Catholic Relief Services Archives - Crux



  • After deadly mudslides, Sierra Leone now faces fear of disease

    After devastating mudslides in mid-August left at least 500 people dead and at least 600 missing, the impoverished African nation of Sierra Leone now faces the fear of another outbreak of disease while still struggling to recover from the Ebola virus that hit three years ago. A Catholic Relief Services official says the people are “incredibly resilient,” but they need help.

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  • Memo to Catholics everywhere: Amatrice still needs our help

    Memo to Catholics everywhere: Amatrice still needs our help

    When a devastating 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy last year, 299 people died and the small town of Amatrice was all but wiped from the map. The birthplace of the legendary pasta all’amatriciana, the town has given the Catholic Church a great deal over the centuries, and Catholics rallied to its aid. Today, however, one year later, the need is still very real.

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  • For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

    For 20 million people, conflict added to drought means no food to eat

    Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are all on the brink of famine, and the United Nations has called this the largest humanitarian crisis in the 70 years of its existence. The civil wars and terrorist groups like Boko Haram as well as the lack of infrastructure and isolation from the rest of the world have all exacerbated drought and food shortages to create a catastrophic situation for millions of people.

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