Human Dignity and Solidarity

Emergency Appeals

Emergency Appeals and CRS Emergency Response

Catholic Relief Services responds to global emergencies-natural disasters, civil wars, etc. - as soon as they happen. We partner with other international aid agencies to begin disseminating vital assistance as soon as possible.

When emergencies take place, the U.S. Church holds an emergency appeal to raise funds to increase the response. CRS partners primarily with Caritas Internationalis, working from offices already established in the country in need. We make sure to receive and post regular updates from CRS programs around the world, and you can always find the most up-to-date information at CRS.

When disasters take place in the United States, Catholic Charities USA serves as the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church.

Scroll down to learn about current emergency appeals.