Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. We provide assistance to people in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS is efficient and effective. Ninety-five percent of the agency's expenditures go directly to programs that benefit the poor overseas.CRS programs touch nearly 100 million lives each year. The agency's relief and development work is accomplished through emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding programs.