Hilary DuBose of Catholic Relief Services Discusses Humanitarian Efforts

Manhattan College continues to strengthen its partnership with Catholic Relief Services.

Hilary DuBoseHilary DuBose, the Catholic Relief Services Country Representative from Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza, visited Manhattan College on April 27 and 28, highlighting the humanitarian and developmental work Catholic Relief Services does around the world.

On Thursday, April 27, DuBose discussed the work that Catholic Relief Services does in the Palestinian Territory and how students can pursue a career in international development and humanitarian efforts.

DuBose has lived and worked in the Palestinian Territories for the past three years, where she leads programs tied to humanitarian assistance, livelihoods, shelter, natural resource management, and peacebuilding.

DuBose joined CRS in 2011 in Haiti a year after a devastating earthquake crippled the country’s infrastructure. As program manager and deputy head of programs for CRS in Haiti, she helped thousands of people leave their makeshift shelters in displacement camps and find safe housing. DuBose began her career in humanitarianism in 2007 with Catholic Charities as a refugee youth advocate.

Manhattan College is a CRS global campus, partnering with CRS to advance the global social mission of the Catholic Church at the institutional, faculty and student levels. Through this collaboration, the College maintains a shared commitment to the CRS mission to assist the poor and respond to major emergencies, fight disease and nurture peaceful and just societies around the world.

By Pete McHugh