Church To Host Presentation On Refugee Crises
On Thurs., April 21, at 7 p.m., at St. Peter’s Church in Morristown, Will Haney, associate director, External Relations, Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Services (CWS) plans to speak on How to Support Refugees in New Jersey.
We are facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Every five seconds a person is displaced in the world today. World-wide 60 million people are displaced. More than four million Syrians are now refugees, seeking safety in countries across the Middle East, Europe and the United States. Another eight million are displaced within Syria. The average length of time a refugee stays in a camp is 17 years.
Church World Service (CWS) has been foremost in the humanitarian work of assisting and resettling refugees, including those from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Established in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II, for 70 years CWS has been fulfilling its mission to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, and shelter the homeless.
These are families who have survived war, violence, persecution, torture and often decades living in camps. One of the greatest forms of assistance is to find a home again for these families, whether through resettlement to another country, helping them find legal status where they are, or helping them to feel safe in their communities.
Church World Service has the knowledge, experience, and credibility necessary to lead in this humanitarian effort. Haney, Associate director of their Immigration and Refugee Program, will describe the ways individuals and groups can become involved and help provide assistance.
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