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03 Jul 2017 description


The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

16 Oct 2012 description

Commits $150 million to Fight Hunger; Unveils New CRS Rice Bowl Name and Program

Baltimore, MD, October 16, 2012 – Carolyn Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) today unveiled CRS Rice Bowl, a major revamp of the agency's signature Lenten anti-hunger program.

“For the past 37 years during the season of Lent, Catholics in the United States participate in a popular program called Operation Rice Bowl. Today, I am announcing that we are renaming it CRS Rice Bowl”, said Woo.