Catholic Relief Services

Help End Global Hunger

The global food crisis is escalating. Food banks across the United States have seen a massive increase in demand, but the U.S. is not the only country that has felt the pain of hunger. Places like South Sudan, Guatemala, and the Philippines saw an increase in need because of COVID-19 effects, and now, the war in Ukraine is increasing food prices around the world and diminishing the supply of food staples like wheat, maize, and sunflower oil.

Today, upwards of 700 million people - more than double the entire population of the U.S. - are undernourished, the majority of them children. Complicated factors like poverty, conflict, and climate change all contribute to the increasing number of people who don't have enough food. [Help now]

Emergency relief for the people of Pakistan

CRS is providing emergency relief in response to floods that have displaced more than 2 million people and covered one third of Pakistan. More than 1,000 people are reported to have died in the natural disaster, and the homes of hundreds of thousands of families have been flooded or destroyed. With bridges, shops and city infrastructure damaged, communities face challenges in accessing help and having the means to rebuild and recover.

Please join in helping the people of Pakistan by making an emergency relief donation to CRS.

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.

COVID-19 Relief

The COVID-19 outbreak is a global emergency—especially for vulnerable families.

While in the United States, COVID-19 cases are declining, communities around the world are still suffering from lack of resources and access to quality health care.

Together with its partners and your support, Catholic Relief Services is promoting safe prevention practices and is supporting health workers and health facilities with vital sanitation, training, and personal protection equipment.

South Africa remains the African country with the highest recorded number of COVID-19 related infections and deaths. CRS has been rapidly expanding its efforts as each variant surges.

Please consider making a donation to help Catholic Relief Services as it responds to this global emergency.

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