Foreigners not only in the Czech Republic

Illustrative picture (photo: Jindřich Štreit).Caritas CR is active in the field of migration. It offers outpatient counseling and terrain forms to its clients. This service is available in six cities in the Czech Republic (Praha, Brno, České Budějovice, Litoměřice, Hradec Králové and Plzeň). Staff of Caritas CR also offer a variety of interesting integration activities, work in residential facilities for foreigners, offer direct assistance and humanitarian assistance to foreigners and support to victims of trafficking.

More than 500,000 foreigners live in the Czech Republic including those who have chosen the Czech Republic as a place for a permanent or long-term residency, who found a job or do business here, who have sought protection from political persecution or the critical economic situation in their homeland.

The coordination of migration activities

Caritas CR is engaged in coordinating activities at the national level among other Czech Caritas. The task of the migration coordinator is to provide information services and to coordinate activities within the organization as well as with partner caritas organizations. The coordinator organizes and manages regular meetings of professional colleagues for migration and refugees within the Caritas and provides training in the field of migration and integration.

Caritas Czech Republic, represented by its migration coordinator, is a member of the Committee on the Rights of Foreigners of the Government Council for Human Rights with the right to vote.

Information helpline for citizens of the Republic of Mongolia and Vietnam

The information helplines are intended for citizens of Mongolia and Vietnam living and working in the Czech Republic. Caritas CR has provided funding through various sources since January 2009. The lines help integration processes for citizens in the Republic of Mongolia and Vitenam and help them to communicate with institutions and authorities.

This project is for citizens of Mongolia and Vietnam and all others who work with the Mongolians and Vietnamese or come in contact with them. Operators speak Czech, Mongolian or Vietnamese, provide information concerning residency of foreigners in the Czech Republic, employment and related rights and obligations, health care, education, social services etc. The lines can also help contact Czech institutions that use or need interpretation assistance when they are in contact with the citizens of Mongolia or Vietnam.

The line are open three times a week:

Assistance in Mongolian and Czech language:

  • Telephone: +420 733 67 66 67
  • E-mail: mongol.info@charita.cz
  • Yahoo chat: mongol.info
  • Monday and Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 and from 14:00-16:00
  • Page in Mongolian here

Assistance in Vietnamese and Czech language: 

  • Telephone: +420 605 99 99 69
  • E-mail: vietnam.info@charita.cz
  • Yahoo chat: info_vn2012
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-12:00 and from 14:00-17:00
  • Page in Vietnamese here

The service is provided anonymously and free of charge (only charge is the price of the call).

Prime minister Sobotka gives thanks to NGOs and Caritas CR for assistance given to refugees

Prime Minister Sobotka Gives Thanks to NGOs and Caritas CR for Assistance Given to Refugees.

On November 17, 2015 Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka met with volunteers and representatives from NGOs and churches in Prague Kramar Villa who provide humanitarian assistance to refugees and help to manage the migration crisis. During the meeting, Prime Minister Sobotka thanked the volunteers for their commitment and dedicated hard work.

Slovenian Caritas Asks for Help. Olomouc Archdiocesan Charity Announces Material Collection

Humanitarian workers from Czech Republic (photo: M. Zamazal).

Charities in Olomouc Archdiocese are turning to the public asking for help for the refugees in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. Given the recent developments at the borders of the Balkan countries paired with the cold weather, the need for humanitarian assistance dramatically increases. The most vulnerable groups are mainly children and the elderly.

“We want to support Balkan countries,” says representative of Caritas upon his return from monitorin

“We want to support Balkan countries,” says representative of Caritas upon his return from monitoring trip.

With commission from Caritas Czech Republic, Diocesan Caritas Brno took a monitoring trip from October 14 to 19 to assess the refugee crisis, in order to further help the best way possible. Transport of material aid to refugees was also part of the trip.

The Council can still prove at the Valetta summit that humanity and solidarity are fundamental Europ

Illustrative picture.

Caritas Europa regrets that the European Council’s decisions of 15 and 16 October 2015 are not responding to Europeans’ plea to address the current migration situation with humanity and solidarity. Read more on caritas.eu.

Already four hundred benefactors have offered their assistance to migrants via our charity database

Already four hundred benefactors have offered their assistance to migrants via our charity database

Two weeks ago the charity website database was launched. Since then already 450 citizens and entities from the Czech Republic has registered and offered their help. People are offering clothes, food, education and accommodation.

The town of Bělá has received aid for refugees

The town of Bělá has received aid for refugees.

Yesterday, refugee aid from the diocesan caritas of Litoměřice went to the town of Bělá pod Bezdězem. Caritas Litoměřice wants to send help in other forms in the future, not just with material help.

Refugees in Uherský Brod are well looked after

Refugees in Uherský Brod are well looked after.

Since the beginning of September, Regional Charity Uherský Brod has looked after a total of 32 refugees, most of whom are Syrian.

Caritas launches registration database for assistance offered to migrants

Caritas launches registration database for assistance offered to migrants.

Refugees who are escaping war-torn countries and heading for Europe are arriving exhausted and empty-handed. A number of our fellow citizens are concerned about this and would like to contribute to the improvement of the unhappy fates of the refugees. At the behest of the Czech Bishop’s Conference, Caritas Czech Republic has prepared an electronic database through which people can offer assistance in the form of accommodation, material or volunteer aid.