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Core Program Areas

Agriculture Education Emergencies Health HIV and AIDS Microfinance Peacebuilding Water and Sanitation

Cross-Cutting Areas

Capacity Strengthening Climate Change ICT4D IHD Monitoring and Evaluation Youth

Emergency Preparedness, Mitigation and Response

CRS was founded as a disaster assistance organization, when in 1943 it set out to assist war-affected populations in Europe. Through the years, CRS has spent considerable time, energy and donations on emergency programs and has been present during some of the largest emergencies of recent including the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Haiti earthquake and the Pakistan floods.

The organization responds to natural disasters and human-made emergencies. While each emergency has unique causes, each has similar effects on the quality of human life. In CRS' emergency preparedness, mitigation and response, our main goals are to save lives, protect people’s rights, support livelihoods and strengthen civil society. More.

Emergencies publications by type

E-course on Seed Systems and Disaster Management

  CRS and the World Bank have released a new free training program on seed systems and seed security in the context of disaster risk management. More.

Case Studies



Market-Based Programming