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When every moment mattered, the survivors of Haiti's 7.0-magnitude earthquake did not have to wait for help. Catholic Relief Services was there within hours. Our work didn't start the day of or the day after the earthquake. We've been a trusted partner of the Haitian people since 1954.
On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake brought destruction to Haiti. The challenges to rebuilding the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere have been great. But the reconstruction has been a catalyst for change.
Reconstruction has brought better schools and more prepared teachers...More
CRS and our Caritas partners are providing critical services—including trauma counseling and education for children—in Jordan and Lebanon, where millions of Syrians and Iraqis have fled their homes because of violence and civil war. Many parents fear that their children may be part of a "lost...More
Over and over Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan and Lebanon express the same concern. Even more than their desire for a roof over their heads or a permanent home, they profoundly wish that their children—many of whom have been severely traumatized—can return to school....More