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20 Dec 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) emergency response experts know the importance of a decent night’s sleep as survivors try to cope after a disaster. Sleeping kits and blankets were part of CRS’ first distribution after Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines. By Jennifer Hardy, CRS Communications Officer.
Tags: CRS, Mindanao, Typhoon Bopha, disaster, Emergency relief | No comments
28 Aug 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Currently 6.4 million people in Niger are classified as stressed or in crisis food security mode due to poor harvests, drought, rising food prices and ongoing conflict in neighbouring Mali, which has seen many refugees fleeing to Niger. Caritas Australia funds currently support people in the Tilabery and Oullam regions which are particularly vulnerable to recurrent drought. Bill Rastetter, from Catholic Relief Services (Caritas USA), recently visited one of the villages in Niger.
Tags: CRS, Niger, Sahel, food crisis, West Africa | No comments
13 Oct 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Ken Hackett, President of CRS (Caritas USA), spoke about the current drought crisis affecting millions across the Horn of Africa at a press conference held in Rome on 7 October, 2011.
Tags: famine, CRS, humanitarian aid, Kenya, Relief | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe