"Welcoming Refugees" Brochure Read refugees' stories and learn how you can help. Download a PDF of the brochure (465 kb).
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.
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. Some posters are available in multiple languages including in English, Amharic, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali and Tigrinya. Use the links below to download or order.
Darfuri Family Profiles Download | Order Online
Do’s and Don’ts of Travel Download
DNA Testing is Easy Download
Learning English Will Help You Download | Order Online
P3 Application Process Download | Order Online
Preparing for Your Travel Download
Refugee Minor Counseling Visual Aid Download
Repay Your IOM Loan Download | Order Online
The Resettlement Process is Long Download
The United States Refugee Admissions Program is Free Download
United States Refugee Resettlement Process, Sub-Saharan Africa Download | Order Online
What to Expect from Your Resettlement Agency Download | Order Online
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