church world service

  • March 22, 2010

    Church World Service is urging the United States to accelerate its efforts to help meet current and future water needs for all, by urging Congress to approve US $500 million in global funding for safe drinking water and sanitation.

  • January 26, 2010

    Church World Service’s refugee programme has hailed the US government’s recent announcement that it has doubled to US$1,800 the amount of the per capita grant to assist refugees resettling in the United States.

  • December 23, 2009

    As the Copenhagen climate change conference ended without official adoption of a non-binding accord, US humanitarian agency Church World Service called on individual nations to “act ‘as if,’ starting now.”

  • May 22, 2009

    A leading US church agency has renewed its call for action on urgent health services for the 1.5 million people displaced by ongoing battles between the Pakistan military and Taliban insurgents in the country’s North West region.

  • March 15, 2009

    Church World Service says that Cambodians have been significantly reducing incidences of typhoid and diarrhoea by drinking water filtered through bio-sand water filter devices in the home or office.

  • February 27, 2009

    The most severe drought in a decade is fuelling a food crisis in Afghanistan that threatens millions with food shortages and possible starvation, says global humanitarian agency Church World Service.

  • February 18, 2009

    The head of a church agency providing aid to the Palestinian community will speak on the current crisis during Ecumenical Advocacy Days, the USA's largest annual gathering of Christian peace and justice activists.

  • February 2, 2009

    Without immediate, massive intervention and assistance, starvation in Kenya will become a deadly reality, according to a new assessment report from global humanitarian agency Church World Service.

  • January 16, 2009

    Humanitarian church, aid and refugee groups have called on President Bush, US leaders, the UN, and Israeli and Egyptian ambassadors to uphold the rights of protection for the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza.

  • October 16, 2008

    International development agency Church World Service is calling for concerted and urgent action by world bodies, governments and aid agencies to attack hunger, malnutrition and the continued toll of high food prices.