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Mohamet Salem adjusts his black headscarf to keep the sandy wind out of his eyes. The father of nine is from Darel Beyda, a village in Brakna, Mauritania—an expansive desert nation in the Sahel region of West Africa.
People here are still feeling the effects of disastrous harvests back...More
A few weeks ago, you would not have seen even one head of cattle in Bor Town, South Sudan. The town was still nearly empty after the violent attacks of December 2013 that forced residents to seek refuge on islands in the Nile River, at a mission, or wherever else they thought they would be safe...More
Two hungry goats are tied together with a chain. Whenever one tries to walk toward a lush and leafy bush, it is held back by the other trying to walk to a similar bush in a different direction.
This image helped encourage discussion at a filled-to-capacity Catholic Relief Services...More
Promisi—pronounced "Promise"—grips a large red plastic building block as her classmates sing with gusto. "The vowels are A-E-I-0-UUUUU," they chant, forming a circle around Promisi, who is sitting in the only chair in the room. She peers at them from the corner of her left eye, looking at them...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
Discontinued in 2009
Flora Tristan is a Peruvian feminist institution created in 1979 as a private non-profit organization. Its mission is to "address the structural causes that restrict women's citizenship and/or affect its practice. Accordingly it proposes to influence the expansion...More
Responding to emergencies is one of the most important jobs we have at Catholic Relief Services. Many are high-profile events covered extensively in the media, like the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the earthquake in Haiti or Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. But many are...More
Editor's Note: This article is a contribution to a week-long blog carnival on USAID's John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. From July 14-18, F2F program...More
Editor’s Note: This article is a contribution to a week-long blog carnival on USAID’s John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program. From July 14-18, F2F program partners and American volunteers are sharing their knowledge and experience of providing technical assistance to...More