CRS shapes its operational and programmatic models by the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity. We understand that communities and organizations are the artisans of their own development. And we work with more than 1,900 of them.
In this relation of partnership, we exchange the best of our experience and knowledge. We realize that the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly and is likely to affect most countries where CRS and its partners work. Because relationships continue and deepen even in this time of emergency, we want to offer our support in navigating the many new challenges we are all facing. None of us has all the answers, but together we can and will find solutions.
CRS offers a list of good practices, considerations, and resources that we and our partners around the world have learned through many years of responding to infectious disease outbreaks (such as Ebola and cholera), natural disasters, civil conflict and other crises that have significantly impacted operations. While the COVID-19 emergency is an unprecedented global emergency, our shared experience offers a foundation of knowledge and support for our staff, our organizations and the people we serve.