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Africa

Catholic Relief Services works in over 30 countries throughout Africa, and strives to enhance human dignity, empower the people that it helps and strengthen and support partner organizations. CRS achieves this by working in the areas of food security, peace building, HIV and AIDS, civil society building, Emergency Response and health among others.

Where We Serve in Africa

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Stories From Africa

Against All Odds: Sudan's Peaceful Vote


Every rational assessment predicted election-related violence over the week of southern Sudan's referendum. But prayer and peace triumphed.Read More »»

Southern Sudan at the Polls


A sense of peace and purpose permeated the throngs of voters who lined up for Sudan's historic referendum.Read More »»

Notre Dame Students Play for Peace in Sudan


Learning about Sudan and CRS peacebuilding inspired Notre Dame University students to put its sports muscle behind a Stand With Sudan rally.Read More »»

In Sierra Leone, Teaching Girls How to Say No


Teenage girls are targets of pervasive sexual aggression by peers and older men. A CRS program helps them resist.Read More »»

Obama's Grandma Helps Kenyan Orphans


Mama Sarah has been helping children all her life. A CRS-led cassava project is now letting her help them even more.Read More »»

Sudan: Does One Life Matter?


A successful response to Sudan's overwhelming needs lies in how we answer this question: What if I can help just one person?Read More »»

Malawi Village Is Orphans' Family


A local chief and CRS partner Lusubilo helped a village in Karongo, Malawi, give orphans a new, and rather large, family.Read More »»

Pictures of Peacebuilding in Sudan


Well drilling, road, school and clinic construction, civic meetings and community plantings: this is what peacebuilding looks like.Read More »»

Malawi Orphans' Life Lessons


A grandfather's lessons help orphan brothers Stefan and Yohane eke out a living while pursuing larger dreams.Read More »»

Against All Odds: Sudan's Peaceful Vote

Every rational assessment predicted election-related violence over the week of southern Sudan's referendum. But prayer and peace triumphed.Read More »»

Southern Sudan at the Polls

A sense of peace and purpose permeated the throngs of voters who lined up for Sudan's historic referendum.Read More »»

Notre Dame Students Play for Peace in Sudan

Learning about Sudan and CRS peacebuilding inspired Notre Dame University students to put its sports muscle behind a Stand With Sudan rally.Read More »»

In Sierra Leone, Teaching Girls How to Say No

Teenage girls are targets of pervasive sexual aggression by peers and older men. A CRS program helps them resist.Read More »»

Obama's Grandma Helps Kenyan Orphans

Mama Sarah has been helping children all her life. A CRS-led cassava project is now letting her help them even more.Read More »»

Sudan: Does One Life Matter?

A successful response to Sudan's overwhelming needs lies in how we answer this question: What if I can help just one person?Read More »»

Malawi Village Is Orphans' Family

A local chief and CRS partner Lusubilo helped a village in Karongo, Malawi, give orphans a new, and rather large, family.Read More »»

Pictures of Peacebuilding in Sudan

Well drilling, road, school and clinic construction, civic meetings and community plantings: this is what peacebuilding looks like.Read More »»

Malawi Orphans' Life Lessons

A grandfather's lessons help orphan brothers Stefan and Yohane eke out a living while pursuing larger dreams.Read More »»