CRS Completes 20,000 New Shelters Ahead of 2-Year Typhoon Anniversary

Two years after Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, claiming more than 6,200 lives and destroying millions of homes, CRS has repaired and rebuilt 20,000 safe and durable shelters. By making cash grants, providing construction materials and training carpenters, CRS has ensured that more than 100,000 people on Leyte and Samar islands have a safe shelter they can call home.

In Jordan, Keeping Syrian Refugee Children in Class

Ashaa’s frail frame and weary gaze suggest someone who is accustomed to hardship. She lives in a small apartment in the town of Zarqa in Jordan, with her husband, who is sick, and five children. The family fled their native Syria, and now relies mostly on aid to survive.

But something changes in Ashaa’s demeanor when she starts talking about the educational support her family receives through Caritas Jordan with Catholic Relief Services and other partners. She comes to life.


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