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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

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

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

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

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

Cyclone Kenneth before landful just east of Pema, Mozambique, April 25, 2019.

Catholic Relief Services aids cyclone-stricken nothern Mozambique

Catholic Relief Services is appealing for additional aid after Cyclone Kenneth struck northern Mozambique last week, the second such storm... 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

Victims of the Oct. 6, 2018 earthquake in Haiti.

Catholic Relief Services caring for victims of Haiti earthquake

Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops' charitable outreach, is providing first aid and sending material aid to the areas affected... Read more

Imran Khan, prime minister of Pakistan, speaks at a 2012 meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Pakistani scrutiny for multiple NGOs could close Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is among the 18 international organizations ordered closed by Pakistan’s new government without explanation. The move follows... Read more

A man trapped by the flood waters in Kerala, Aug. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy of the St Vincent de Paul Society of England and Wales.

Catholic Relief Services aids victims of monsoon flooding in India

Record flash floods and landslides in the southwest state of Kerala in India have left hundreds dead and thousands more... Read more

Destruction in Azaz, Syria, near the Turkish border.

The past seven years: A reflection on the Syrian Civil War

Seven years ago, on March 15, 2011, the Syrian Civil War began. Since then, the conflict in Syria has forced... Read more

A shanty town in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in November 2013.

Shock and grief after mudslide in Sierra Leone kills hundreds

A massive mudslide in Sierra Leone’s capital city has left hundreds dead and thousands homeless, with relief agencies hurrying to... Read more

Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre visits a refugee camp in Dawodiya, Iraq, April 10, 2016.

Humanitarian needs going unmet in Iraq, Catholic leaders tell Congress

Given new and expanded humanitarian crises in Iraq and elsewhere, Congress should respond generously to a request to approve additional... Read more

New Catholic Relief Services' chairman has strong Middle East focus

Bishop Gregory John Mansour, a Maronite bishop with experience in Middle East issues, will be the next chairman of Catholic... Read more

Critics of Congolese relief project got it wrong, CRS says

Catholic Relief Services says claims that it took part in contraceptive distribution as part of a Congolese aid project were... Read more

Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti Oct. 4, 2016.

After Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti, relief agencies are on the move

Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage and several deaths in Haiti, and relief workers have already started to evaluate the damage.  Read more

A Caritas Athens soup kitchen for refugees in Greece.

There are 21 million refugees around the world in need of solidarity

As the global refugee crisis is at its worst since World War II, Catholics cannot be indifferent to the plight... Read more

Men work on rebuilding homes in Visayas, Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

What does servant leadership look like on a global scale?

For Catholic Relief Services' president Dr. Carolyn Woo, the way to lead others is to humbly admit when you don’t... Read more

Children amid devastated buildings in Gaza.

Hope for Gaza? Despite a tough year, Catholic aid group says yes

One year after an outbreak of violence between the Israeli military and Hamas militants in Gaza, Catholic Relief Services is... Read more