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Asia

In Southeast Asia, CRS and its partners focus on promoting good governance, alleviating poverty, and building peace. CRS is building the capacity of local residents to become active participants in the decision-making processes that affect them, and to identify and solve their own problems. Some examples of CRS's work in the region:

Where We Serve in Asia

Select from the list below to learn more about CRS' work in each of these countries:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Cambodia
  4. China
  5. East Timor
  6. India
  7. Indonesia
  8. Laos
  9. Myanmar
  10. Nepal
  11. North Korea
  12. Pakistan
  13. Philippines
  14. Sri Lanka
  15. Tajikistan
  16. Thailand
  17. The Pacific Sub-Region
  18. Vietnam
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Stories From Asia

Putting Children First in Vietnam

Thanks to a unique CRS program, a thousand children with disabilities are less hungry, in less pain and can learn more.Read More »»

Getting Vietnam's Kids Off the Street

In big cities, Vietnamese street children face hunger, poverty, trafficking and drugs. A CRS partner is helping rescue their childhoods.Read More »»

Making the World Safe for Chocolate

In the southern Philippines, CRS is helping small farmers beat bugs, revive the cacao industry and overcome poverty.Read More »»

Timor Gangs Give Peace A Chance

A CRS peacebuilding program is helping East Timor gang members see that their real enemy is a culture of violence.Read More »»

Saving Lives in Vietnam

In parts of Vietnam where unexploded bombs still threaten residents, CRS helps people avoid injury and death from the still dangerous weapons.Read More »»

In Vietnam, Bombs From the Past Are A Present Danger

Unexploded bombs from the 1970s threaten Vietnam's children and farmers today. CRS teaches them how to avoid tragedy.Read More »»

HIV Education in East Timor

In remote Timorese villages, people know little about how HIV is spread. A CRS awareness program is helping those at risk.Read More »»

After Years of Violence, Peace for East Timor's People

Old resentments have prompted fighting in East Timor. CRS programs help opposing groups build bridges—literally and figuratively.Read More »»

Healthier Moms, Healthier Babies

In East Timor, where maternal and infant mortality rates are high, CRS teaches married couples how to space births through Natural Family Planning.Read More »»

Putting Children First in Vietnam

Thanks to a unique CRS program, a thousand children with disabilities are less hungry, in less pain and can learn more.Read More »»

Getting Vietnam's Kids Off the Street

In big cities, Vietnamese street children face hunger, poverty, trafficking and drugs. A CRS partner is helping rescue their childhoods.Read More »»

Making the World Safe for Chocolate

In the southern Philippines, CRS is helping small farmers beat bugs, revive the cacao industry and overcome poverty.Read More »»

Timor Gangs Give Peace A Chance

A CRS peacebuilding program is helping East Timor gang members see that their real enemy is a culture of violence.Read More »»

Saving Lives in Vietnam

In parts of Vietnam where unexploded bombs still threaten residents, CRS helps people avoid injury and death from the still dangerous weapons.Read More »»

In Vietnam, Bombs From the Past Are A Present Danger

Unexploded bombs from the 1970s threaten Vietnam's children and farmers today. CRS teaches them how to avoid tragedy.Read More »»

HIV Education in East Timor

In remote Timorese villages, people know little about how HIV is spread. A CRS awareness program is helping those at risk.Read More »»

After Years of Violence, Peace for East Timor's People

Old resentments have prompted fighting in East Timor. CRS programs help opposing groups build bridges—literally and figuratively.Read More »»

Healthier Moms, Healthier Babies

In East Timor, where maternal and infant mortality rates are high, CRS teaches married couples how to space births through Natural Family Planning.Read More »»