Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Relief Services’

Pacific families to get disaster support

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

An emergency response project launched to help people become more resilient during natural disasters is set to benefit more than 1,000 families around Samoa. A new warehouse containing equipment that can be used during natural disasters and supplies for distribution to families was officially opened at Malōlōlelei on Monday. WE RISE is the US$1.5 million Read more

Girls in Zimbabwe resort to cow dung for sanitary pads

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Disturbing reports from cash-strapped Zimbabwe indicate that girls and women are resorting to using cow dung as sanitary pads as inflation “hits feminine hygiene products,” according to Africanews. It’s a report that Richard Savo, head of programmes for Catholic Relief Services in Zimbabwe, said hits home. “As someone with a young daughter and teenage family Read more

Haiti earthquake: church provides emergency aid

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Haiti earthquake aid

The international Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has approved an emergency aid package worth €500,000 (NZ$850,000) following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake which struck Haiti on 14 Aug. To date, more than 1300 people have died, and at least 5700 have been injured, according to information from the Haitian civil protection Read more

Pope donates $100,000 to Indonesia’s disaster relief

Monday, October 8th, 2018
disaster relief

Through the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Pope Francis has, in a first emergency phase, sent a contribution of $100,000 to disaster relief in Indonesia. The Vatican press reported that this sum is intended to be “an immediate expression of the feeling of spiritual closeness and fatherly encouragement from the Holy Father towards the Read more

Catholic Relief Services struggle to get help to tsunami survivors

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Indonesia country manager for Catholic Relief Services says getting access to the two Sulawesi island cities most affected by Saturday’s earthquake and tsunami is proving very difficult. Yenni Suryani said with the airport damaged, getting access to Palu and Donggala is a huge problem. Responders and local aid groups have drive overland 10-12 hours. That means Read more

Bishop says confusion around CRS in Madagascar cleared up

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

An American bishop last week said local Church leaders in Madagascar have given their assurances that the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) adheres to Catholic teaching. Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona, said he and Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York had spoken to Madagascar’s Archbishop Odon Razanakolona of Antananarivo and Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana of Read more

The business of international aid

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

As president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, Carolyn Woo brings a strong sense of leadership and vision to the organization, which was founded by the U.S. Catholic bishops to provide international relief and development assistance. With a background in strategic planning and the experience of serving as dean of a major Catholic business school—the Read more

Catholic Relief Service resumes Darfur relief program

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Catholic Relief Services has been allowed to resume its work in Darfur among the 400,000 people relying on its emergency food and supplies. “As of Thursday we received the news that we would be allowed to resume operations,” Catholic Relief Services spokeswoman Sara Fajardo said. “We are working with the local government to ensure that Read more