Catholic Relief Services

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Support the people of Ukraine

Your help is needed in Ukraine where there is great risk of suffering for those remaining within the country and for those fleeing to neighboring countries for safety.  CRS and its Caritas partners are ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support, and more. Read about the work being done and how you can help.

World Refugee Day - June 20

More than 80 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes because of persecution, conflict, poverty and violence. There are more refugees and internally displaced people now than at any other time in history. This is truly a global humanitarian crisis. A refugee is a person who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, conflict or violence.

On World Refugee Day—celebrated each year on June 20—we lift up the lives of millions of refugees and pledge our support for all who have been displaced around the world. CRS offers a self-guided, online prayer retreat to encounter our migrant and refugee sisters and brothers.

CRS Ethical Trade

CRS Ethical Trade inspires Catholics to act on their faith and values by building on the principles of fair trade and moving beyond its boundaries to include other models of ethical trade.

The CRS Ethical Trade program mobilizes the Catholic community to live their faith through practicing ethical purchasing grounded in Catholic social teaching with a global focus, working with more than 20 companies to promote fair and ethically traded products such as: coffee and tea, home décor, chocolate and candy, religious items, jewelry, and products for special occasions for use by Catholic individuals and institutions.

The organization offers an online directory of fair and ethically traded products from companies that meet their high standards and opportunities for parishes, schools and universities to host fair trade sales.

Learn more about the transition and new opportunities to reflect and advocate on issues affecting the most vulnerable, including human trafficking, climate change and livelihoods for refugees, by clicking here.

Emergency Relief Donations

Make your emergency relief donations through Catholic Relief Services.

Downloadable Prayer Book

Join together in prayer with this downloadable prayer book. It includes some of the basic prayers of the Catholic Church, such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Nicene Creed, accompanied by images of our brothers and sisters around the worl