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  • Japan | 15 July 2014
    CWS committed to continuing support for the people of Fukushima
    Hiroyuki Yoshino of Shalom demonstrates radiation measurement using a Hot Spot Finder. Photo: Yukiko Maki-MurakamiThree years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, CWS continues to support local partners working to help survivors. Yukiko Maki-Murakami, project officer for CWS Japan, visited Fukushima with one of our generous donors in May ...

  • Vietnam | 10 July 2014
    Simple Steps to Good Nutrition in Vietnam
    Training on different groups of nutritious food. Photo: CWSIn the Vietnam community of Muong Te, among the poorest districts in the country, parents of kindergarten students in Nam Cau village have started along the path to improved nutrition after having completed a training for awareness raising in food nutrition and a cooking demonstration ...

  • Cambodia | 10 July 2014
    In Cambodia, a House-to-House Campaign to Improve Public Health
    Safe water for Cambodia Photo: CWSWhen public health volunteers in the remote villages of Cambodia’s Central and North central provinces go knocking on villagers’ doors their objective is to encourage people to come to the pagoda to receive valuable public health information. The outreach is part of CWS’s Village-based Community ...

  • Afghanistan | 3 May 2014
    Situation Alert: Thousands dead and many more remain missing in Northern Afghanistan
    Background: A series of heavy rains triggered landslides and buried a village in Abi Barik located in Argo District, Badakhshan Province, causing significant loss of lives and widespread damage to homes and agriculture. The initial report indicates that in total 1,000 families resided in the affected village. Approximately, 2,100 people from ...

  • Philippines | 23 April 2014
    Hands on the Quality & Accountability Program in the Philippines – Update 04
    Lutheran World Relief (LWR) in collaboration with Church World Service-Pakistan/Afghanistan (CWS-P/A) continues to collaborate on quality and accountability (Q&A) with various agencies including INGOs, NGOs, UN, and donors that are playing an active role in disaster response and early recovery in the Philippines. Through a Q&A ...

  • Pakistan | 7 April 2014
    World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vector-Borne Diseases
    More than one million people die every year from vector-borne diseases which include malaria and dengue. Vectors such as mosquitos, bugs, and ticks transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person to another. Malaria causes more than 600, 000 deaths every year globally, most of them are children under five years of age and more than ...

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