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When every moment mattered, the survivors of Haiti's 7.0-magnitude earthquake did not have to wait for help. Catholic Relief Services was there within hours. Our work didn't start the day of or the day after the earthquake. We've been a trusted partner of the Haitian people since 1954.
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
CRS and our Caritas partners are providing critical services—including trauma counseling and education for children—in Jordan and Lebanon, where millions of Syrians and Iraqis have fled their homes because of violence and civil war. Many parents fear that their children may be part of a "lost...More
Over and over Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Lebanon express the same concern. Even more than their desire for a roof over their heads or a permanent home, they profoundly wish that their children—many of whom have been severely traumatized—can return to school....More
There is no time like fall to appreciate the magnificent generosity of God. The fields that a few weeks ago were filled with plants reaching for the sky—full of grain and corn and beans and all sorts of other crops—have yielded their bounty.
In orchards’ tidy rows,...More
For those who love the smell of marble composition books, a shiny lunch box and a fresh pack of crayons, this is your time of year. It's back-to-school for the kids, and knowledge can be found everywhere—even in remote places where Catholic Relief Services is helping to educate vulnerable...More
They say you can never really leave the gang. But that's not always true. Although he almost died trying, Manuel* got out, and now he's trying to help others in his community do the same.