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CRS CEO Sean Callahan visits the Holy Land.

In Holy Land visit, Catholic Relief Services head sees ‘hope and resiliency’ amid chaos

Feb 7, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Sean Callahan said he was able to witness the countless displaced individuals and families that have struggled in Gaza since... Read more

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) issued warnings on Nov. 14, 2023, of a potential humanitarian crisis in Ghana after a “devastating” flood in the southeastern part of the country. 

Catholic Relief Services warns of disease, ‘long-term’ hunger amid devastating Ghana flood

Nov 15, 2023

By Daniel Payne

A CRS representative in Ghana said 200,000 hectares remain covered by water in the southeastern part of the country, impacting... Read more

A Christian mission team is pictured praying in Guatemala in 2019.

USAID announces ‘religious engagement policy’ aimed at partnering with faith groups

Sep 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The agency said the policy underscored “the important role of religious communities and faith-based organizations [FBOs] as strategic development partners.” Read more


Two CRS aid workers killed in Ethiopia

Apr 12, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Two Catholic Relief Services workers were shot and killed April 9, Easter Sunday, while riding in a CRS vehicle in... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Catholic Relief Services aids cyclone-stricken nothern Mozambique

May 2, 2019

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

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

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

Catholic Relief Services caring for victims of Haiti earthquake

Oct 10, 2018

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

Oct 8, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Aug 22, 2018

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

Mar 15, 2018

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

Aug 16, 2017

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

Nov 30, 2016

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

Nov 28, 2016

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

Oct 24, 2016

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