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Through an annual summer camp run out of their center in Lebanon’s remote Bekaa Valley, the Congregation of our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd Sisters succeeds at providing Syrian refugee children with a safe space for them to play, learn, and heal.More
“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”
You’ve helped CRS provide lifesaving support to 85 million people. We did it together in Jesus’ name. These CRS projects depend on the gifts of generous people like you:...More
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.
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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
Jacinta Maroquin Pablo lost five of her children before they turned 2. Rosa Pablo Perez lost her middle child before she turned 3. Neither woman knows why, but they both know they waited too long to see a doctor. Not realizing how sick their children were, neither mother wanted to spend money...More
A new Toy Story is being told with tin cans, old socks, buttons, boxes and plastic bottles.
Savvy adults take stuff that might be regarded as junk and upcycle it to help raise smarter, healthier children. The toys are simple and require a lot of imagination—but that's the point...More
It's a problem that's hidden in plain sight. On street corners in Albania, children are begging for money. But the money goes to adults. The children are victims of human trafficking.
"They are hidden from view. You don't recognize them in the back kitchens, shops, gas stations and in...More
Children's laughter spills out of two large tents, a surprising sound in this dusty, harsh landscape of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Inside the tents—each about the size of a classroom—dozens of kids are at play, their raucous energy barely containable. During a relay race, pairs of youngsters take...More
Life in Iraq wasn't easy after years of conflict and war. But when ISIS advanced last year, taking control of large swaths of the country, millions of people were uprooted from their homes and lives. Formerly middle-class families now struggle to survive in the most basic conditions—without...More