Over the last year, Christian World Service has worked hard to be a lifeline, connecting our generous supporters with our dedicated local partners. The Christmas Appeal “Be the Lifeline” picked up this theme, showing how our partners contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to “leave no one behind”.
For some of our partners, this was a challenging year. In particular, the demand for assistance for refugees and displaced people from South Sudan and Syria put significant pressure on partners responding to their needs. They worked harder to uphold human rights and give people are say in the decisions that mattered most. High levels of inequality and exposure to the effects of climate change continue to have a disproportionate impact on poor people.
We are grateful for the support given to people affected by earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, matched with a grant from the New Zealand Government, and after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe Cyclone. Altogether we sent 62.3% of our income to partners overseas.
CWS is committed to sharing the stories from our partners. Together we are working to make everyday life better for people who may not have enough food or water, live with violence and insecurity, and want a world free from poverty and injustice.
Download the Annual Review 2018-9.