Catholic Relief Services

Mexico Quake Damage Worse Than Expected
27 Jan 03 | "The damage caused by Tuesday's earthquake is significantly greater than originally thought," said Lourdes Toussaint, Mexico project manager for Catholic Relief Services, reporting from Colima and Mexico City.

Senate Responds to Africa Emergency Food Needs; Catholic Networks Mobilized in Anticipation of Vote
24 Jan 03 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) praised the U.S. Senate today for including in its 2003 spending package an additional $500 million for emergency food aid to sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 34 million people are at risk of starvation.

Catholic Relief Services Responds to Earthquake in Mexico
22 Jan 03 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is on the ground to assess the damage and coordinate a response to the strongest earthquake to hit Mexico since 1995 – measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. The earthquake has left 23 people dead and 140 hospitalized.

Humanitarian Organizations Unite to Fight Starvation in Southern Africa
22 Jan 03 | The U.S. government has pledged to Catholic Relief Services, CARE and World Vision a $114 million emergency aid grant for a joint response to the severe food crisis in Southern Africa.

Catholic Leader Commends Daschle and Leahy for Work on Africa Relief Bill
16 Jan 03 | In a letter addressed to Senator Tom Daschle, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Executive Director Ken Hackett thanked the Senate Minority Leader and Senator Patrick Leahy for introducing the Africa Famine Relief Act.

Bishops Called to Respond to Humanitarian Crisis in Africa
13 Jan 03 | In a letter to U.S. Bishops, the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Bishop Wilton Gregory, joined Catholic Relief Services Chairman and President Bishop Robert Lynch today in calling for prayers and support for the people of Africa.

Emergency Winter Aid Reaches Afghan Refugees in Pakistan
20 Dec 02 | As frigid weather increasingly grips the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area, relief efforts are underway to provide Afghan refugees in Pakistan with winter clothing, blankets, improved tents and heating stoves.

Humanitarian Organizations Launch Global Campaign to Avert Famine in Africa
03 Dec 02 | Executives of American humanitarian relief organizations, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development gathered today to launch a coordinated global campaign to assist more than 34 million people.

Catholic Relief Services Remembers the Millions Suffering on World AIDS Day
27 Nov 02 | As World AIDS Day approaches this December 1, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) urges the Catholic community to remember the more than 40 million people around the world affected by HIV/AIDS.

Catholic Relief Services Proposes New World Headquarters In Baltimore City
13 Nov 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) announced today its recent submission of a proposal to the City of Baltimore to develop a site near Camden Yards for its new world headquarters.

Catholic Relief Services Statement On Colombian Bishop’s Abduction
13 Nov 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) condemns the kidnapping of Bishop Jorge Enrique Jiménez and expresses its solidarity with the Colombian and Latin American church in the face of this act of violence.

Continuing Drought, Coffee Crisis Leave Many in Central America Vulnerable to Malnutrition
06 Nov 02 | Two years of drought have left a corridor of Central America in urgent need of food assistance, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) reported today. Below average rains and crop losses have left many in the region, particularly children, vulnerable.

CRS Food Relief Reaches Sick and Malnourished in Zimbabwe
29 Oct 02 | Responding to the severe food crisis that has threatened millions in Zimbabwe with malnutrition and starvation, Catholic Relief Services is providing direct food assistance in 20 of the country's rural hospitals and reaching an estimated 150,000.

Flooding Emergency in Central America Prompts Relief Efforts
05 Jun 02 | Heavy rains in parts of Central America have resulted in flooding and landslides in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, with rainfall exceeding norms by 278 percent in Nicaragua's capital city of Managua. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has ...

CRS Congratulates Awut Deng Acuil, Humanitarian Award Winner
03 Jun 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) today congratulated Awut Deng Acuil, winner of InterAction's 2002 Humanitarian Award. Catholic Relief Services is the official relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community.

Eileen Egan Journalism Award Winners Announced
30 May 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) today announced the winners of the seventh annual Eileen Egan Journalism Awards. This year's winners are Josh Noem, The Florida Catholic (Venice edition); Chris Spoons, The Catholic New World; and Paul Jeffrey, ...

CRS Responds to Danforth Sudan Report
15 May 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) applauds the progress made by the United States' Special Envoy for Sudan, John Danforth, yet urges greater attention be paid to the right of self-determination and the destructive role of oil exploitation in the ...

Catholic Relief Services Responds to Increased Violence in Quibdo, Colombia
10 May 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has committed an initial $20,000 to victims of the increased violence in Choc¢, Colombia, in the Diocese of Quibd¢, including those affected by the May 2 mortar explosion in the Church of Bellavista that killed 119 ...

Catholic Groups Ask Congress to Mount Campaign on Global Health and African Development
09 May 02 | Catholic Relief Services Executive Director Ken Hackett today called on Congress to launch a sustained campaign to combat global health problems, including HIV/AIDS, and to expand development assistance to Africa. On behalf of Catholic ...

Ongoing Food Shortage Threatens People of Southern Africa
03 May 02 | Food shortages caused by severe drought have reached critical levels in countries across southern Africa, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) reported today. Catholic Relief Services is the official relief and development agency of the United States ...

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