These are the CRS best photos of 2018 that have had the most lasting and transcendent impact, capturing the glory of human dignity even as we move among the poorest and most vulnerable.
A CRS project helps urban businesses reduce losses caused by climate change and natural disasters.
Le Thi Phuoc can recall the sheer terror of losing her roof when a fierce storm lashed her small village in central Vietnam.
A CRS training project equips growers to adapt to violent weather and climate change.
Catholic Relief Services works with women farmers around the world. Even against everything—climate change, scarce resources and difficult financial circumstances—these women prove just how powerful they are.
Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) help thousands of women and their families in Ethiopia improve their economic situation by starting small businesses, buying livestock or even sending their children to school.
When a drought hits a community, it impacts everyone. But often, not everyone feels represented or included in the response to the challenge. This can be for many reasons, including a person’s gender or a disability.
In communities plagued by drought, every drop of water matters. This is especially true in parts of Ethiopia, which is in the midst of its worst drought in 50 years.
In both Chad and Bangladesh, people are being pushed by climate change and other factors to migrate in search of opportunity. In Peru, people are also on the move, this time answering the call of the South American gold rush. They are being pulled into climate change. Choose a story to explore.
Years of illegal gold mining have taken their toll on parts of the Peruvian rainforest. People have left their homes and families, pulled to this part of the world by the promise of a golden opportunity. But that opportunity may be vastly different from what they imagined.