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.
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.
Market-Based ApproachCRS does more than just give food and water to those affected by disaster. Learn about our work in Market-Based Approach ›
Shelter and SettlementsOur approach to shelter has positioned us as a leader in the recovery process. Learn about our work in Shelter and Settlements ›
Food Security and LivelihoodsCRS organizes cash-for-work initiatives that put people back to work. Learn about our work in Food Security and Livelihoods ›
Disaster Risk Reduction and ResilienceWe help residents become better prepared for disasters in the future. Learn about our work in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience ›
Technology in Emergency ResponseTechnology is key to our emergency assistance and humanitarian response. Learn about our work in Technology in Emergency Response ›
Research & Publications
Guide to Facilitating Community-Led Disaster Risk Management
This guide builds on previous guides produced by CRS and CAFOD, incorporating new sections on strengthening community leadership and participation mechanisms, and integrating climate change adaptation. More
E-vouchers in Conflict Situations
Approaches and lessons learned from northeast Nigeria
Check out this case study about our use of electronic vouchers (or e-vouchers) for the delivery of emergency relief in northeast Nigeria. More
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