2009: A Year in Photos
The milestones reached in 2009 have propelled Catholic Relief Services into a new decade of innovation in service to the poor around the world. From helping millions of people affected by HIV to responding to disasters, devising new technology to help farmers and closing our five-year tsunami recovery program in Indonesia, we made remarkable strides this past year in our Catholic mission to alleviate suffering and uphold the dignity of all human life.
Generous donors, including countless Catholics in the United States, make our work possible. They are the backbone of CRS and the hand of hope to millions of people in need oceans away but close to our hearts. Here's a look back at some of the memorable events of 2009 that speak to the continued dedication of CRS and the resilience of the people we serve around the world.