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Children queue outside a shelter in Guatemala in 2018.

Catholic Relief Services leans on experience to fight coronavirus pandemic

Apr 15, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Mar 27, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Nov 25, 2019

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

A soldier from Burkina Faso takes part in a training exercise near Ouagadougo, Burkina Faso in April 2018.

In West Africa, Church leaders meet to discuss humanitarian crisis

Nov 20, 2019

Bishops and Catholic leaders from West Africa concluded a two-day meeting last week by reaffirming their commitment to work for... Read more

Children queue outside a shelter in Guatemala after a 2018 volcano eruption.

Catholic identity carefully guarded at CRS, bishop says

Nov 14, 2019

Adhering to Church teaching is a priority for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and policies are in place to ensure it... Read more

A structue on the riverfront in Chandpur, Bangladesh, damaged by Cyclone Bulbul, Nov. 11, 2019.

CRS provides relief to Bangladeshis affected by Cyclone Bulbul

Nov 13, 2019

After the dissipation of Cyclone Bulbul, Catholic organizations have provided aid to the victims in Bangladesh, and assessed the immediate... Read more

Haitian security personnel arrive as people clash with police during funerals organised by opposition groups in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 16, 2019.

Catholic aid group expresses concern over Haiti unrest

Oct 18, 2019

Political conditions in Haiti have disrupted aid programs and increased economic hardships, leaving Catholic Relief Services concerned about another humanitarian... Read more

Freeze on Central American aid could cause spike in immigration, Congress told

Sep 26, 2019

The Trump administration’s freeze on foreign aid to three Central American countries is harming the people who live there, and... Read more

Violence, displacement on the rise in Sahel region of Africa

Sep 13, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is warning of increasing violence and displacement in the Sahel— the vast area of western and north-central... Read more

Catholic aid agency to US government: Don't cut foreign aid funding

Aug 17, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is speaking out against a potential reassignment of U.S. funds that Congress appropriated for foreign assistance programs,... Read more

Indians wade along a flooded street carrying their belongings following heavy monsoon rains at Sitamarhi district in Bihar state, July 17, 2019.

South Asia floods: 'Everything is coming to a complete standstill'

Jul 19, 2019

Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to provide aid amid severe flooding and landslides in parts of India,... Read more

Head of CRS: Global migrant deaths demand action

Jul 4, 2019

A string of high-profile migrant deaths in the last week should draw our attention to the thousands more that go... Read more

A health worker wears protective gear at a health screening facility in a Ugandan town bordering DRC.

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

Jun 20, 2019

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

A Palestinian girl stands in front of a building destroyed during Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City. May 6, 2019.

CRS: Situation in Gaza still dire, despite ceasefire

May 8, 2019

Although a ceasefire has calmed a violent situation in Gaza, one Catholic aid agency warned that the people living there... Read more

Cyclone Fani over the Bay of Bengal, May 2, 2019.

Catholics assist those impacted by Cyclone Fani in India, Bangladesh

May 3, 2019

A category four cyclone struck India's Odisha state Friday morning, but humanitarian groups and government forces are better prepared than... Read more

Children amid destroyed buildings in Gaza.

CRS welcomes senators' call for humanitarian funding to West Bank, Gaza

Apr 17, 2019

Catholic Relief Services was among 18 organizations that have welcomed the introduction of a Senate Resolution calling on the Trump... Read more

Children queue outside a shelter in Guatemala.

Cutting Central American aid will make matters worse, critics say

Apr 3, 2019

While the United States threatens to cut funding to Central America in response to immigration issues, critics say the cutbacks... Read more

Federal budget proposal draws criticism for slashing foreign aid

Mar 14, 2019

A Catholic aid agency is asking Congress to maintain its commitment to international humanitarian funding, after the Trump administration proposed... Read more

Refugees in a camp on the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

CRS steps up as millions in Ethiopia displaced by flooding, ethnic violence

Feb 4, 2019

With millions of Ethiopians forced out of their homes, Catholic Relief Services is working with the local Catholic Church to... Read more

Catholic Relief Services: Immigration action must consider root causes

Jan 12, 2019

In the ongoing discussions surrounding immigration, part of the solution must involve looking at the factors that drive people to... Read more