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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

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

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

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

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.

Map representing countries with the Sahel in Africa, a region affected by violence

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

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

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

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