Stories From the Field

Farmer in Ethiopia

CRS has been working in Ethiopia for years to help limit the effect of droughts. Local villagers here have received training and materials to help them support their families through this kind of disaster. Photo by David Snyder for CRS

Water and Spirit Sustain Ethiopians in Drought

The Vicariate Apostolic of Meki teams with CRS to drill wells, draw life-sustaining water and teach Ethiopians to thrive independently in dry spells. Learn more.

Food Policy Advisor Visits Somali Refugees Fleeing Drought, War

CRS food policy advisor Bruce White shares his reflections on a visit to Dadaab Refugee Camp in Northeast Kenya. Learn more.

Ethiopian Drought Can't Touch Irrigated Oasis

CRS and the Hararghe Catholic Secretariat shield 80 farmers from withering drought by building a water retention system. Learn more.

East Africa Drought Solution Runs Deep

For years, CRS well-drilling operations have helped Ethiopians tap abundant underground water supplies. Learn more.

Ethiopia: Existing CRS Well Aids in Drought Survival

A CRS water project is helping 50,000 residents survive the choking drought plaguing East Africa. Learn more.

Kenya Sand Dams Trap Water During Drought

Of CRS' many water projects in East Africa, the sand dam may be the most ingenious and simple. Learn more.

Drought: Fighting Hunger with Sustainable Water Sources

Russ Tomlinson, senior technical advisor for water, sanitation and hygiene, discusses CRS' ongoing efforts to minimize the effects of cyclical droughts in Ethiopia. Learn more.

CRS World Report: East Africa Drought

A severe drought has come to East Africa, sending families walking for days in search of food and water. Learn more.

Bishops Plea for Help for Somali, East Africa Drought, Famine

Archbishop Dolan and Bishop Kicanas have asked their brother bishops and Catholics throughout the United States to support relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. Learn more.

Somali Refugee Aid Includes Help for Host Communities

As we help refugees forced to flee their home by the drought and ongoing threats of violence, we must not forget the effect refugees will have on the host communities surrounding the Dadaab camps. Learn more.