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ACT and CARITAS Multi-Year Darfur Programme

Since 2004 Act Alliance and the Darfur Program has reaffirmed its commitment to support the people and communities of Darfur and South Sudanese. Act Alliance estimated that approximately 1.1 million of the IDPs are still found in South and Central Darfur where the Darfur Program is intervening due to years of war. “During 2017, the level of armed confrontations in Darfur has continued to decrease but the situation remains highly volatile; increased criminality, the spread of firearms, inter-tribal fighting, the absence of law enforcement and unleashed militia are still major challenges.”

Church World Service Rejects the Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019

Church World Service Rejects President Trump’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019. Two weeks ago President Donald Trump announced his budget for the 2019 Fiscal year, in his budget he is requesting $1.5 billion to deport and detain refugees and $2.9 billion to build a wall to keep refugees from entering our country.

Democratic Republic of Congo Refugees Fleeing

The Act Alliance of Uganda along with the help of LWF and Finn Church Aid is planning on submitting a funding proposal to provide water facilities, shelter kits and non food-items to ensure that the refugee’s needs are met within humanitarian standards.

Are 45,000 refugees going to be resettled?

Advocacy groups and politicians are calling for Congress to commit to Refugee Resettlement.

On January 27, 2017 President Donald Trump signed his first executive order barring immigrants from majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Two separate revisions have been signed during this year; The Supreme Court is currently reviewing the third iteration of the President’s Muslim travel ban, the latest executive order has been allowed to go into effect until a ruling is issued.

Your Support Has Helped Many Refugees Stay Warm

People like you are saving children and families, who have been forced to flee their homes and way of life due to war and persecution. The normalcy that they once new is now gone. The hope and dreams that parents once had for their children has dissipated. The comfort of sleeping in one’s own beds, playing in their neighborhoods, going to church or a mosque, walking to school have all been forgotten.

5 Ways You Can Help!

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans in the United States. This decision follows the recent TPS terminations for Sudan, Nicaragua, and Haiti, and is yet another attack on immigrant communities. TPS is a program designed to protect people from being returned to harm - precisely the conditions El Salvador faces today, including gang conscription, sexual violence, and human trafficking. As a nation, we promised to protect nearly 200,000 Salvadoran neighbors by allowing them to remain in the United States.

Join us in urging the administration to restore El Salvador's TPS designation, and calling on Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution for all TPS holders. Click here for our Interfaith Toolkit: 5 Ways to Take Action in the New Year.

Temporary Protected Status of El Salvadorans

United Church of Christ, First Congregational in Crete, Nebraska reached out to offer assistance in the form of two clinics on information regarding Temporary Protected Status. On Jan. 8, 2018 Secretary of Homeland Security Kirsten M. Nielsen announced that the Department of Homeland Security would be terminating the Temporary Protected Status classifications for 200,000 El Salvador holders. 

CWS decries White House plan to divide immigrants and harm DREAM-ers

CWS urges White House to end its anti-immigrant agenda

Refugee Justice Sunday - June 18

UCC Refugee Justice Sunday is coming, June 18. Get ready. #UCCRefugeeJustice

Faith Sign-On Letter, Urge Congress & DHS to Protect Our Haitian Neighbors!

Right now, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering whether or not to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of Haitians in the United States, which is set to expire on July 22, 2017. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is recommending that the United States end TPS for Haitians altogether in January 2018.