Humanitarian Aid

A migrant aid group has accused Libya's coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including a woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting 160 Europe-bound migrants near the shores of the North African nation.
Mass for Iraqi Christian refugees at Our Lady of Peace Center on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital, Amman, in January 2016. (CNS photo/Dale Gavlak) 
Matthew Petti July 06, 2018
Few of the refugees are interested in returning to Iraq. “Return to what?” asks one Chaldean-Assyrian refugee. He says that “Iraq is a Frankenstein, not a state” because of the persistent ethnic and sectarian divisions.
Bryan Rivera sifts through the remains of his house, after his family went missing during the Volcan de Fuego or "Volcano of Fire" eruption, in San Miguel Los Lotes, Guatemala, on June 7. (AP Photo/Moisés Castillo)
Jackie McVicar June 27, 2018
The Fuego volcano eruption destroyed properties recently sold to indigenous Guatemalans for subsistence farming.
Local elected and religious leaders link arms in prayer, led by Father Eric Cruz, regional director of Catholic Charities Bronx, on the steps of the Bronx County Building in New York on June 22. (Photo: Allyson Escobar)
Allyson Escobar June 26, 2018
Together they prayed for God to change anti-human rights policies, and the hearts of those who enforce them.
For almost 40 days, and some nights, a group of religiously affiliated people have prayed, marched, rallied, faced arrest or been arrested -- all of it to call attention to what they believe is one of the fiercest battles waged by the powerful against the poor.
Immigrants turn themselves in to Border Patrol agents on April 2 after illegally crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S., and wait to be transported to processing center near McAllen, Tex. (CNS photo/Loren Elliott, Reuters) 
Kevin Clarke June 13, 2018
U.S. bishops may be prepared for a stronger pushback against Trump administration policies that are being criticized as cruel and outside the U.S. tradition on the welcoming of immigrants and the treatment of people seeking protection from harm.