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Robyn Fieser
Catholic Relief Services
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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, April 24, 2024 – Bill O’Keefe, executive vice president for Mission, Mobilization and Advocacy at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international aid agency of the United States Catholic Church, issued the following statement in response to Congress passing supplemental appropriations with more than $9 billion in global humanitarian aid.

“We commend Congressional action to include more than $9 billion in global humanitarian aid in the recently passed supplemental bill. The inclusion of these funds sends a clear message: the people of the United States are deeply concerned about the suffering of our sisters and brothers around the world. As people of faith, this aid exemplifies the importance of moral leadership and solidarity in times of global strife. Global humanitarian aid will not only help respond to needs resulting from the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza, but also provide life-saving resources and hope to families and communities from Sudan to Haiti and from Venezuela to Bangladesh.

We appreciate the bipartisan efforts to advance this important component of the supplemental bill and remain committed to working with Congress and the administration to foster a more just and peaceful world.


Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency alleviates suffering and provides assistance to people in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. For more information, visit or and follow Catholic Relief Services on social media in English at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube; and in Spanish at: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Robyn Fieser

Regional Marketing Manager - LACRO

Robyn Fieser
April 24, 2024

Based in Bogotá, Colombia

Robyn is the regional marketing manager for CRS in Latin America and the Caribbean. She raises awareness about CRS’ humanitarian and disaster relief programs, serving as a contact for key news outlets and coordinating coverage of emergency and development stories. From a base in Bogata, Colombia, she travels throughout the region to report in-...More