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Catholic Relief Services - Latest News
Jun 5, 2018 - 04:59 pm .- Three Catholic churches in Guatemala have opened their doors to shelter victims of Sunday’s sudden volcano eruption that devastated villages and left at least 70 people dead.
Mar 15, 2018 - 03:36 pm .- Seven years ago, on March 15, 2011, the Syrian Civil War began. Since then, the conflict in Syria has forced more than 5.4 million people to flee their home country to neighboring nations, such as Turkey and Lebanon. An addition 6.1 million Syrians are believed to have been internally displaced. And more than 400,000 have lost their lives.
Feb 15, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Amid allegations that Oxfam UK aid workers hired prostitutes in Haiti and Chad while administering humanitarian aid, Catholic aid organizations are responding with prayers, strong condemnation, and renewed commitments to protect the vulnerable.
Dec 8, 2017 - 03:49 pm .- Every day, thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are forced to flee their homes.
Nov 15, 2017 - 12:14 am .- When Pope Francis visited Bosnia and Herzegovina two years ago, he found a country still healing from a devastating conflict two decades earlier.
Sep 26, 2017 - 03:20 am .- Shannon Senefeld always assumed that children in orphanages are mostly orphans. Most people make that assumption.
Sep 7, 2017 - 05:42 pm .- As Hurricane Irma moves through the Atlantic – one of the strongest storms ever recorded in that ocean – Catholic groups are offering prayers and helping prepare for the recovery efforts ahead.
Aug 16, 2017 - 11:08 am .- A massive mudslide in Sierra Leone’s capital city has left hundreds dead and thousands homeless, with relief agencies hurrying to respond.
Nov 30, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Given new and expanded humanitarian crises in Iraq and elsewhere, Congress should respond generously to a request to approve additional aid funding, the U.S. bishops and Catholic Relief Services leaders have said in a letter.
Oct 5, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage and several deaths in Haiti, and relief workers have already started to evaluate the damage.
Sep 17, 2016 - 03:20 pm .- Catholic advocates are praising the U.S. for hosting an international refugee summit, but insist the administration can do more to address an unprecedented global refugee crisis.
Aug 2, 2016 - 06:04 am .- In 2013, Leia Isanhart met a little boy in Nairobi with intellectual disabilities. Because he was not very mobile, his mother had to carry him around.
Jun 20, 2016 - 04:50 pm .- As the global refugee crisis is at its worst since World War II, Catholics cannot be indifferent to the plight of their brothers and sisters, an official with Catholic Relief Services asserts.
May 24, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- Addressing a global summit on humanitarian aid, Pope Francis offered encouragement and a reminder – don’t ever forget that each suffering person you encounter has a name.
Apr 15, 2016 - 03:00 am .- Pope Francis’ visit with refugees and migrants in Greece this Saturday could be a moment of leadership at a time when political concerns overshadow the world’s attention, said a relief agency leader in the country.  
Mar 15, 2016 - 03:12 am .- March 15 marks five years since civil war broke out in Syria. The conflict has had devastating consequences for the people of the country, many of whom have been forced to flee.
Aug 26, 2015 - 12:16 am .- Despite a hazardous situation in the African country of Mali, Catholic Relief Services is working to support displaced people and hungry school students, while calling for more humanitarian aid to help stabilize the country.
Jul 23, 2015 - 04:04 am .- One year after an outbreak of violence between the Israeli military and Hamas militants in Gaza, Catholic Relief Services is helping conflict victims to find new homes.
Jun 3, 2015 - 05:02 pm .- Pope Francis will find a country still suffering from ethnic and religious suspicion when he visits Bosnia and Herzegovina this weekend, but some hope that his visit will help encourage unity.
Jun 3, 2015 - 12:29 pm .- Amid the resignation of a vice presidential employee in a same-sex civil marriage, Catholic Relief Services reiterated its commitment to both Catholic identity and respect for all people as children of God.