Catholic Relief Services
CRS to Help Mexicans Hit by Weeks of Hurricanes, Tropical Storms
08 Oct 03 | Tropical storms and hurricanes continue to batter Mexico from both coasts, with the latest rains and flooding affecting more than 500,000 people in 12 states across the country. Catholic Relief Services earlier committed resources to relief efforts.
Catholic Leaders Lament U.S. Troops’ Withdrawal from Liberia, Urge Greater U.S. Commitment to Country’s Future
03 Oct 03 | This week, as the United States withdrew its troops from the country and the United Nations assumed peacekeeping responsibilities there, fresh clashes erupted in a suburb of the capital, Monrovia, killing at least three people.
Mexicans Struggle in Aftermath of Hurricanes Marty, Ignacio
24 Sep 03 | Catholic Relief Services is responding to the call of Catholic church partners in Mexico to assist in recovery efforts across a country battered by weeks of storms. For the second time in a month, northwestern Mexico was hard hit.
Catholic Relief Services Calls on President Bush to Fully Fund the Fight on Global Poverty and HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
16 Sep 03 | At an interfaith press conference held just steps from the White House today, Catholic Relief Services issued a statement calling on President Bush to ensure full funding for the fight against global poverty and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Hope and Healing: Trenton Residents Experience Life in Uganda
08 Sep 03 | At the heels of President Bush's trip to Africa, 14 Trenton residents traveled to Uganda to immerse themselves in the life of ordinary Africans and learn first-hand the challenges of—and hope amidst—the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Catholic Relief Services Statement on Bombing of United Nations Headquarters in Iraq
19 Aug 03 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) condemns the bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. "Our prayers go out to those who were injured and killed and to their families," said Ken Hackett, CRS President.
CRS Commits $1 Million to Relief Efforts in Liberia
16 Aug 03 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) today announced a commitment of $1 million for relief and reconstruction in the war-torn country of Liberia. Instability in the capital city, Monrovia, had forced the suspension of programming.
Ethiopia Famine Response Falling Short, Say Major Aid Agencies
06 Aug 03 | Calling the Ethiopia famine the "greatest humanitarian crisis facing any single nation in the world today," the leaders of eight major aid agencies committed today to reaffirm their determination to address immediate and long-term needs.
President’s Trip to Africa: A Good Start, but CRS Cautions Work Needed to Really Address Chronic Needs
11 Jul 03 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) today applauded President Bush for his efforts addressing key African issues during this week's trip around the continent, yet noted many grave and urgent needs remain, particularly in Ethiopia.
Statement on Liberia by Catholic Relief Services President, Kenneth F. Hackett
08 Jul 03 | Catholic Relief Services joins the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in strongly encouraging President Bush to support the deployment of an international stabilization force for Liberia with appropriate U.S. participation.
CRS Calls on President Bush to Push Agenda of Just Development of Africa’s Oil
02 Jul 03 | On the eve of President Bush's trip to Africa, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is urging the administration to intensify diplomatic efforts to break the pattern of corruption and mismanagement surrounding the development of oil in the region.
Hampered by Insecurity, CRS Relief Activities Continue in Liberia
18 Jun 03 | With news of a ceasefire between government and rebel groups spawning hope for a peaceful resolution to Liberia's crisis, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), working with its local partner, Caritas Monrovia, continues to distribute emergency food aid.
Africa's Oil and the Poor: No More Business as Usual
17 Jun 03 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) released a report today urging critical changes in the way oil is developed in sub-Saharan Africa and targets reforms in U.S. diplomatic policy, oil corporation business practices and international finance.
2003 Eileen Egan Journalism Award Winners Announced
29 May 03 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) today announced the winners of the annual Eileen Egan Journalism Awards. The awards honor journalists writing for Catholic publications on issues related to the developing world.
Catholic Relief Services Continues to Ship Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Iraq
13 May 03 | A second Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Caritas Internationalis sponsored humanitarian convoy of vitally needed relief items has safely arrived in Baghdad. The three-vehicle convoy carried a load of more than 20 metric tons of medical supplies.
Famine Looms in Ethiopia
07 May 03 | More than 12 million people are now in immediate need of food aid in Ethiopia, representing an increase of more than 1 million people at risk of starvation since the last assessment in November 2002.
Flooding in Santa Fe Adds to Argentina's Economic Misery
05 May 03 | Flooding in Argentina's fifth largest city has killed at least 21 people, with more still missing. In the worst flooding ever recorded in the city of Santa Fe, heavy rains caused water levels to rise as quickly as two meters in three hours.
Humanitarian Convoy to Enter Baghdad
02 May 03 | A humanitarian convoy of vitally needed relief items is expected to arrive in Baghdad the afternoon of Saturday, May 3rd. The convoy is comprised of two trucks, carrying more than 20 metric tons, with medicines to treat the needs of more than 25,000.
Catholic Relief Services Receives $100,000 Grant to Fight Famine in Ethiopia
29 Apr 03 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) received the first installment of a $100,000 donation from the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) for relief efforts in Ethiopia, where more than 11 million are suffering from severe food shortages.
Catholic Mission Attacked in Northern Uganda
25 Apr 03 | Gunmen from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked the Catholic mission at Gulu, in northern Uganda last night, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) reports. The priests' residence was raided, and one priest was abducted but later released.