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The atmosphere outside the health center in eastern Ethiopia crackles with energy, despite the relentless midday heat. Two dozen young men and women are standing in a circle, hunched over notebooks. In the center, a woman uses white chalk to draw lines in the sand while someone else positions...More
In Ethiopia, where millions depend on rain to grow crops to feed their families, even small variations in the climate can have devastating consequences. But work by Catholic Relief Services and our partners means that climate change does not have to lead to disaster. With the right programs and...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
At your school, getting a drink of water meant going down the hallway to the water fountain. You could wash your hands in the school lavatory. But for the students at the Goradji School in Burkina Faso, getting water means walking more than a mile....More
It's hard to imagine life without water when it's always there. You turn a knob, and you have a drink. You push a button, and you water your flowers. You dip a finger in a font at church and bless yourself. But spend a day in a home where the plumbing has failed, and you know how much we take...More
Every season has its own character. Fall brings the start of school, winter ushers in the holidays, spring brings flowers and new life, and summer means vacation or time away from the office for many of us.
In Niger, the four seasons mean something else. There's the dry season, the hot...More
On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake brought destruction to Haiti. The challenges to rebuilding the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere have been great. But the reconstruction has been a catalyst for change.
Reconstruction has brought better schools and more prepared teachers...More
Two years ago, at the peak of the drought in the Horn of Africa, up to 1,500 people a day were coming from Somalia into Kenya, and headed for the refugee camps around the border town of Dadaab. A large entourage of reporters, photographers and film crews chronicled their movements....More