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Sharing America's Food Bounty is One Key to World Security
23 Apr 02 | "America's food aid program is a critical resource to achieving global food security, and it has never been so necessary." In his address, Hackett recognized the unique partnership among U.S. government, farmers, scientists, food processors, ...

Catholic Relief Services Calls for Humanitarian Corridor in Madagascar
18 Apr 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) today called for the creation of a humanitarian corridor in Madagascar for the delivery of medicine and food supplies to those suffering under the current crisis. Catholic Relief Services is the official relief and ...

Food and Medicine Shortages Threaten Madagascar
11 Apr 02 | Four months after contested elections effectively divided the island nation of Madagascar, shortages of food and medicine threaten the most vulnerable members of the population, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) reported today. Catholic Relief ...

Catholic Relief Services Commits Emergency Supplies to Afghan Earthquake Survivors
28 Mar 02 | As rescue efforts fade and relief activities intensify in northeastern Afghanistan's Baghlan province, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is sending a variety of relief items to the leveled Nahrin district, where an estimated 30,000-50,000 people are ...

Tens of Thousands of Afghans Need Shelter, Blankets Following Earthquakes
26 Mar 02 | Shelter and blankets are among the most urgent needs for thousands left homeless by a series of earthquakes in Afghanistan's remote northern province of Baghlan, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) staff in the country are reporting. Catholic Relief ...

Catholic Relief Services Commends White House For Initiative to Increase Foreign Aid by Billions
22 Mar 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) applauded the Bush Administration's announcement of a plan to add $10 billion to U.S. overseas development assistance by 2006. The U.S. Catholic overseas development agency commended its government for offering a ...

Severe Food Shortage Continues in Malawi
12 Mar 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is providing emergency food aid to help stave off the current food crisis in Malawi. Catholic Relief Services is the official relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community.

"Way of the Cross" Caravan Proceeds as Planned in Colombia
12 Mar 02 | Viacrucis Nacional (National Way of the Cross) is an annual pilgrimage coordinated by the National Secretariat for Social Ministry (SNPS)/Caritas Colombia and local dioceses which this year will receive support from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) ...

New Advertising Campaign Invites Young Catholics to Get Involved
12 Mar 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) today launched their new advertising campaign, which also unveils the agency's new logo. Catholic Relief Services is the official relief and development agency of the United States Catholic community.

Humanitarian Barge Reaches Residents Cut Off By Ongoing War In Central Congo
07 Mar 02 | Nineteen days after leaving the capital city of Kinshasa laden with 760 metric tons of humanitarian supplies, a shipment of iodized salt, clothing, fuel, soap, school supplies, medicine and other goods reached the town of Bena Dibele in central ...

Growing Humanitarian Emergency in Colombia Follows Rupture in Peace Process
01 Mar 02 | Following the February 20 rupture in the peace process between the Colombian government and Colombia's largest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a humanitarian emergency has developed, Catholic Relief Services (...

Exhibit Of Afghan Child Refugee Art
22 Feb 02 | An exhibit of Afghan children's art, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Capital Children's Museum, will open in Washington, DC, on February 26, 2002. Life Through the Eyes of Afghan Child Refugees, the exhibit includes artwork ...

Catholic Relief Services' Executive Director Appointed To Pontifical Council
14 Feb 02 | Pope John Paul II has named Kenneth F. Hackett, Executive Director of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), to the Pontifical Council Cor Unum for the Promotion of Human and Christian Development. Catholic Relief Services is the official overseas ...

Relief Efforts Under Way In Flooded Jakarta; More Heavy Rains Expected
07 Feb 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has initiated emergency distributions of food and material items to 50,000 people throughout the city, large parts of which are engulfed following nearly two weeks of heavy rains. Catholic Relief Services is the ...

Food Reaches Volcano Victims
24 Jan 02 | Following last week's eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Goma today conducted an emergency food distribution to residents of Goma, which was heavily damaged by the ...

One Year Later, Gujarat's Earthquake Survivors Rebuilding Homes, Lives
24 Jan 02 | Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has based its relief efforts near the devastated city of Bhuj, in Gujarat's Kutch district - where nearly all homes collapsed in some villages - helping villagers to reconstruct their homes, and supporting education,...

Operation Rice Bowl Materials Help Participants To "Pray, Fast, Learn and Give"
23 Jan 02 | Operation Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) Lenten program, offers new materials designed to help Catholics enhance their Lenten experience through prayer, fasting, learning and giving. The Operation Rice Bowl program packet includes a ...

Relief Workers Mobilize to Aid Thousands Fleeing Volcanic Eruption in the Congo
18 Jan 02 | The city of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is without electricity and water, and thousands have left the city, which is divided in two by lava flows following yesterday's eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, according to staff reports from ...

Emergency Aid Committed To Victims Of Volcano Eruption In Eastern Congo
17 Jan 02 | Catholic Relief Services has allocated an initial $50,000 to assist the people affected by today's volcano eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in eastern Congo has endangered thousands of people's ...

Catholic Relief Services Welcomes New Chairman, Bishop Robert N. Lynch
02 Jan 02 | Catholic Relief Services welcomed today the new chairman of its board of directors, Bishop Robert N. Lynch from the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. "We are very excited to begin working with Bishop Lynch as the new chairman of our board of ...

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