Humanitarian Aid

Anisa Gourate and her son, Muhammad, pose in 2015 on their farm near Jijiga, Ethiopia. With support from the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace the Gourate family has a livelihood that will support their healthy young family. (CNS photo/Michael Swan, Catholic Register) 
The former president of Canadian Caritas believes that the scrutiny of Canada's Catholic bishops of the organization's structures are hurting its members and reputation.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, Bahamian officials fear that great numbers of people could have been swept away into the sea to their deaths, leaving the official count unknowable.
People wait in Marsh Harbour Port to be evacuated to Nassau, in Abaco, Bahamas, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The evacuation is slow and there is frustration for some who said they had nowhere to go after the Hurricane Dorian splintered whole neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi)
Kevin Clarke September 06, 2019
“Infrastructure has been severely damaged, as have institutions and businesses,” Archbishop Pinder said. Though the official death count was 30 on Sept. 6, “we are assured the death toll is bound to increase.”
Desmond FitzGerald September 05, 2019
There are so many needs that we can easily feel overwhelmed. Where do we begin? How do we begin? How do we sort out our priorities?
Gerard O’Connell September 05, 2019
During his sojourn in Madagascar on Sept. 8, Pope Francis will drive six miles from the center of Antananarivo, the capital city of this country of 27 million people, to visit the cooperative association Akamasoa.
George Bolter, left, and his parents walk through the remains of his home destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in the Pine Bay neighborhood of Freeport, Bahamas, on Sept. 4. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
"We are extremely mindful of the dire need faced by the community in the Bahamas so devastated by this catastrophic storm."