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

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

Nov 18, 2020

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

Nov 6, 2020

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

Nov 5, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Aug 26, 2020

By Perry West

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

Jul 15, 2020

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

May 23, 2020

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

May 22, 2020

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

Apr 28, 2020

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

Apr 18, 2020

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

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