March 29, 2013
An estimate says that poor sanitation and a lack of access to water cause worldwide economic losses of $260 billion a year. From the World Bank’s Water Blog.
March 22, 2013
VIDEO: For World Water Day we’re bringing you a video about one of the simplest ways to decrease disease in the world: hand washing. Meet 13-year-old Filomena of Tanzania, who is teaching others to wash their hands.
March 21, 2013
PODCAST IN SPANISH: A CRS program in Bolivia brings access to clean water to rural communities and teaches residents sanitation practices in order to prevent illnesses.
March 12, 2013
PODCAST: The nearest drinking water in Ismael’s village in Pakistan was a mile away, which meant losing valuable time to fetch water. But then, he was invited to work on a clean water project.
December 11, 2012
Ethiopia is a beautiful country, rich in culture and history but also a place where droughts frequently devastate harvests, leading to severe hunger. CRS helps communities in crisis get the water they need and also works on long-term approaches to keep the water flowing. Listen to the story by clicking on the media player below.
November 19, 2012
In today’s world, bad news about poverty, disease and disaster abounds. In the spirit of the holiday season, Catholic Relief Services offers another perspective. Good News – For a Change highlights major strides in the fight against global poverty that are making a real difference in people’s lives. Download the Good News – For [...]
April 20, 2012
A delegation from Catholic Relief Services arrived in Portland, OR to be part of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual exposition. The event gathers experts, business owners, producers and coffee enthusiasts. CRS’ delegation is headed by CRS’ Fair Trade program. It also includes experts who work in Latin American, overseeing programs that have to do [...]
March 22, 2012
Water and sanitation is an important part of our work at Catholic Relief Service, and we are proud of the many innovations devised by our staff. Here are two videos that highlight some of that work:
March 22, 2012
By Carolyn Y. Woo CRS President & CEO Getting water is so simple for us: We turn on the faucet, and there it is. When that doesn’t happen—maybe a water pipe breaks or maintenance shuts off the supply—we consider it a huge hardship. I experienced that once as a young girl in Hong Kong, then [...]
February 21, 2012
Fifty-one humanitarian organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, are urging Congress to pass the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2012, which seeks to more efficiently and effectively use U.S. funds to improve programming to provide safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH). The legislation, which does not increase federal spending, was [...]