Emergencies

Gaza: Thanks for Answered Prayers for End to Violence

Thank you for praying for an end to the violence between Israel and Gaza. The November 22 ceasefire announcement is a huge relief for the civilian populations on both sides — the primary victims of the conflict. CRS Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza country representative Matthew McGarry visited Gaza this weekend with good news about […]

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Congo Crisis: CRS to Respond with Food and Emergency Items

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the people of Goma, Democratic Repbulic of Congo. We pray for an end to the violence and for a clear path to peace even as we strive to serve those in greatest need during the current crisis. Committing a minimum of $250,000 in private funding, CRS is preparing to […]

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Prayers for the People of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Goma, Democratic Repbulic of Congo. We pray for an end to the violence and for a clear path to peace. Catholic Relief Services is deeply concerned about the ongoing violence and unfolding humanitarian situation in and around the city of Goma in eastern DRC, where CRS […]

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Praying for an End to the Violence between Gaza and Israel

We ask you to please join us in praying for the safety of our staff, partners and brothers and sisters in the Middle East as the violence escalates between Gaza and Israel. Catholic Relief Services has staff on the ground and can assure you we are monitoring the situation closely and will respond with a […]

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Ground Still Shaking in Guatemala

The ground is still shaking in Guatemala. At least 110 aftershocks have been felt since Wednesday, when a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of the Central American country. It was the worst to strike Guatemala since 1976, when a 7.5-magnitude quake killed about 25,000 people. We invite you to go here to help […]

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Prayers for Survivors of Deadly Flooding in Nigeria

Our thoughts and prayers are with hundreds of our brothers and sisters in Nigeria who have lost loved ones and the millions left homeless by flooding across the country. We invite you to go here to help with emergencies like this. As always, thanks for your support. It encourages us and the people we serve […]

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Prayers for Guatemala Earthquake Survivors

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Guatemala following an earthquake that has claimed the lives of at least two people. We invite you to join us in prayer for our sisters and brothers affected by the quake. The strong earthquake struck off the south coast of Guatemala this morning, causing damage in […]

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CRS Continues to Respond to Hurricane Sandy in Cuba, Jamaica and Haiti

Catholic Relief Services and our partners in the Caribbean continue to help people deal with the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy before it set its sights on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States earlier this week. You are invited to go here to help with aid to the Caribbean. In the U.S., our sister […]

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Prayers For All in the Path of Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a ferocious storm that ravaged both the Carribean and the eastern seaboard of the United States, we invite you to join us in hopeful prayer for a rapid recovery both here and abroad. This deadly storm reminds us that we are indeed one human family, as we together suffered […]

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Hurricane Sandy

As the Eastern Seaboard of the United States recovers form Hurricane Sandy, Catholic Relief Services and our partners in the Caribbean began helping people deal with the destruction it left in its wake. CRS is responding to needs in the Caribbean with relief supplies while staff assesses damage and recommends the most effective way forward. […]

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