Disaster Service volunteer Andy Martin of Chester County, PA, and Pattie Williams of Cherry Log (Georgia) Christian Church look over a banner of messages that was presented to homeowners during a ceremony at Gloria Mouton's home on May 13. Mouton and 11 other families participated in the Little Woods neighborhood ecumenical rebuilding effort, spearheaded by Church World Service in New Orleans this spring. In the long-term aftermath of Katrina, they are finally able to return home.

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Caption: Benny Jones of New Orleans' Treme Brass Band led a short parade to Gloria Mouton's newly repaired home. Church World Service and ten denominational partners organized a volunteer effort that rebuilt or repaired 12 homes in the Little Woods neighborhood of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward in the past month.

Photo: Matt Hackworth/Church World Service, May 2009

Caption: (Left to right) Ellenor Simmons of CARE, the Rev. Kevin Massey of Lutheran Disaster Response, Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins III, Executive Director of National Ministries for American Baptist Churches USA, Church World Service CEO the Rev. John McCullough, and homeowner Gloria Mouton at the May 13 event celebrating the return home for 12 New Orleans families. Church World Service and ten denominational partners organized a volunteer effort that rebuilt or repaired the families' homes in the Little Woods neighborhood of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward in the past month.

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Caption: At least 125 volunteers in purple shirts gathered in celebration of the neighborhood rebuilding effort and Gloria Mouton's return home, just before picking up their hammers and going back to work. Church World Service and ten denominational partners organized a volunteer effort that is rebuilding or repairing 12 families' homes in the Little Woods neighborhood of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward this spring.

Photo: Matt Hackworth/Church World Service, May 2009

Pakistan

Caption: A father nestles his children as he explains his family’s flight for safety, inside a tent at a camp for internally displaced persons in Mardan, Pakistan. Church World Service is providing tents, blankets and food to meet the needs of some of the displaced families.

Photo: Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan, May 2009

Caption: Internally displaced children fetching water from a supply tank at Shaikh Yasin camp, near Mardan, Pakistan. Church World Service is helping to meet the basic needs of some of the displaced families.

Photo: Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan, May 2009

Caption: A girl plays with a string in front of her family's tent in a camp near Mardan, Pakistan. Church World Service tents and blankets are helping to shelter displaced children and families in Pakistan.

Photo: Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan, May 2009

Caption: A elderly man sits thinking inside a tent at a camp for internally displace people in northern Pakistan. Church World Service is providing tents, blankets and food to meet the needs of some of the displaced families.

Photo: Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan, May 2009

Caption: Desperate for bedding, people struggle over mattresses at a camp for internally displaced people in northern Pakistan. Church World Service is providing tents, blankets and food to meet the needs of some of the displaced families.

Photo: Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan, May 2009

Drought in Kenya
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Caption: Deacon Emmanuel Chambi from CWS partner Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church delivers bags of maize grain to Muthitha primary school, in the hard-hit Ukambani district of Kenya's Eastern Province.  Normal studies in many area schools have been interupted by drought. (2/09)

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Caption: Women demonstrate the magnitude of the food crisis in Kenya:  They cannot afford to waste even a grain of maize.  Maize is a staple for most Kenyans, a fact that compels many farmers to plant it even in unsuitable areas.  Coupled with drought, this can result in massive crop failure.  CWS and partner Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church recently distributed 100 bags of maize weighing 90 kilos (198 lbs.) each in the Muthitha area of Eastern Province, where drought has hit hardest. (2/09)

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Caption: Picking up a single last grain of maize.  As a result of drought, people in parts of Kenya are experiencing severe food shortages and, in some cases, starvation.  CWS and Kenyan partners are helping to meet needs in hard-hit Eastern Province. (2/09)

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Caption: A clerk registers a relief beneficiary in Muthitha, in Ukambani district of Eastern Province, Kenya. Older people, women and children are most affected in a food emergency.  CWS and Kenyan partners are helping to meet basic needs in the hardest hit areas.  (2/09)

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Photo Gallery: "We're not yet made whole"-- Long-term recovery continues in New Orleans
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Caption: Thuan Bui of Philadelphia nails a corner bead over the raw edge of the new drywall. Bui joined forces with the volunteer team from Rehoboth (Massachusetts) Congregational Church, in New Orleans in January 2009 to repair Gibson's Katrina-damaged home.

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Press Kit: CWS Indonesia Child Malnutrition Program
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Caption: Heinz Vitalita Multivitamin and Mineral Sachet

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Caption: Heinz Vitalita Multivitamin and Mineral Sachet Package

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Caption: At an Indonesian camp for displaced persons, a child who benefited from Heinz Vitalita supplements

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Caption: At Indonesian health centers and health posts, healthcare workers give careful instruction to mothers in how to dispense Vitalita sprinkles and mix with a child's food.

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Caption: Looking lively: Micronutrient programs are helping Indonesia combat pervasive child malnutrition and giving kids a chance for healthy growth and development.

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