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CWS Is Responding to People Affected by Hurricane Sally

CWS staff in Asia, together with the communities with which we work across the region, are holding everyone in the path, and wake, of Hurricane Sally in our prayers. Our American friends are in the midst of an very active hurricane season. Recently, to help Hurricane Laura victims, CWS sent out more than 2,300 CWS […]

Local chickens mean a hopeful future in Myanmar

Farmer Ko Ye Naing is always looking for opportunities to improve his family’s livelihood. The 38-year-old father of two and his wife, Ma Nandar Win, live on a three-acre farm 55 miles west of Yangon, Myanmar. They grow about 700 pounds of chili peppers, which they sell for about $500 yearly. He also works as […]

John McCullough with Asia

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, 37 members of the CWS Asia regional team met in Jakarta, Indonesia for a Town Hall meeting with CWS President & CEO, Reverend John McCullough. The gathering was held so Rev. McCullough could update the team on CWS work globally. He also answered questions, which staff had proposed in advance, […]

An extra nutrition boost for young refugee children in Thailand

About 90,000 refugees from Myanmar live in nine camps in western Thailand, near the Thailand-Myanmar border. Our long-time partner, The Border Consortium, reaches these refugees with food, shelter and other support. A few months ago, as the threat of COVID-19 emerged, The Border Consortium was in the process of introducing a nutritious food called BabyBRIGHT […]

Rainwater Tank Adds to a Village’s Clean Water Supply

July 13, 2020 – A lack of reliable drinking water has been a chronic problem for many years in Myanmar’s Wai Dauk village. In this village five hours southeast of Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, 60 families source drinking water from two 60-square-foot ponds. The ponds are not reliable year-round, though. First, evaporation leads to shortages […]

Three 16-year-old Refugees Take Top Honors In CWS World Refugee Day Poster Contest

To mark World Refugee Day 2020 in a time of social distancing and movement restrictions, CWS organized a stay-at-home poster contest among the boys who live in group homes we support in Jakarta. Originally from Afghanistan, Asadi was awarded First Prize. He told the judges he was happy to have positive activity to help pass […]

Back in Business: CWS Cash Transfer Initiative Helps Nurmita Return to Work

Nurmita lives in a Central Sulawesi village where, before a devastating earthquake in 2018, she sold traditional cakes to earn a nice income. In the disaster Nurmita lost her baking equipment and supplies … and her livelihood. Her situation was not uncommon, unfortunately. And it has taken quite some time for people to recover and […]

CWS and Partners Continue Supporting Families and Communities

In the face of COVID-19, CWS teams in Asia are keeping our pledge to ensure that, especially in times of crisis, there is enough for all. Our work is being done, as ever, with partner organizations and community leaders. With emergency food assistance in Cambodia and increased food allowances for unaccompanied refugee children in Indonesia, […]

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