Helping Refugees Resettle and Integrate

Kenya: Somali mother and children
A Somali refugee mother and children in Kakuma Camp, Kenya, hope for a better life. Photo: Annie Griffiths/Ripple Effect Images

According to UNHCR, there are 15.5 million refugees throughout the world in need of protection and assistance.

CWS works to assist refugees and internally displaced persons through a broad range of programs – from conducting interviews with refugee candidates for U.S. resettlement throughout sub-Saharan Africa, to providing resettlement and integration services through a network of offices in the United States.

Who Are Refugees?

More than 15.5 million people around the world are refugees – uprooted from their countries by persecution and armed conflict. Who are refugees? How is CWS helping them? >>

U.S. Programs

In the U.S., CWS extends practical help to tens of thousands of refugees, entrants and other immigrants every year, including resettlement services, legal counsel and spiritual care. >>

International Programs

Through its global programs, CWS assists refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to access essential services, protection and durable solutions. >>

A Matter of Faith

Faith motivated U.S. groups to found CWS in 1946 in response to hunger and displacement following World War II. It continues to provide an ethic for our service today. >>

Take Action

Join CWS in ensuring that refugees who resettle to the United States are received with dignity and adequate support – and that refugees worldwide are protected and assisted. >>


CWS is an equal opportunity employer / program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.