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The Catholic Church has a long and rich history of promoting and protecting the dignity and basic rights of refugees and migrants throughout the world. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was originally established to respond to the needs of uprooted peoples. Today we continue this tradition by responding to the needs of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), economic migrants and victims of human trafficking. Poverty, injustice and armed conflict continue to forcibly displace millions of people across the globe.

CRS Policy Position

CRS supports both the right of people to remain in their country in safety and with conditions worthy of human dignity as well as the protection and promotion of the rights of those who have little alternative but to migrate or flee their homes. CRS also supports efforts to address the root causes of displacement, as well as to respond to the needs of uprooted people.

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