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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.

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.

A Christian mission team is pictured praying in Guatemala in 2019. | Credit: Shutterstock

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.

A Syrian woman and her children warm by a stove at an emergency shelter in the center of the city of Maarat Misrin, in the rebel-held northern part of the northwestern Idlib province Feb. 7, 2023, one day after a deadly earthquake hit Syria and Turkey. / Photo by ABDULAZIZ KETAZ/AFP via Getty Images

Catholic Aid Agencies Respond after Devastating Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

Feb 7, 2023

According to the latest available estimates as of midday Tuesday, the 7.8-magnitude quake ​​has left at least 6,200 people dead in Turkey and Syria.

Buildings destroyed by airstrikes in the Gaza Strip/ Mohammed Hinnawi/UNRWA

Remember the Humanity on Both Sides of Israel-Gaza conflict, Catholic Aid Group Insists

May 20, 2021

Catholics must be mindful of the humanity on both sides of conflict in Israel and Gaza, said a top official at a global Catholic aid agency shortly before the conflict reportedly reached a cease-fire on Thursday.

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CRS in South Sudan to Deploy Medical Students to Support Patients’ Home-based Care

Jul 28, 2020

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in South Sudan has embarked on an initiative that will see undergraduate medical students provide home-based care for patients who exhibit flu-like symptoms in a bid to relieve strain on medical facilities in the East-Central African country.

Inhabitants of Tshumbe fetching water from the potable water supply system donated by the Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Generosity of CRS Acknowledged in DR Congo as Water is Availed to Inhabitants

Apr 27, 2020

The initiative by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), to provide water has been recognized by the inhabitants of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Tshumbe diocese who are beneficiaries of the organization’s drilling of boreholes in the region, a Church official has reported.

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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.

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Violence, displacement on the rise in Sahel region of Africa

Sep 17, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel— the vast area of western and north-central Africa stretching from Senegal to Sudan.

A health worker wears protective gear at a health screening facility in a Ugandan town bordering DRC. / Credit: Isaac Kasamani / AFP / Getty Images.

Amid Uganda Ebola scare, Catholic aid group is ready to help

Jun 23, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.