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Building Back Better

See all the different ways your support helps people around the world after disasters strike. »»

Indonesia Volcano Forces Evacuations

The latest eruption from Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano killed 70 people and forced thousands to flee from their homes. »»

Building Quakeproof Homes in Indonesia

When Sumatran villagers were left homeless after an earthquake, a CRS program helped them build 11,000 houses in just a few months. »»

Shelter for Indonesia's Earthquake Survivors

After a powerful quake destroyed homes in West Sumatra, CRS helped 11,000 families rebuild. »»

2009: A Year in Photos

2009 may well be remembered by CRS supporters and beneficiaries as a year of blessings in the face of a global financial crisis. »»

Aceh, Indonesia, Five Years Later

The Indian Ocean tsunami hit Aceh, Indonesia, first and hardest. Rebuilding shelters and lives, through the eyes of the people on the ground. »»

Rebuilding Hope—And Homes—After the Tsunami

Five years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, remembering the generosity of Catholics in the United States. Watch what your compassion accomplished. »»

Indonesia Tsunami Memories: 'One Human Family'

As five years of tsunami recovery draw to a close, CRS Indonesia staff share their memories. »»

'If I Help, They Might Get Through This'

When Allie Zito heard about the Indian Ocean tsunami, she knew she had to help. Watch this video to find out what inspired her to make a difference. »»

They Lived Through It: Tsunami Survivor Stories

From India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, firsthand stories from people who survived the tsunami and found hope on the other side. »»

Health for Women, Children, Community

A state-of-the-art mothers and children's hospital is providing a wide range of medical services to the people of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. »»

What We Learned

Staff who worked on the ground in the first days after the Indian Ocean tsunami share the lessons they—and CRS—learned. »»

Building Stronger Homes After Indonesia Quake

CRS helps build quake-resistant homes in Indonesia, but the first step is temporary shelters for those who must wait to rebuild. »»

From Tsunami to Earthquake: Indonesia Response

On the verge of wrapping up a five-year tsunami response, CRS calls staff back into action to help Indonesians affected by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake. »»

Storms, Quakes Rock Asia-Pacific Regions

Typhoons, earthquakes and monsoon rains killed hundreds and left millions homeless in Southeast Asia, India and islands in the Pacific Rim. »»

Seeking Survivors After Asian-Pacific Catastrophes

With millions left homeless, CRS and our partners seek more survivors and increase commitments to deliver help. »»

An 'Earthquake Song' for Indonesian Children

In disaster-prone Java, children learn a song about protecting themselves during earthquakes. »»

Indonesian Quake Victims Receive Immediate Help

A CRS team has already begun distributing clothing, blankets and other supplies even as it determines the full extent of the damage. »»

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