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Catholic Relief Services president & CEO Dr. Carolyn Woo is being honored with the 2015 Bernardin Award by the...More
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 Caritas partner OCPH-Nzérékoré—known in French as L'Organisation Pour La...More
"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 Services and our local Caritas partner, which provided help she desperately...More
Shea Belahi will not be held down by a corporate glass ceiling. In fact, she won't be held down by any ceiling: her office is the open sky. She is fiercely independent and, at age 30, she's her own boss—running her own farm.
"I didn't know what to do with my life. I liked gardening a lot...More
I was honored to be asked to the Vatican last month to be one of the speakers at the press conference announcing Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. It was an honor that really goes to Catholic Relief Services—including all of you who support CRS—because it was a...More
Catholic Relief Services' SUCCESS project, or Strengthening Urban Communities' Capacity to Endure Severe Shocks, is helping some of the poorest residents of Manila prepare for natural disasters through planning, mapping and improving neighborhood conditions to reduce the severity of damage in...More
Thirty-five years ago, the land stretching in front of Rebecca Macaraig Yumang's home looked like a picturesque jigsaw puzzle. Rice fields bordered homes, which bordered small sari sari, or snack shops, and tire repair stands, which opened into a massive field where children gathered to play...More
1,325,200: the number of internally displaced people in Ukraine. This is not a story about numbers, though, or even conflict. It's a story about people. And about people who need your help.More
When Mayor Lorenzo Balbin Jr., of New Bataan in the Compostela Valley in the Philippines, set out to warn his constituents of an approaching typhoon, people were skeptical.
"According to our history, it was almost 100 years since a strong typhoon hit our area and most people here did not...More