CRS in Guinea
The small coastal nation of Guinea is located in West Africa and is bordered to the north by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mali, and to the south by Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Cote d’Ivoire. With rich agriculture and natural resources, manufacturing and service sectors, Guinea has many assets to facilitate its development. Despite this, Guinea faces many challenges to development including poor economic, social and health infrastructure, disparities in education and a booming young population, and fragile communities significantly impacted by emergencies.
Country News and Stories
June 24, 2015
Surviving Ebola: Facing Discrimination and Fear
It has been months since Richard Lamah had Ebola, but the disease still haunts him. Stigma and fear make it difficult for him to find employment, like so many in West Africa. Catholic Relief Services and our local...
June 24, 2015
Surviving Ebola: One Woman's Story
"When I was infected, I was a dead woman walking, but now I am alive," says Lucette Valerie Korouma. The 28-year-old mother from Guinea survived Ebola but lost her daughter and home before she met Catholic Relief...
February 12, 2015
Training Health Care Workers for Ebola
At least 100 health care workers have died from Ebola in Guinea, undermining the ability of the health care system to continue delivering routine services. Catholic Relief Services and our local partners are organizing...
February 11, 2015
Ebola Outbreak: Protecting Health Care Workers
You're a doctor at one of the few clinics equipped to deal with trauma patients in a capital city. Several people critically injured in a nearby car crash are brought in. Some are bleeding severely. What do you do? Oh,...
CRS' History in Guinea
In the year 2000, CRS responded to the call of Guinean bishops to ease the suffering of tens of thousands of refugees from warring Liberia and Sierra Leone and began outreach activities from Sierra Leone into Guinea. CRS opened a country office in 2001 and became a country program in 2003 delivering programming to address food insecurity, shelter and critical services for refugees and displaced people. CRS Guinea has since made meaningful contributions in national development efforts in the areas of malaria and neglected tropical disease prevention, community health system strengthening, water, hygiene and sanitation, governance, peacebuilding, education and youth development. Our staff maintain expertise in supply chain management, commodity distribution, partner capacity strengthening, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning to effectively respond to emerging development challenges in Guinea.