CNA Staff, Oct 20, 2023 / 10:10 am
The president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) this week said he was hoping for a quick reopening of border access to Gaza and deployment of aid to stricken civilians in the war-torn area.
CRS on Wednesday repeated its call for “an end to all violence and immediate humanitarian access to Gaza,” with the group and partner aid workers “mobilized and stand[ing] ready to meet the immediate needs of displaced families.”
CRS president and CEO Sean Callahan told CNA on Thursday that the group was waiting for aid access to the embattled region.
“I’m hopeful that President Biden is continuing to work on the different governments in the region and will get the border crossing open,” he said, adding that “we welcome a thorough vetting of supplies and all coming in.”