- Dec 7, 2019
“Being on the CRS trip and seeing the work they do really opened my eyes,” a person traveling to Asia with the organization said. “It’s not as if I didn’t understand there were problems that existed in these parts of the world. I certainly was aware of that. You just have a different sense of it when you go and encounter them face-to-face.”
Despite its flaws, the Catholic Church is a remarkable intelligence network, one with personnel always front and center in countries marred by man-made or natural crises.
Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation.
Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to help determine the greatest needs of survivors of Indonesia’s Dec. 22 tsunami, said Yenni Suryani, country manager for the U.S. agency.
On average, the Philippines is hit by 8-9 tropical typhoons per year. These storms can cause significant damage – but they rarely reach the magnitude of 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan.
Access to toilets is not something that captures the imagination of celebrity activists, but it is one of the most important health issues facing the developing world.