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

Catholic identity carefully guarded at CRS, bishop says

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A participant in the CRS/Special Olympics program for disabled children in Vietnam.

How CRS is changing life for disabled children in Vietnam

Life used to be very isolated for Ho Ngoc Linh, an 11-year-old girl living in central Vietnam.  Read more

Jude Marie Bannatt, who worked on CRS' emergency health response, walks through a room at St. Francois de Sales Hospital.

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services builds hospital to last

The tremor lasted less than a minute. Dr. Jude Banatte’s car was shaking, and then it was not.  Read more

Migrants at the Ciudad Deportiva Magdalena Mixhuca stadium in Mexico City, in November 2018.

Why do Central Americans join ‘migrant caravans?’

As policymakers and migrants consider their next steps, some have asked why migrants leave Central America to make a dangerous... Read more

Combo photo of the Philippines in November 2013 (top), November 2018.

Five years after Typhoon Haiyan, Filipinos continue to rebuild

On average, the Philippines is hit by 8-9 tropical typhoons per year. These storms can cause significant damage - but... Read more