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Every evening, Toumboul Sané leads a group of volunteers who patrol more than 1,200 acres of forest in Senegal's Casamance region. By standing guard, they are protecting trees—one of the region's most valuable resources—from poachers.
Hundreds of angry bees swarm over the veiled face of Jean-Louis Mendy as he inspects several beehives in Niaguis village, in the Casamance region of Senegal.
Not long ago, it might have been members of neighboring communities angrily confronting Jean-Louis. But the bees are bringing the...More
Welcome to the new crs.org. We’re glad you’re here! As a member of our always growing family, we hope you’ll visit often.
Our website relaunch comes just days before the World Meeting of Families convenes in Philadelphia. Held every 3 years since 1994, the gathering...More
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation...More
Peering over a broken wall of bricks, Marcaisse Ngoget's recites Matthew 5:44: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
Those bricks used to be Marcaisse's home in the Central African Republic. Yet instead of vengeance, Marcaisse is seeking reconciliation....More
Far from Cairo's whirling traffic, the village of Al Dabiyyah hums along to the rhythm of Egyptian rural life.
Located just a short drive from Luxor, a popular tourist destination in Upper Egypt, Al Dabiyyah is a relatively quiet spot where about 27,000 villagers earn their living in...More
Intense fighting in July and August 2014 between Israel and militant groups in Gaza left thousands dead and widespread damage in the Gaza Strip. Besides thousands of casualties, primarily among civilians, the conflict destroyed homes, factories, schools, farmland, water networks, roads and...More
A group of women in spandex and flip flops talks under a mango tree in Rivera Hernandez, a notoriously rough neighborhood in Honduras' industrial city, San Pedro Sula. Nearby, barefoot girls, some without shirts, climb the railings of an empty wooden pen. Across the dirt road, a black bull roots...More
Every November, we sit down with friends and family, have a big meal and give thanks. It's a time to reflect and count our blessings. But at Catholic Relief Services, we need more than one day to say "thank you" for your tremendous support, so we do it every day through our work....More