Emergency Response & Recovery

15.7 million

people reached through our emergency work in 2016


emergency response projects in 2016


countries received CRS emergency and recovery programming

About Emergency Response and Recovery

Catholic Relief Services' vision is to promote social justice, solidarity and compassion through timely emergency and recovery actions that address the needs of the most vulnerable.


Global Emergency Update Mexico Earthquakes and Caribbean Hurricanes

We take a comprehensive approach to international disaster relief. As experienced first responders, we provide lifesaving help to get survivors back on their feet. Then we help people obtain the tools and skills they need to manage their own recovery. Our projects build on local systems to ensure long-term success.

CRS implements a wide array of disaster responses, which we tailor to the needs of each community. We are especially known for our work in market-based responses and shelter.



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