June 10, 2013
Patitpawan Das demonstrates a knot he learned to tie at a search and rescue training program run by CRS.
May 9, 2013
VIDEO: CNN reports on what some are calling the worst drought to hit India in forty years. CRS is responding by helping 20,000 people get assistance.
April 24, 2013
Two years of drought are posing a growing threat of hunger in India’s third largest state of Maharashtra.
January 23, 2013
Providing Fair Trade certification to overseas clothing manufacturers can play a role in promoting ethical and sustainable supply chains in the apparel sector, according to a report released today on a pilot project supported by Catholic Relief Services. The Fair Trade Certified Apparel project is the first global program to certify facilities making clothing, accessories, [...]
November 6, 2012
With needle and thread, 500 women in rural India are stitching their way out of poverty. Listen to the story by clicking on the media player below.
August 29, 2012
The Wall Street Journal quotes a staffer from CRS India in an article in the August 29 edition, A Move That Could Help Reduce Child Labor, on a proposal that would ban the employment of anyone under the age of 14. Campaigners for the abolition of child labor in India welcomed a Cabinet decision Tuesday [...]
July 11, 2012
Catholic Relief Services is providing emergency relief to thousands of people in a remote state in Northeast India, where the worst monsoon floods in a decade have killed more than 120 people and forced about six million people to flee their homes.
January 16, 2012
Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the Improved Rice-Based Rainfed Agricultural Systems (IRRAS) project in Bihar State, India. The four-year project is a collaboration of CRS, IRRI and the Indian government, together with three [...]
December 6, 2011
See a mobile phone become a tool for saving mothers’ and babies’ lives in India. Through innovation and strategic partnership, CRS is equipping community health workers to provide better care to women during pregnancy.
September 29, 2011
Experts on the ground in India available for interview. Media contact: Jennifer Hardy. More than two million people’s lives have been turned upside down with new, torrential rains that battered an already-flooded area in East India. CRS teams visiting flood zones report that the situation is serious in areas they could reach, while other homes [...]