Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the U.S. Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged outside of the U.S. CRS works to build global solidarity in the U.S. and alleviate human suffering around the world. CRS is active in over 100 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. CRS responds to emergencies like famine and war and assists with community-driven, economic development projects abroad. The Archdiocese of Chicago recently embarked on a Global Solidarity Partnership with the Diocese of Mongu, Zambia. The Partnership program provides an opportunity for a relationship between dioceses that are mutually transforming and that promote justice and peace.