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CRS Congratulates Central African Republic Interfaith Peace Platform for Winning Peace Award

August 19, 2015

CRS congratulates the Interfaith Peace Platform for being awarded a prestigious award for its work in promoting reconciliation and peace.

CRS Announces Five-Year Encuentro Sponsorship

August 3, 2015

CRS will be one of four major sponsors of the V Encuentro, the most important and comprehensive initiative in Hispanic ministry ever undertaken by the Catholic Church in the United States.

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Meet Kenya’s Special, Invisible Children

July 31, 2015

Children with intellectual disabilities are probably the developing world’s most underserved population.

Feed 200,000 with Helping Hands at World Meeting of Families

July 29, 2015

CRS’s Helping Hands calls for registrants of World Meeting of Families to join a three-day meal packing event to feed 200,000 people in Burkina Faso.

CRS staff unload food from a World Food Programme helicopter, and distributing it among families who have been displaced and affected by ongoing violence. Photo by Donal Reilly/CRS

Conflict and Hunger in South Sudan: CRS and the Church Provide Assistance

July 29, 2015

CRS is assisting thousands of South Sudanese forced to leave their homes as a result of almost two years of violent conflict.

CRS and Caritas Nepal distribute emergency supplies to families who survived the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Photo by Jennifer Hardy/CRS

Nepal Earthquake: On the 3-Month Anniversary, Watch How Your Donations Made a Difference

July 25, 2015

It’s been 3 months since the first of two devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal. This short video shows how your generosity provided critical aid to families in need.

Photo by: Oscar Leiva/ Silverlight for CRS

Pope Francis: Encyclical Isn’t Just About Environment — It’s a Social Document

July 22, 2015

In a meeting yesterday, Pope Francis made clear that the person and the environment are not two separate entities, saying, “Ecology is total, it is human.”

Photo by: Oscar Leiva/ Silverlight for CRS

CRS Staff Provide Insight Into Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si’

July 22, 2015

Read the transcript of a conference call with Dr. Carolyn Woo and other CRS staff discussing key messages in the encyclical.

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Three Months After Nepal Earthquake, CRS Has Assisted More Than 101,000 People

July 22, 2015

To date, CRS and partner Caritas Nepal have provided emergency relief to more than 101,000 people.

NBC Nightly News: Ana, the Face of Colombia’s Refugee Crisis

July 16, 2015

NBC Nightly News follows the story of Ana, a Colombian refugee now living a new life in Ecuador where she receives assistance from CRS.