What we do

What we do

Community World Service Asia implements humanitarian, development, and capacity building initiatives which fall under one or more of the following focus areas. A series of cross-cutting themes—such as disaster risk reduction, youth, and gender—influence our specialized focus and activities in various initiatives and geographical areas.

Disaster Management

Whether responding to natural disasters or man-made crises, Community World Service Asia and its partners work closely with communities to build capacities and reduce potential disaster risks – and provide life-saving assistance in the midst of insecurity and daunting logistical challenges.

Quality and Accountability

Community World Service Asia believes that the most important aspect of humanitarian interventions is that the assistance is actually accountable to the people it aims to support.

Livelihoods

Community World Service Asia believes not just in the power of individuals to transform their own lives, but even more so in the ability of communities to work together to realize local development and sustainable livelihoods.

Education

As the foundation of the long-term development of communities, Community World Service Asia believes that education develops the capacity of children, youth, and adults to fully understand their rights, roles, and values.

Health

Poor, marginalized, and internally displaced persons in Pakistan and Afghanistan – especially women and children – face difficulty in accessing basic health services due to lack of infrastructure including hospitals, health personnel, and essential medicine.

WASH

Community World Service Asia believes that the increasing of water, sanitation, and hygiene support to communities not only improves their overall health, but also can create dramatic improvements in areas like education, livelihoods, and food security.