Photo: Paul Jeffrey

About #GreaterAs1

Our Movement

#GreaterAs1 is a global homebase for refugee solidarity—a campaign to unite the global community in our support of refugees. With more than 66 million people now displaced from their homes—more than ever—there’s only one right of history for us to stand on. We must stand up for humanity by standing with refugees. With #GreaterAs1, we want to offer you a space to do just that—engage on this critical issue in a supportive setting, in whatever way is right for you. However you choose to be a part of our global campaign, we firmly believe: we must all pledge to do one thing to help—and energize others to follow suit—if we’re going to truly mitigate this crisis. But we can’t fight this battle alone—we need your support. Will you join us?

Our Origin

#GreaterAs1 is the brainchild of the team behind the Immigration and Refugee Program at CWS — a global humanitarian organization and one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. The U.S. government contracts with resettlement agencies like ours to resettle refugees across the country and directly administer services that help newly arrived refugees rebuild their lives and become self-sufficient, productive members of their new communities in the U.S. CWS affiliates offer newly arrived refugees basic needs support, case management, cultural orientation, health access assistance, and job preparation and placement help. Over the past 70 years, CWS has helped more than 850,000 refugees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, and other immigrants rebuild their lives. Whether by serving the most vulnerable where they are or by fostering welcoming communities and networks of vitality, CWS has been at the forefront of refugee work since it first opened its doors in 1946.