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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
For years, Anivorano Est has struggled with an unpredictable water supply system run by the local government. The more than 5,800 residents of this small town in Madagascar, off the southeastern coast of Africa, have suffered frequent outages and poorly treated—and oftentimes contaminated—water...More
You turn on the tap and your water spews sludgy brown. Or, you find that the pipes have run dry again. So, you walk for 30 minutes out and 30 minutes back to collect water from a muddy river to make your family's meals, wash the dishes and bathe.
Your daughters may miss school so they...More
I was thirsty and you gave me drink…. Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
—Matthew 25:35, 25:40
Each day, 783 million people do not have access to clean water. By supporting Catholic Relief Services, you're...More
In Antanimora, Madagascar, you can tell the time of day by listening.
At 7 a.m., the cicadas screech. At 9, the cows begin to moo. At noon, dogs irritated by the heat bark angrily. By dusk, the wind howls as it whips past cacti and dried soil. In Robin Rasamimanana's fields, dawn breaks...More