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CRS Praises House Committee Approval of the Global Food Security Act

April 24, 2015

CRS congratulates the House Foreign Affairs Committee for approving and sending to the full House the Global Food Security Act which promotes agricultural development in poor countries.

CRS President Backs Food Aid Reform to Senate Committee

April 17, 2015

In Senate testimony last Wednesday, CRS reaffirmed our commitment to key reforms in the international food aid system by calling for specific changes.

CRS Urges Continued Ebola Response Amid Meeting of World Leaders

April 16, 2015

CRS urges world leaders to increase international support for a post-Ebola recovery in West Africa to achieve the ultimate goal of “zero cases.”

Iraqi refugees who fled from ISIS receive coupons from CRS for critical emergency items such as blankets, heaters and kerosene. Photo by Corrie Sissons/CRS

Baltimore Sun: CRS, Others Providing Relief to Iraqi and Syrian Refugees

April 15, 2015

The Baltimore Sun describes how Baltimore organizations, including CRS, are responding to the difficult needs of Iraqi and Syrian refugees.


Villanova U and Cabrini College Celebrate Partnership With CRS Today

April 14, 2015

Villanova University and Cabrini College celebrate their 10-year partnership with CRS by renewing that partnership in a signing ceremony today.


Two Storybooks to Help Elementary Students Put Faith Into Action

April 13, 2015

Two illustrated storybooks, “Green Street Park” and “Drop by Drop,” offer elementary school-aged children, their parents and teachers examples of how to put their faith into action and participate in solutions to important problems related to the life and dignity of others.

CRS Joins World Bank and Faith Community Statement to End Extreme Poverty by 2030

April 8, 2015

CRS joins more than 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organizations in a call to end extreme poverty by 2030.

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CRS Mourns the Loss of Mabel Kargbo, Longtime Sierra Leone Staffer

April 7, 2015

Mabel Kargbo worked for CRS for 35 years, serving through the Sierra Leone civil war and the recent Ebola outbreak.

CRS Launches Partnership With Catholic High Schools

April 7, 2015

CRS announces partnership with 14 Catholic high schools on the “CRS Global High School” initiative, which teaches students about global topics.

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Carolyn Woo’s CNS Column – O Happy Fault!

April 7, 2015

‘O Happy Fault’ by CRS President & CEO Carolyn Woo, is part of her monthly column for Catholic News Service.