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Catholic Relief Services complements its humanitarian and development work and experience with policy analysis and advocacy to address the root causes of poverty, conflict and marginalization. CRS examines the issues that are dramatically impacting the safety and well-being of poor and vulnerable people worldwide. Our work is based on the principles of Catholic social teaching, primary among them the protection of the dignity of the human person.

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Focus Issues

Forced Displacement and Migration

Conflict and Fragility

Emergency Assistance and Humanitarian Response

Local Leadership and Localization


Focus Sectors and Countries

Policy Focus Countries

Additional Issues

Learn more with CRS Research & Publications, CRS Media Center, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholics Confront Global Poverty (CCGP).