Donors and Partners
Caritas Czech Republic has been cooperating with a number of significant donors for a long time. Their support allows us to provide humanitarian aid and engage in development cooperation in target countries. We thank our partners for their support.
Caritas Czech Republic cooperates with a number of agencies belonging to the United Nations (UN). Their support covered a total of 16% of our budget for international aid in 2019. We are working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR to improve conditions among refugee communities in Zambia. We emphasize increasing the availability of education and creating economic self-sufficiency.
Part of our UNICEF cooperation is, among other things, the development of a system for virtual medical consultations for children and the inclusion of this data in the system that CCR is developing to strengthen primary medical care in Georgia.
Cooperation with UN Habitat focuses on the peaceful settlement of property disputes and the promotion of the rights of internally displaced persons in Iraq. In the same country, we also worked with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) to provide emergency shelter and food aid to vulnerable families in Iraq.
As part of the World Food Programme (WFP), we launched a school food program in Dohuk Governorate. Thanks to this initiative, we managed to ensure that children stay in schools. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has funded a project in Georgia to create a sustainable waste management system in the Pshav-Khevsureti National Park. Thanks to UNDP support, we have also launched our largest program to support Iraq's renewalup to this date.
The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation supports the involvement of civil society in Mongolia. In practice, this involves developing the capacity of non-profit organizations focused on youth, contributing to youth employment and increasing interest in volunteering.
Czech Bishops' Conference (CBC)
The Czech Bishops' Conference fully financially supported the project of building sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable families of returnees from the Iraqi province of Nineveh. We have helped families to renovate their homes, strengthen their livelihoods and support them in developing sustainable businesses.
Czech Development Agency (CzechAid)
CzechAid is one of our largest donors; in 2019, contributions from this organization, together with subsidies from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior, accounted for 46% of the total expenditure on our international projects.
CzechAid supported, for example, the establishment of a screening centre for oncological diseases in Georgia or the development of education in Zambia.
We work with EcoSoum to ensure efficient plastic waste management in Mongolia.
Of the international agencies and organizations, the European Commission is one of our largest donors. It financed 13.5% of our budget for international aid in 2019. Thanks to support from the European Commission, for example, we helped to ensure efficient recycling of construction waste in Mongolia or supported the development of the local economy in the Georgian mountain region of Khulo.
Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Zambia
Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ) has been cooperating with Caritas Czech Republic since 2018, when we launched a project in Zambia to support financial inclusion in the Zambian province of Luapala. As part of our work, we focus on the innovative use of financial grants or increasing the number of providers of sustainable financial services.
MASHAV - Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Israeli Agency for International Development Cooperation provided some equipment for the Zugdidi Cancer Screening Center and toys for children with autism spectrum disorder in Georgia.
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports is a partner in the Young Caritas project, a pan-European platform involving young people in Caritas activities, which gives them the opportunity to participate in the positive change of their surroundings.
Ministry of Interior
The Ministry of Interior cooperates with Caritas Czech Republic mainly in the Middle East. In Iraq, it has financially supported the 3D printing of medical supplies for medical facilities and is also helping to improve access to sustainable and high-quality medical services for returnees and vulnerable communities in Iraq's Anbar Governorate.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic cooperates with Caritas Czech Republic on many humanitarian aid and development cooperation projects in our mission countries - for example, to support returnees from the Iraqi province of Nineveh or to involve Mongolian or Moldovan youth in civil society.
Mongolian Youth Council (MYC)
In cooperation with MYC, we are working to increase the involvement of civil society in Mongolia, improving youth employment conditions and strengthening the role of volunteering.
RefugePoint has been cooperating with Caritas Czech Republic since 2019 and the project of livelihoods support of refugees in Lusaka. The project is focused on the improvement of education, capacity building, financial education and support of refugees’ higher self-sufficiency.
Secours Catholique-Caritas France
Cooperation with Secours Catholique-Caritas France takes place mostly in Iraq, for example as a part of the humanitarian aid in the refugee camp in Berseve I. This collaboration resulted in the improvement of hygienic standards and the creation of 160 temporary work opportunities. We also worked together to improve health care in Camp Kabarto I.
In 2020, Caritas Czech Republic began cooperating with SlovakAid. We are working together to develop a waste management infrastructure in Georgia. In the Rača Mountains, thanks to SlovakAid's support, we help local communities manage the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
We cooperate with the Slovak organization Sosna mainly in Georgia, in two areas - on the development of waste management infrastructure and mitigation of the negative economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the population of the Georgian mountain region Rača.
Together with the Visegrad Fund, Caritas Czech Republic supports the Georgian healthcare system to provide quality services even during the coronavirus pandemic.