Tag Refugee

CWS Joins Princeton in Asia Alumnus to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis

Countless families across southeast Asia continue to suffer because of COVID-19. Few are as heavily affected than Burmese (Myanmar) migrant workers in Thailand. Recently, a US-based CWS colleague joined a HIAS colleague to ask for help. Quickly, the Asia Regional Office in Bangkok was able to allocate a small grant to help 40 families for […]

A Focus on Early Nutrition For Refugees in Thailand

Naw Paw Lue Lu and her husband are raising two children in Umpiem Mai camp in Thailand, which is home to refugee families from Myanmar. Their son is 6 years old, and their daughter is 18 months old. Naw Paw Lue Lu hasn’t had access to information or parenting classes, so she mostly followed the […]

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 […]

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 […]

CWS Is Working to Ensure the Wellbeing of Young Asylum Seekers and Refugees

In our urban refugee program in Jakarta, PURE+, CWS staff have acted together with group home residents to respond quickly to COVID-19 risks. There was deep cleaning in each of four homes to start. At the same time our security guards, who have a lot of responsibilities for the homes’ safety, were learning the facts […]

Farah’s Future

In 2010, 17-year-old Farah’s family home in Mogadishu was burned down while she and her family were still in it. Though severely burned over her whole body, Farah was the only survivor. For a long time, Farah was hospitalized. But finally, she felt able to take the long journey that she knew she must do […]

“I want to become an interpreter so I can help my community …”

In the Protecting Urban Refugees through Empowerment (PURE) project, young refugees can join vocational training classes to help prepare themselves for independence after they leave group living and CWS direct care and protection. One class offered now is designed to help students learn to be skilled interpreters for other refugees. Usually, refugees reach Indonesia without […]

Teaching Centered on Helping Young People Survive

In a project named PURE, CWS staff in Jakarta, Indonesia work together to protect urban refugees through empowerment. Protection starts with information-sharing and progresses in a number of ways – including vocational skills building. Of special importance to CWS for education and training programs are refugee youth transitioning to independent living as they reach age […]

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