Catholic Relief Services is proud to be one of the founding members of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of more than 160 members. Inspired by Catholic faith, Caritas works at the grassroots level in communities around the world, responding to emergencies, promoting development and advocating for a fair and just world.

When disaster strikes, we join with regional Caritas members to provide immediate aid—a partnership that saves lives and respects the unique needs of every community. CRS also supports Caritas members through training and programming that build long-term community resilience.

CRS is able to access financial resources from other Caritas members, and especially wants to thank the following:

  • Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
  • Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace
  • Caritas Australia
  • Caritas Germany
  • Caritas Internationalis
  • Caritas Switzerland
  • Secours Catholique
  • Trocaire
  • Various other Caritas organizations