How We Help

Farmers in Ethiopia (photo: Ondřej Suchánek). We focus on a number of fields, including:

Other Czech Cartias organizations (Archdiocesan and Diocesan Caritas) are also involved in different program:

  • children sponsorship
  • seniors sponsorship
  • care for the elderly
  • care for the poor
  • fight against child labor  

Caritas Czech Republic launches a fundraising appeal to aid the tsunami victims in Indonesia

Caritas For Indonesia

On Friday, 28 September the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (or Celebes) has suffered the most intensive of earthquakes so far, with a force of 7.4 on the Richter scale. The subsequent tsunami wave has taken the toll of hundreds of human lives; the total number of affected people could reach several hundreds of thousands, according to some estimates even two million. Caritas Czech Republic has therefore launched a fundraising appeal to support the victims of the tsunami as well as the restoration of the country.

New projects in Zambia already running

Opening of the new project in Zambia

In Zambia took place an official launch of CCR´s agricultural projects to which the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Zambia Mr. Radek Rubeš, the Head of the provincial administration Mr. Simuchi and representatives of all the districts involved were present. This  project is funded by the Czech Development Agency until 2021.

Cambodian Youth are Committed to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Cambodian Youth

“Young people are  important drivers in achieving the 2030 goals because they have knowledge, energy and time to participate with other like-minded youth  in making positive changes in their community. I am very happy to be a part of this network in which I can contribute to promoting SDGs”, said Lyinh, one of the youngsters, during the 2030 Youth Force gathering last Sunday.  

Fundraising campaign for the family of Mykola

Mykola with his children

Mykola Shuruta (26) died on 7 December in the factory 'Borgers' in Rokycany, Czech Republic, which supplies parts for the automobile industry. A migrant worker, Mykola had come to the Czech Republic to earn money for his family from Ukraine. This fundraising campaign is organised to support the family of Mykola in this immediate period following his death, and to help solve practical issues which they are now facing. Thanks to many generous donors 87 550 crowns have been raised till the end of January.

Angie Labado about the help of Caritas Czech Republic

Angie Labado.

Angie Labado (24) talking about organic agriculture in the Philippines. Caritas Czech Republic was working here from the year 2013 (typhoon Yolanda) till spring 2017. All projects are now in the hands of Philippines farmers. See video HERE.

Thesis about rice in Philippines was awarded

Awarded authors.

The research paper entitled “Rice and Vegetable Value Chains Affecting Small-Scale Farmers in the Philippines” authored by Dr. Buenaventura Dargantes, Cheryl Batistel, and Joviel Teves and published by Caritas Czech Republic was cited as an international book publication by the Visayas State University.

Read more HERE.

Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

Training courses for Syrian refugees in Lebanon (photo: Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas).

Caritas agencies call on western countries to do more to help fleeing Syrians, as more than five million people have been forced to cross borders and register as refugees in neighbouring countries. They warn that a Brussels Conference on Syria this week must prioritise mobilising funds for longer-term development for Syrian refugees. Read more on caritas.org.

South Sudan – the worst hunger and violence of the last 15 years

Looking for food in a bush (photo: Caritas Internationalis).

“My body was shaking from hunger,” said Julia Kefi, a 65 year old widow living in Rajaf, a rural village in South Sudan. “So I set off at 7 am to find wild vegetables and am returning now at midday. Food in the bush is becoming scarce. Once that’s finished, we will wait for death.” Sometimes Julia is too weak to make the arduous trip into the bush. “We share so that everyone makes it to the end of the day,” she said. Read more on a new webiste of Caritas Internationalis dedicated to South Sudan (HERE).