Facts Have Faces: Refugees and other forcibly displaced people. The six-page resource features the voices of refugees and internally displaced persons and stories of CWS response along with facts, figures and key terms. Order online
Book "Nine Thousand Nights" brings to life experiences of refugees from Burma in Thailand. Get more information/order online
Refugees' Steps to U.S. Resettlement PDF
Refugee Resettlement: Health Screening PDF | Word
Protection Mainstreaming Resources
The CWS protection mainstreaming manual and training pack are resources for CWS staff and partners as they seek to promote the safety, dignity and fundamental rights of individuals in all programs. The manual describes what protection is, who needs it, and the role that nongovernmental organizations and other actors play in providing it. The training pack includes 13 activities designed to provide an understanding of protection and practical guidance on how to apply the protection framework to programming.
How CWS programs are protecting civilians' safety and dignity
This article, published in the March 2010 issue of Humanitarian Exchange Magazine, highlights the work of Church World Service in Afghanistan and the Giving Hope program, particularly in Kenya, and how that work is fostering community-based protection and empowerment.
The Faith Community's Role in Refugee Resettlement and Advocacy in the United States: A paper prepared for an international conference on faith-based humanitarianism hosted by Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre (September 2010). t explores the positive historical and contemporary role of U.S. churches and other faith communities in refugee resettlement.
Developed by the CWS-operated Resettlement Support Center (RSC) Africa, the following posters address key cultural orientation topics and may be useful in overseas cultural orientation, domestic cultural orientation, and welcoming community education. Use the links below to download versions in English, Amharic, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya.
Darfuri Family Profiles
Three profiles of Darfuri families who resettled to the U.S., with images and quotes.
The Refugee Crisis in Africa: The Churches' Call to Care
A fact sheet on refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa, CWS response, and what you can do.
Thailand Burma Border Consortium
CWS is a founding member and supporter of the Thailand Burma Border Consortium, which provides food, shelter and capacity-building support to around 240,000 refugees and IDPs.
Neglected Emergencies: Burma from InterAction's "Monday Developments" magazine, July 31, 2006