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11 Apr 2003 description

April 11, 2003, Washington, DC - Working with Catholic Relief Services and a coalition of humanitarian organizations, Congress passed legislation today eliminating illegally trafficked rough diamonds - a key funding source for some of the world's most brutal regimes and rebel groups.

28 Jan 2003 description

January 28, 2003, Baltimore - Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) Executive Director, Ken Hackett, today announced the appointment of Annemarie Reilly to the position of Regional Director for Southern Africa. Ms. Reilly, who will assume her new post in Harare, Zimbabwe, on February 15, 2003, will oversee the agency's programs in Angola, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

22 Aug 2002 description

For the last several months, Catholic Relief Services has been working with Caritas Goma to provide temporary shelters to families left homeless after Mount Nyiragongo erupted earlier this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The project is now in its second phase and nearly 3,000 families have constructed temporary homes and have begun rebuilding their lives. Some families are even using their homes as a base for small businesses.

22 Jul 2002 description

The long-term goal of rebuilding destroyed homes and communities in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo continues. Housing is still a concern for residents of the city, which was split in half by a river of lava when Mount Nyiragongo erupted unexpectedly earlier this year. The eruption made international news as it forced families across the border into Rwanda and shut down schools and businesses. Volcanologists still report seismic activity around Mount Nyiragongo, but fortunately there is no immediate threat of another eruption.

06 Jun 2002 description

Over three months after Mount Nyiragongo erupted, people continue to return home to Goma. Many have been living in Rwanda for the last few months and have nowhere to go. Their homes were destroyed during the eruption and some are using tree branches and leaves to erect temporary shelters. Many people in Goma were also thrown out of work after the eruption and schools were unable to resume classes until February, nearly a month after the volcano erupted.

22 May 2002 description

Since the death of a key leader of the rebel movement this spring, Angola has entered into a new era. One of the longest civil wars in Africa may finally be coming to an end. Although the movement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) towards major towns and cities increased soon after the rebel leader's death, it is hoped that this will end soon and people will return to their villages and begin to rebuild their communities. However, the increasing numbers of IDPs has created a humanitarian crisis with vulnerable families in need of aid.

22 Jan 2002 description

"The situation in Goma is very unstable. Over 260,000 people have returned to the city, much of which has been destroyed by the lava. The returnees have little or no access to food or clean water. CRS and local church partners have set up five distribution centers in Goma. The priority now is to feed people where they are," said Gloriosa Uwimpuhwe, Catholic Relief Services/Rwanda's Peace and Justice Project Manager/Gisenyi Emergency Response Team Leader.

26 Oct 2001 description

A steadfast commitment to Angola

13 Sep 2001 description

"Catholic Relief Services stands committed to the people of the Congo, providing assistance to more than 1 million beneficiaries," expressed Regional Director Kevin Hartigan

20 Jun 2001 description

Baltimore, June 20, 2001 - Today marks the official launch of Catholic Relief Services' Africa Rising! Hope and Healing, a two-year campaign to highlight Africa through public awareness and advocacy initiatives in the United States. The campaign seeks to bring attention to the critical issues Africa is currently facing and calls for solidarity and action through the mobilization of people in the U.S.

02 May 2001 description

Angola continues to be fraught with violence and is in a state of "chronic emergency" according to Catholic Relief Services/Angola representatives. Village attacks have forced thousands of Angolans to flee their homes and both Balombo and Ganda have received an influx of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Benguela Province. One of Catholic Relief Services' goals during this unsettling time is to provide food security for the displaced people so in January, the Agency and local partners enacted an emergency food and seeds distribution in Ganda.

12 Oct 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues its dedicated work in Angola, a country plagued by more than 25 years of conflict and fighting between government and rebel forces. After the Lusaka Protocol was signed in 1994, peace was seemingly near. The situation soon deteriorated and the war resumed in December 1998.

01 Sep 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues its dedicated work in Angola, a country plagued by more than 25 years of conflict and fighting between government and rebel forces. After the Lusaka Protocol was signed in 1994, peace was seemingly near. The situation soon deteriorated and the war resumed in December 1998.

01 Jul 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues its dedicated work in Angola, a country plagued by more than 25 years of conflict and fighting between government and rebel forces. After the Lusaka Protocol was signed in 1994, peace was seemingly near. The situation soon deteriorated, however, and the war resumed again in December 1998.

01 May 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues its dedicated work in Angola, a country plagued by a long period of tension between government and rebel forces. This situation finally gave way to war between the factions in December of 1998.

04 Apr 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues its dedicated work in Angola, a country plagued by a long period of tension between government and rebel forces. This situation finally gave way to war between the factions in December of 1998.

07 Mar 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues its dedicated work in Angola, a country plagued by a long period of tension between government and rebel forces. This situation finally gave way to war between the factions in December of 1998.

08 Feb 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues its dedicated work in Angola, a country plagued by a long period of escalating tension between government and rebel forces that finally gave way to war in December of 1998.

06 Jan 2000 description

Catholic Relief Services continues its dedicated work in Angola, a country plagued by a long period of escalating tension between government and rebel forces that finally gave way to war in December of 1998.