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Europe

In eastern Europe, Catholic Relief Services supports programs that protect human dignity, create jobs, help displaced people return to their communities and promote tolerance by encouraging people to manage their differences peacefully. CRS works in four key areas: sustainable livelihoods, counter-trafficking, rebuilding communities after conflict and peacebuilding.

Where We Serve in Europe

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Stories From Europe

Trafficking in Moldova: 'Shocking Situation'


Moldova serves as a hub for human traffickign. Staff reports: "This tiny little country is being devastated by this phenomenon."Read More »»

Protecting Young Women From Human Traffickers


In war-torn parts of Eastern Europe, CRS gives young women information and career alternatives to help them from falling prey to human traffickers.Read More »»

Safe Jobs for Moldova's Vulnerable Young Women


Moldovan women who can't find work often sink into poverty—and sometimes slavery. CRS' Jobs Plus program helps them help themselves.Read More »»

Food Aid Warms Flood Victims' Winter


After floods wiped out crops in several Eastern European villages, CRS food helped villagers make it through the winter.Read More »»

Perseverance Means New Home for Bosnian Family


Displaced by Bosnia's war, a woman and her children start over with help from CRS.Read More »»

Former Bosnian Refugee Stitches A Brighter Future


Near Sarajevo and elsewhere in Bosnia, women impoverished by war learn marketable skills like sewing.Read More »»

Continuing Food Crisis Plagues World's Poorest


Though food and fuel prices have fallen, the global food crisis is not yet over. We are now in an environment of price volatility and uncertainty.Read More »»

Bosnia Cheese Shop Thwarts Human Trafficking


A CRS beneficiary uses her cheese shop's success to help vulnerable women.Read More »»

In Bosnia, Home Is Where the Heart Is


Years after their homes were destroyed, survivors of Bosnia's war are getting a fresh start.Read More »»

Trafficking in Moldova: 'Shocking Situation'

Moldova serves as a hub for human traffickign. Staff reports: "This tiny little country is being devastated by this phenomenon."Read More »»

Protecting Young Women From Human Traffickers

In war-torn parts of Eastern Europe, CRS gives young women information and career alternatives to help them from falling prey to human traffickers.Read More »»

Safe Jobs for Moldova's Vulnerable Young Women

Moldovan women who can't find work often sink into poverty—and sometimes slavery. CRS' Jobs Plus program helps them help themselves.Read More »»

Food Aid Warms Flood Victims' Winter

After floods wiped out crops in several Eastern European villages, CRS food helped villagers make it through the winter.Read More »»

Perseverance Means New Home for Bosnian Family

Displaced by Bosnia's war, a woman and her children start over with help from CRS.Read More »»

Former Bosnian Refugee Stitches A Brighter Future

Near Sarajevo and elsewhere in Bosnia, women impoverished by war learn marketable skills like sewing.Read More »»

Continuing Food Crisis Plagues World's Poorest

Though food and fuel prices have fallen, the global food crisis is not yet over. We are now in an environment of price volatility and uncertainty.Read More »»

Bosnia Cheese Shop Thwarts Human Trafficking

A CRS beneficiary uses her cheese shop's success to help vulnerable women.Read More »»

In Bosnia, Home Is Where the Heart Is

Years after their homes were destroyed, survivors of Bosnia's war are getting a fresh start.Read More »»