Media CenterNews We're Reading Now (Week of Nov 14, 2016)

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Here are the top news stories and trends our media team is following for the week of November 14, 2016.


Obama Confronts Refugee Crisis on his Final Trip to Europe

By Juliet Eilperin and Anthony Faiola on The Washington Post

During his final trip to Europe, President Obama visited Greece where he addressed the country’s debt and migrant crises. As explained in this article, Greece has become the epicenter of Europe’s refugee crisis, where tens of thousands of refugees remain stranded. With the onset of winter, shelter has become a critical need. To address that need, CRS is working with the owners of empty buildings, providing repairs in exchange for refugee housing. To learn more about CRS’ work in Greece, contact Nikki Gamer.

Agriculture is a Victim of (and the solution to) Climate Change

On Seeker

As the UN climate talks in Marrakech continue, this story explains a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that warns of the effects of climate change on the food supply. As the report states, while farmers in developing countries are especially vulnerable to rising temperatures at present, by 2030, the negative effects on food production will be increasingly felt everywhere. That’s why CRS is stepping up agricultural programs that help small farmers to adapt to the effects of climate change. For more information on CRS’ agricultural programming, contact Tom Price.

What Happens to Foreign Aid in a Trump Administration

By Worldview on WBEZ

In an interview that aired on Chicago’s NPR-affiliate station, Bill O’Keefe, CRS’ vice president of government relations and advocacy, shared insights about what the future of foreign aid could look like under a Trump administration. For an interview with Bill O’Keefe on this topic, contact Nikki Gamer


Nikki Gamer

Media Relations Manager

Nikki Gamer
November 15, 2016

Based in Baltimore, MD

Nikki is the Media Relations Manager for CRS and connects journalists to regional stories and sources related to the agency’s life-saving development work. Previously, Nikki worked as the Communications Officer for the Middle East, Europe, and Central Asia. She has covered CRS’ response to the Syrian refugee crisis and the mass displacement of...More