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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


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More young people are growing up in developing countries than ever before. Communities that already struggle with extreme poverty, instability, conflict and natural disasters now face the immense challenge of providing security and essential services for this new generation.

Catholic Relief Services embraces a holistic approach to helping highly vulnerable children and youth. Our programs improve the well-being of young people by promoting better health, sanitation, education and livelihoods. CRS works with partners to reduce youth exploitation, improve food security, provide care and treatment for people living with HIV and AIDS, develop microbusinesses, increase civic participation and strengthen young peoples' abilities to build a more just and peaceful world.

Agriculture and Youth


Capacity Building and Youth

Education and Youth


Health and Youth

HIV/AIDS and Youth


ICT4D and Youth

Integral Human Development and Youth


Microfinance and Youth

Monitoring/Evaluation and Youth


Peacebuilding and Youth

Water/Sanitation and Youth