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Catholic Relief Services providing a lifeline to refugees fleeing Burundi violence

May 29, 2015

CRS and Caritas are helping some of the nearly 90,000 refugees from Burundi, the majority women and children, who have spilled over the borders into neighboring Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo since violence erupted in their country in late April.


Daily Insights from CRS’ ICT4D Conference

May 28, 2015

CRS’ Karen Moul provides daily insights from each day of the ICT4D conference.


Top Tweets from Catholic Relief Services’ ICT4D2015 Conference

May 28, 2015

The most popular tweets from the 7th annual Catholic Relief Services ICT4D conference, updated daily.


ICT4D 2015: Increasing Impact Through Innovation

May 27, 2015

Some of the most creative minds in the relief, development and technology worlds will focus on the latest ways to harness cutting edge information technology to help the world’s poor.

María Romero de Jovel, age 65, holds a picture of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero during a special mass commemorating his 35th martyrdom anniversary. Photo by Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for CRS

Archbishop Oscar Romero a ‘Beacon of Light’ for Charity

May 23, 2015

On the day of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s beatification, we look back at his legacy and share a personal reflection on his life.


Girls Count Act Passage an Important Step to Eradicate Poverty and Protect Girls

May 21, 2015

The House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations Committees each passed nearly identical versions of the Girls Count Act today, setting the stage for floor votes.


Harnessing Information Technologies to Help the World’s Poor Is Focus of 7th Annual CRS Conference

May 21, 2015

Technology leaders from around the world to convene in Chicago May 27-29.

Caritas Internationalis Food Security Study

Global Caritas Survey Points to Leading Causes of Hunger

May 18, 2015

Lack of resources, low agricultural productivity and climate change among challenges highlighted.

CRS Helping Refugees Fleeing Burundi

May 16, 2015

CRS is working with Caritas Rwanda to provide nutritional supplementation for thousands in transit camps, many suffering from acute malnutrition.


NPR: Aid Workers Ramp Up Efforts In Nepal Before Monsoon Season

May 15, 2015

Families, many of whom are living outside because their homes were damaged or destroyed in the recent earthquakes, are concerned about the coming monsoon rains.