Caritas CR has 

been working there

since 2006.


International call for tenders

CCR Czech Republic published a call for tenders for organizing a training on Energy audit and Energy building declaration for state Mongolian auditor in a European country. The training is part of the project Supporting a greener and more energy efficient construction industry. In this document, you may find details of the call.

Closing the flood emergency aid centre

The flood emergency aid centre in Londýnská Street in Prague 2, which received material aid for the regions affected by the floods, is open until 28th June 2013. The material donation centre at Záběhlická 72, Prague 10 continues to be in operation, 24 hours a day. We thank everyone who took part in the flood relief. We distributed all the donated material among the people in the affected areas.

Memory of Václav Havel

Václav HavelOn Sunday 18 December the man to whom we owe the return of freedom in our country has passes away. "Václav Havel was primarily a man who laid the foundations of a free and active civil society, and staunchly defended it all his life," said the director of Caritas Oldrich Haičman.

Director for Caritas Georgia

Caritas Georgia has announced a tender for a new director of the organization, among other things, responsible for the management and coordination of Caritas, for the preparation and implementation of strategies for its development. The Director will manage the organization in accordance with Georgian law and international standards of Caritas (including Caritas Europa). You may find more information about the position on Careers.

To go or not to go: a Syrian asks the question

Shiar with his mum and dad in Kara Tepe transit camp on Lesbos (photo: Patrick Nicholson/Caritas).

Thousands of people are arriving every day on Lesbos. They’re part of a wave of at least 430,000 refugees and migrants to have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in makeshift boats operated by people smugglers. They register here before taking a ferry to Athens and then elsewhere in Europe. They need shelter, food, information and health assistance. Caritas Hellas (Greece) is providing mats, sleeping bags and other aid on Lesbos, Kos, Chios, in Athens and on the border with the FYR of Macedonia. Read more on

Croatia welcomes refugees with hot cup of tea

100,000 refugees have crossed Croatia in 20 days (photo: Caritas Croatia).

“Schools are good in Sweden and I want my sons to grow up in safe environment where they can get a good education.” In one of the border crossings in Tovarnik, we meet Syrian refugee Akram. He speaks perfect Croatian after studying here 30 years ago. He is going with his two youngest sons to join family in Sweden. They’re part of the over 100,000 exodus of refugees who have passed the Croatian border in the last two weeks after travelling through Turkey, Greece, FYR of Macedonia and Serbia. Read more on

Syrians reflect on refugee option

A Syrian boy in an abandoned park in Lesbos, Greece, now a refugee camp (photo: Patrick Nicholson/Caritas).

"Every time I watch the news showing refugees arriving to Europe, risking their lives and their children’s lives by throwing themselves into the sea to escape from Syria, I see in them only desperation," says Sandra Awad. Read more on

This crisis is not about migration, it´s about solidarity!

Many refugees want to cross the border into FYROM (Macedonia). Photo: ARIE KIEVIT/CORDAID.

Caritas Europa calls on EU heads of state or government to recognise that Europe is not just facing a “migration crisis” but rather a social, economic and political crisis of immense proportions that is pushing millions of people across Europe into poverty and keeping hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees into limbo. Read more on