CRS CEO Sean Callahan visits the Holy Land. | Credit: CRS

In Holy Land visit, Catholic Relief Services Head Sees "hope and resiliency" amid Chaos

Feb 7, 2024

Sean Callahan said he was able to witness the countless displaced individuals and families that have struggled in Gaza since the Israel-Hamas conflict began.

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Border Town Where Christians Displaced from Three West African Countries Seek Refuge

Dec 7, 2023

At Diffa, a town located in the extreme southeast region of Niger, Christians who have been internally displaced in the West African country meet their counterparts equally fleeing religious persecution from neighbouring Nigeria and Chad.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) issued warnings on Nov. 14, 2023, of a potential humanitarian crisis in Ghana after a “devastating” flood in the southeastern part of the country.  | Credit: IAWGE (Inter-Agency Working Group on Emergency)

Devastating Ghana Floods: Catholic Relief Services Warns of Disease, "long-term" Hunger

Nov 15, 2023

A CRS representative in Ghana said 200,000 hectares remain covered by water in the southeastern part of the country, impacting the livelihood of thousands.

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USAID Announces "religious engagement policy" Aimed at Partnering with Faith Groups

Sep 13, 2023

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced the establishment of a new “religious engagement policy” the agency said is meant to incorporate more religious groups and institutions into its global aid and development missions. 

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Not “any impact”: Catholic Terrorism Expert on Religious Delegation to U.S. Over Sahel

Mar 22, 2023

The planned visit to the United States (U.S) by a section of religious leaders from West Africa to discuss the protracted insecurity in the Sahel region that dates back to January 2012  “will not have any impact”, a Nigerian Catholic Priest with specialization in matters insecurity and terrorism has said.

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Catholic Aid Agencies Join Call for Action against Hunger Crisis in the Horn of Africa

Sep 28, 2022

The official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales (CAFOD), the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and the German Catholic Bishops' Organization for Development Cooperation (Misereor) are on the list of 22 humanitarian and development agencies that are calling for immediate action to address the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa countries.

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CRS Set to Facilitate Research, Internship for Malawi’s Catholic University Students

Jun 14, 2021

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., is set to partner with the Catholic University of Malawi in an internship and research initiative aimed to benefit students.

Officials of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), FAO, and WFP during the launch of a USAID funded project to mitigate the increasing concern over food security in urban centers of South Sudan. / ACI Africa

CRS South Sudan Secures Partnerships to Provide Food in Country’s Urban Centers

Jul 23, 2020

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) together with the World Food Program (WFP) have launched a USAID funded project to mitigate the increasing concern over food security in urban centers of the East-Central African county.

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Catholic Aid Agencies Collaborating to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Africa

Mar 21, 2020

With at least 36 African countries having collectively reported more than 700 COVID-19 cases, Catholic aid agencies with presence in the world’s second largest continent are collaborating in the effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus, which WHO recently declared a pandemic.

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West African Church Leaders Outline Role of Stakeholders in Sahel Peace Process

Nov 21, 2019

A couple of days after Pope Francis advocated for interreligious dialogue in the West African country of Burkina Faso as the attacks by jihadist groups take a heavy toll on human life, delegates, among them Catholic Prelates and priests drawn from Bishops’ conferences in Burkina-Niger, Mali, Ivory Coast, and Ghana convened the first-ever Inter-Conferences Workshop to discuss the security concerns in the African Sahel region and outlined the role of some eight stakeholders in the process of ending the violence.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) staff and partners drawn from 19 countries at conference in Hawassa, Ethiopia / Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Ethiopia

Catholic Relief Services’ Championing of Conditions for Lasting Peace in Ethiopia Lauded

Sep 24, 2019

Church leaders in Ethiopia have acknowledged with appreciation the activities, which the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is undertaking in their country to lay foundations for lasting peace and described the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic Bishops of the United States of America as reliable partners in “emergency response and integral human development program.”