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Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Sean Callahan, President and CEO of CRS addressing delegates at the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: ACI Africa

CRS Rallying for Support of SECAM Bishops in Renewed Fight Against Hunger, Violence

Jul 27, 2022

Catholic Relief Services, the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has appealed for more partners to join Catholic Bishops in Africa in the fight against the challenges facing the continent, including hunger, youth unemployment, and violence.

CRS officials and Bishop emeritus Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai meet members of Zakoli community following attack. Credit: CRS

Catholic Entity Reaches Out to Families, Victims of Violence in Ghana’s Yendi Diocese

Jun 11, 2022

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., has reached out to families and victims of the Zakoli attack that reportedly left at least eight people dead and several others injured in Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Yendi.

School administrator Patricio Mendes stands outside the school he oversees in Djam-Ma in Guinea-Bissau’s Bafatá region. Credit: Ricci Shryock for CRS

Catholic Entity in Guinea Bissau Promoting Education Through Trainings on Record Keeping

Jan 10, 2022

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., is imparting record keeping skills to school administrators and officers of other institutions in Guinea Bissau.

Sr.Pauline, the General Superior of the congregation with Sr. Marie-Bernadetter, the Former General Superior / Aid to the Church in Need.

Nuns in Burkina Faso Providing Safe Haven for Victims of Ongoing Violence

Jan 22, 2020

Days after reports cited West African-based official of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) calling upon stakeholders in the African Sahel region to go beyond military intervention and address the root causes of the region’s conflict including “extreme poverty, high youth unemployment, a lack of education,” leaders of a religious congregation of nuns have shared about their initiative in providing a safe haven for victims of the conflict.

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

Sahel Crisis: CRS Official Advices Going “beyond military to address root causes”

Jan 17, 2020

Some days after France and five Sahel nations in Western Africa met and agreed early this week to advance their military cooperation in the fight against jihadist insurgency destabilizing the countries of the region, a West African-based official of the humanitarian arm of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has underscored the need for stakeholders “to address the root causes of the conflict” even as military interventions are  being considered.

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“A better, more just world is possible, if we stand together”: Africa-based CRS Official

Jan 11, 2020

An Africa-based official of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic Church in the U.S. with presence in over half of African countries has expressed confidence that the various humanitarian challenges facing Africa, the world’s second largest continent, among them, conflict and adverse effects of climate change such as drought and floods, can be overcome through unity.