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18 Sep 2015 description

Baltimore, MD, Sept. 18, 2015 – As Pope Francis prepares to visit the U.S., Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has announced it will respond to the Holy Father’s call for support for migrants in Europe by helping Caritas Germany in resettling Syrian refugees and other migrants who have entered Germany in recent months. CRS’ support will help provide accommodations, job assistance, early integration activities and volunteer training.

10 Apr 2014 description

By Edward Hoyt

In Syria, once the most stable country in the Arab world, civil war rages on. An estimated 6 million Syrians have been uprooted from their homes. More than 2.5 million people have poured into Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and neighboring countries. With women and children making up at least 70 percent of the refugees, the needs of children—many of whom are traumatized—are paramount.

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17 Mar 2014 description

March 16, 2014 by Kim Pozniak

By Caroline Brennan

The toughest fighters from Syria aren’t the ones we see wielding weapons in the streets, but rather those who have little brawn to speak of. Syrian children, caught in the middle of a fight they never started, struggle to maintain a semblance of sanity in the chaos that surrounds them.

13 Feb 2014 description

By Edward Hoyt

As the civil war in Syria continues, millions of refugees are seeking shelter in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, and most recently, Bulgaria and Armenia. This displacement has left children uprooted from their education, families unprepared for the winter and so much more. In each of these countries, Catholic Relief Services and its Catholic Church partners are providing these critical services and needs to families and children.

Here’s the latest update from Catholic Relief Services staff in the field:

24 Jun 2013 description

Introduction

The unrest in the Syrian Arab Republic has been mounting since March 2011 leading to displacement of large numbers of civilians. As of early June 2012, external displacement has increased dramatically to neighboring countries including Egypt.

12 Jun 2013 description

Introduction

The unrest in the Syrian Arab Republic has been mounting since March 2011 leading to displacement of large numbers of civilians. As of early June 2012, external displacement has increased dramatically to neighboring countries including Egypt.

30 Jun 2011 description

The air conditioners dripped onto the dusty concrete as I made my way through the short maze of hallways underneath the tall apartment building to the elevator. Arriving on the 13th floor, I stepped out and was greeted with a big smile from Mais, and a giant bear hug. “Thanks for coming,” she said. “We are so happy you’re here.” It was clear by the look in her large, expressive eyes that she meant it.

14 Jun 2009 description

By Laura Sheahen

"We came to Egypt because of the war in Sudan, to be out of danger," says Sausan Rashid Nemr, a 34-year-old Sudanese widow now living in Cairo. Her eyes fill as she remembers how she lost her mother, her husband and one of her five children during the war between northern and southern Sudan.

12 Jan 2009 description

By Laura Sheahen

"At first, when there were death threats in my neighborhood, we ignored them," says Sanaria Dakaly, an Iraqi woman from the Al-Khosh area of Mosul. Back in 2006, such threats were common enough, and didn't necessarily amount to much. But when things got worse in her war-torn country, no one could take a chance that a threat was a false alarm. "We left after the very first threat [in 2007]," she says.

Iraqi refugee Sanaria Dakaly studies hairdressing at Saint Basil's Center in Beirut, Lebanon.

09 Jul 2008 description

By Laura Sheahen

The little boy opens his textbook proudly and begins reading a poem about chipmunks storing nuts. Perhaps it wouldn't be a surprising accomplishment for a 7-year-old-that is, if the boy weren't an Iraqi refugee in Lebanon, reading the poem in a new language he'd just learned.

18 Jun 2008 description

Where CRS helps Iraqis:

Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Egypt

How CRS helps Iraqi refugees:

Food: CRS funds food coupons and boxes of staple foods for Iraqi refugees.

Shelter: Many Iraqis live in apartments in poor urban areas of the Middle East; CRS helps them with rent payments.

29 Apr 2008 description

By Elizabeth Griffin

This is how Haiti's poor describe the burning sensation associated with chronic hunger: like drinking bleach or battery acid.

The Haitian Creole phrases klorox and asid batri are being heard more often on the streets of the Western Hemisphere's poorest country lately as the skyrocketing price of food - part of a global crisis - pushes more people to the brink of starvation.

The rising cost of food staples around the world is making national and international headlines.

24 Jan 2008 description

Cairo, Egypt, January 24, 2008 - As thousands of Palestinians stream from Gaza into Egypt following cutoffs in fuel and supplies, Catholic Relief Services has joined other aid agencies responding to the territory's humanitarian crisis. Already facing an unusually cold winter for the region, many Gazans now lack food, heating, and medical supplies.

While some are buying goods on the Egyptian side of the town of Rafah, those who don't cross into Egypt-or don't have money to spend-could feel the pinch as Gaza shortages continue.