The CRED has been active in the fields of international disaster and conflict health studies, with activities linking relief, rehabilitation, and development. It promotes research, training, and technical expertise on humanitarian emergencies, particularly in public health and epidemiology.
Its research scope includes both natural disasters and crises caused by civil strife, conflict, or others. CRED’s broader range includes environmental issues as well. It seeks to improve needs-based preparedness and responses to humanitarian emergencies.