Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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History

Founded Jan 1943, as War Relief Services (IVRS) National Welfare Conference; name changed in 1955 to Catholic Relief Services - National Catholic Welfare Conference. Title Catholic Relief Services - United States Catholic Conference (CRS-USCC) adopted 23 Mar 1967, Washington DC (USA). Also known as CATHWEL. Founded by Catholic bishops of the United States to assist the poor and disadvantaged outside USA.

Aims

Promote services and assistance to meet relief, welfare and educational needs created by underdevelopment or arising out of civil strife or natural causes, their incidence and consequences as well as a social and economic development in developing areas, without regard to race, creed, colour or political affiliation.

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Activities

Humanitarian/emergency aid.

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Financing

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Consultative Status

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 70 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 90 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

F0493

Last News Received

2016
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