Church World Service (CWS) is one of the oldest and largest ecumenical organizations in the Asia/Pacific region.
Dedicated to providing humanitarian and development assistance to the world’s most disadvantaged, it has close to 1,000 organizational partnerships that go back decades.
In the region, CWS-Asia/Pacific works in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Our regional office is in Bangkok, Thailand.
Further afield, CWS also has offices in Africa, South America and the Caribbean, Europe and North America.
In collaboration with a range of key global, regional and local partners, CWS-Asia/Pacific provides support to some of the most vulnerable communities, both in emergency situations and for longer-term development, to enhance their ability to safeguard themselves from a range of threats and help them prepare for future challenges, be them natural disasters or man-made.
CWS-Asia/Pacific is a member of ACT Alliance, an alliance of 125 churches and related organisations that work together in humanitarian assistance, advocacy and development.
It is a member of People in Aid, a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving organizational effectiveness within the humanitarian and development sector.
CWS-Asia/Pacific is also a member of The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), and an associate member of The Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN).