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July 11, 2021: Cubans protest in Havana

CRS warns of ‘hunger pandemic’ afflicting the elderly in Cuba

The director of the Hispanic Development Unit of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Ana Gloria Rivas-Vásquez, called for Catholics around the... Read more

Buildings destroyed by airstrikes in the Gaza Strip

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... Read more

June 25, 2020: Health workers arrive at a check-up camp in Malad

‘We are alarmed’: Catholic aid groups respond to India’s COVID crisis

Catholic aid groups are mobilizing relief efforts in India, as the country is gripped by a worsening outbreak of the... Read more

People wait outside a distribution point to receive aid rations in Oromia Region, Ethiopia, in February 2018

Catholic aid group praises Biden’s proposed boost to foreign assistance

A Catholic aid agency is praising President Biden’s 2022 fiscal year budget request for its focus on fighting poverty. Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro JD. CNA file photo.

CRS: Relieving Central American pressures could help with immigration challenge for US

Immigration pressures at the U.S.-Mexico border start in Central America—and these pressures need attention in the United States’ immigration debate,... Read more

Children in South Sudan.

Food insecurity worsening in many countries, CRS warns

Global hunger has reached an alarming level and could grow worse as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, said Catholic Relief... Read more

CRS’ Lenten Rice Bowl program to help feed the hungry amid COVID pandemic

Catholic Relief Services is asking Catholics this Lent to remember those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by participating in... Read more

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As Biden increases refugee cap, CRS applauds

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is among the groups praising President Joe Biden’s announcement that the U.S. will accept more refugees... Read more

The aftermath of Hurricane Iota in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua. Nov. 17, 2020.

After another major hurricane, Central America needs 'a helping hand'

With Hurricane Iota becoming the second major hurricane to hit Central America this November, relief agencies have tried to prepare... Read more

Damage to a bridge in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala following Hurricane Eta.

Hurricane Eta pounds Central America, Catholic Relief Services responds

Catholic Relief Services is working to aid relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Eta, which tore through Central America... Read more

Typhoon Goni, Oct. 30, 2020.

Typhoon Goni hits Philippines, compounding damage of storms and coronavirus

Typhoon Goni has hit the Philippines, killing several people and causing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes... Read more

Hurricane Laura brings hardship to Caribbean, Gulf Coast

Hurricane Laura caused flooding in several Caribbean territories over the weekend, killing at least 24 people and causing thousands to... Read more

Children in South Sudan.

Report: 690 million people went hungry last year

Almost 690 million people around the world were undernourished last year, according to a new United Nations report, continuing what... Read more

Warning of global hunger crisis, CRS launches campaign to help

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to worsen an already tenuous food situation for millions across the globe, Catholic Relief Services... Read more

Residents survey damage left by Cyclone Amphan in Gobardanga, West Bengal, India, May 21, 2020.

Catholic aid groups provide relief to those affected by Cyclone Amphan

Catholic Relief Services is among the agencies providing aid to those impacted by Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh and eastern India.... Read more

Child in South Sudan.

CRS head says coronavirus pandemic could threaten malaria prevention

A Catholic humanitarian agency warned that the coronavirus pandemic may lead to greater cases of malaria-related deaths.  Read more

Refugee camp in Urfa, Turkey.

Catholic Relief Services: Don’t forget migrants, refugees amid pandemic

Catholic Relief Services has called for additional protections for migrants, refugees and homeless populations as the coronavirus pandemic continues.  Read more

Children queue outside a shelter in Guatemala in 2018.

Catholic Relief Services leans on experience to fight coronavirus pandemic

As aid agencies struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic in parts of the developing world, Catholic Relief Services said it... Read more

A Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.

How CRS is helping refugees amid coronavirus

There are nearly 700,000 refugees living in close quarters in the world's largest refugee settlements in Bangladesh, making them vulnerable... Read more

Bishop Frank Caggiano. Photo by Amy Mortensen for the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Bishop Caggiano picked to chair CRS board of directors

Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the... Read more