World Service empowers poor and vulnerable populations including refugees and internally displaced persons to find their own long-term solutions to the problems they are facing. World Service is committed to enabling communities make informed decisions about their future and thus break out of a cycle of dependency.
To respond effectively to complex realities in the field, World Service employs an approach linking different program aspects such as emergency intervention and disaster preparedness to reconstruction and development.
World Service gives priority to making all members of a community aware of their rights and responsibilities. This rights-based approach expresses World Service’s conviction that the people it serves are not objects of charity but instead individuals to be treated with respect and dignity.