Humanitarian Aid

Bill and Melinda Gates in June 2009. Mr. Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is the world’s second richest person and a major source of philanthropic funding. (Kjetil Ree/Creative Commons)
Joseph J. Dunn February 13, 2020
Wealthy philanthropists are not enemies of democracy, writes Joseph J. Dunn. They can identify and respond to problems long before government can act.
Security forces and others walk past the wreckage of vehicles after a vehicle bomb attack on a security checkpoint located near the presidential palace, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Kevin Clarke January 27, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security chose not to redesignate Somalia as a T.P.S.-eligible state, a move sought by advocates. Jill Marie Bussey, advocacy director for Clinic, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, called that decision “senseless and cruel.”
Rural Fire Service crews engage in property protection during wildfires along the Old Hume Highway near the town of Tahmoor, Australia, outside Sydney, Dec. 19, 2019. Wildfires have been burning since August and have destroyed an area comparable to the combined region of the Netherlands and Belgium. (CNS photo/Dean Lewins, AAP via Reuters)
Ben Wilkie January 10, 2020
The nation’s Catholics have started to reflect on their long-term responsibilities in the face of this unprecedented environmental catastrophe.
Makeshift camps have formed close to the border in Mexico, where people wait their turn for a hearing on U.S. soil
The aid reached families in Berdale, a small town center of 50,000 people, including 6,000 people displaced from their homes.
The Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry is one of the many programs affiliated with the Catholic Volunteer Network. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Volunteer Network.)
Ian Peoples November 15, 2019
Where can you go? How much does it pay (or cost) to volunteer?