In Poland, new refugees are processed by the UNHCR. The Lutheran World Federation provides emergency cash transfers, psycho-social support, child-friendly spaces, non-food items including child (under 4 years) comfort packs containing baby food, nappies and wipes, and selected clothing. Photo: ACT Alliance/LWF
A bi-monthly news bulletin exploring development, global justice and the work of CWS. Follow the links to read the stories. Past issues can be read here.
Join Operation Refugee
Pray, Walk, Eat – stand with refugees and displaced people. CWS will launch Operation Refugee on World Refugee Day, June 20. Sign up today and make plans to join us. Worship Material for Refugee Sunday on June 26 or July 3 will be available shortly.
Support a Modern Slavery Act
CWS supports plans for new legislation to help stop forced labour from being used in our supply chains. More than 40 million people are locked into a form of modern slavery. Read more about this joint campaign and use our template as a guide for your own submission. Submissions are due by June 7.
CWS appeals for East Africa
After the failure of four rainy seasons, 16.7 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia are at risk of famine. According to the UN, a quarter of the population of Somalia need urgent humanitarian assistance. CWS is appealing for donations so ACT Alliance partners can distribute food and water to people with none. If you can, please donate today.
Create Safe Places for Displaced People
Mona (pictured above in pink) finally learned to read in a literacy class for mothers run by the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) Lebanon. Read Create Safe Places for Refugees to find out how our partners are helping her and other refugees. Your gifts to our Autumn Appeal will fund their on-going work with refugees and displaced people.
Directors thank Donors for Tonga
National Directors Murray Overton of CWS and Michael Hartfield from Anglican Missions thank everyone who has supported our Tonga Appeals with prayers and donations.