Since 2015, over 4 million Venezuelans have left their country due to the humanitarian crisis there. Edmundo Rice Latinoamérica has been working with these displaced people to ensure their basic needs are met by providing a feeding programme, health care support, short-term housing and advice on obtaining residency.
The Centro Hermano Manolo is a drop-in centre that provides basic services for at-risk youth in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Edmund Rice people carry out a mission that follows in the steps of Blessed Edmund Rice more than two hundred years ago.
On Friday June 21st, over 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the Ruben Centre Birthing Unit. The unit began operating on May 21, 2018 and since then has welcomed 779 healthy babies.