How We Help

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  

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes
June 7, 2022 News

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes

The number of people who were forced to leave their homes has doubled in the last 10 years to 82.4 million refugees today. The most common reasons why people involuntarily leave their home country or region are protracted wars, political persecution and, more recently, problems related to climate change. Our assistance in 6 countries focuses not only on providing the basic necessities to live but also on sustainable solutions that give refugees a chance for a better future. 

Cash assistance helps Ukrainian refugees in Moldova meet their needs in dignity
May 31, 2022 CCR-Moldova

Cash assistance helps Ukrainian refugees in Moldova meet their needs in dignity

Caritas Czech Republic started the first phase of EU-funded cash assistance distributions to vulnerable refugees from Ukraine who are housed in the Dubasari, Straseni, Comrat, Ceadir-Lunga and Vulcanesti regions of Moldova. The first families, sheltered in Straseni and Dubasari districts, received financial support in the amount of 2,200 lei  (around EUR 112) per family member. This aid will help them meet their basic needs, restore a sense of normalcy and become more resilient.

Kapinga is now practising conservation farming, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
April 29, 2022 Stories

Kapinga is now practising conservation farming, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

There are so many ways people can become environmentally friendly, and so many people and businesses in the communities we live in have been trying to find ways of doing so. Some are looking for complex ways to achieve this, but it really just requires adopting a lifestyle that supports environmental protection, such as water conservation. For Kapinga, conservation farming is where she started. Thanks to the support of Caritas Czech Republic in Zambia, she is now well knowledgable in this farming practice.

Manana from Georgia motivates her neighbours to start composting
April 22, 2022 News

Manana from Georgia motivates her neighbours to start composting

Manana Metreveli lives in the village of Utsera in the Georgian region of Racha. For many years, she has been making compost to reduce household waste. Thanks to Caritas  Czech Republic in Georgia, Manana improved her composting practices and received a wooden compost box, which is also used by her neighbours. Manana's village has become a role model for developing good composting practices.

Ivano-Frankivsk takes care of 150,000 refugees. We are helping too
April 20, 2022 News

Ivano-Frankivsk takes care of 150,000 refugees. We are helping too

Ivano-Frankivsk has become a temporary home for at least 150,000 people fleeing the war. The local Archbishopric is also providing them with a roof over their heads and basic needs. We are helping too. A few days after the delivery of 20 tons of humanitarian aid, a letter arrived from Ivano-Frankivsk. "Danken wir ganz herzlich (thank you very much)," writes Volodymyr Vijtyshyn, explaining how the delivery will help the 1,600 refugees the archbishopric is taking care of.

Refugees will not be able to return home for months or years, says Evžen Diviš
April 15, 2022 News

Refugees will not be able to return home for months or years, says Evžen Diviš

The war in Ukraine has been going on for nearly two months. It has driven 12 million people out of their homes, of whom almost 5 million have left the country. We spoke to Evžen Diviš, Caritas Czech Republic Ukraine Aid Coordinator, about the situation in the country and how we help Ukrainians fleeing the war. Evžen recently returned directly from Ukraine.

A story from the war: she said goodbye to her husband at the border, he had to stay in Ukraine
April 11, 2022 News

A story from the war: she said goodbye to her husband at the border, he had to stay in Ukraine

Ilyena left home with her nine-month-old son and her husband on 4th March 2022. They were hiding in a metro station and when it was no longer safe, they wanted to move to Poland by train. They reached the border after six days of driving.

Kamal launched his own sweets shop in the Al-Kubaisa sub-district
March 31, 2022 CCR-Iraq

Kamal launched his own sweets shop in the Al-Kubaisa sub-district

Kamal Hadi Sahab is a 43-year-old man, originally from the Al Heet district's Al-Kubaisa sub-district of Iraq. He lives with his family and has three children, two sons and a girl. Before the ISIS attack on the area, Kamal worked as a daily wage laborer in a local factory. After returning, he worked as a selfemployeed. Kamal had always wanted to open his own sweets factory in the region but he lacked the money to do so. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), he was finally able to launch his confectionery business.