Who We Are

Church World Service is an international relief, development, and refugee assistance agency. Together with local organizations, we work in urban and rural setting to provide humanitarian assistance to survivors of natural and human-made disasters, to help addressing food insecurity and the effects of poverty, and to support sustainable development. We help the most vulnerable, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. CWS was established in 1946 and has been operating in Indonesia for over 40 years under the MOU with the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Mission Statement

CWS works with partners to eradicate poverty and hunger and promote peace and justice in Indonesia by improving the quality of life of the poor and strengthening civic institutions.  

Code of Conduct

CWS adheres to the principles of conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in all of its programs implementation. The Code of Conduct was established to initially set common humanitarian standards in disaster relief yet it integrates development principles into the vision of humanitarian assistance. The principles are as follows:

  • Humanitarian imperative comes first.
  • Aid is given regardless of the race, creed or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind. Aid priorities are calculated on the basis of need alone.
  • Aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious standpoint.
  • We shall endeavor not to act as instrument of government foreign policy.
  • We shall respect culture and custom.
  • We shall attempt to build disaster response on local capacities.
  • Ways shall be found to involve program beneficiaries in the management of relief aid.
  • Relief aid must strive to reduce future vulnerabilities to disaster as well as meeting basic needs.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to both those we seek to assist and those from whom we accept resources
  • In our information, publicity and advertising activities, we shall recognize disaster victim as dignified humans, not hopeless object. 

ACT Alliance

Church World Service is a member of ACT Alliance.

Ministry of Social Affairs

Church World Service works under a Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry of Social Affairs

The Enough For All Campaign

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