What we do

We help where we are needed. We provide immediate humanitarian aid to people affected by war or natural disaster. As part of our development cooperation, we help people to cut loose and make a living. We focus on the development of health and social care and work on systemic changes. We also focus on global development education and awareness.

Caritas Czech Republic built modular houses in Transcarpathia for people who fled the war
January 31, 2023 Caritas Czech Republic in Ukraine

Caritas Czech Republic built modular houses in Transcarpathia for people who fled the war

5,9 million people are still displaced within Ukraine. Many of them found shelter in the Transcarpathian region, but not all of them have dignified living conditions, staying in overcrowded dormitories or gyms. Last year, Caritas Czech Republic together with the Transcarpathian Regional Council and the Mukachevo Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church started building modular houses for people who were forced to flee their homes and found safety in the Transcarpathian region.

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 2
February 2, 2023 News

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 2

How does everyday life look like in war-torn Ukraine? What do people in the west of the country face? How are they affected by the constant power outages? Read the diary of our colleague Kateřina Krejčová, who regularly writes from Mukachevo her observations of life in Ukraine. The second part of her diary is here.

I wouldn't have graduated without the support of Caritas Czech Republic. Today I am a doctor, says young refugee Sigiro
January 23, 2023 News

I wouldn't have graduated without the support of Caritas Czech Republic. Today I am a doctor, says young refugee Sigiro

The entrance to a large hospital in Zambia's capital Lusaka is buzzing with life. Visitors are trying to find a parking space and honk at the forming queue. At the entrance, street vendors offer bananas or fried potatoes. On plastic chairs at one of the street bistros sit a few hospital employees who have run in for their lunch break. But inside the big hospital, in the paediatric surgery clinic, it's quiet.

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 1
January 19, 2023 News

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 1

How does everyday life look like in war-torn Ukraine? What do people in the west of the country face? How are they affected by the constant power outages? Read the diary of our colleague Kateřina Krejčová, who regularly writes from Mukachevo her observations of life in Ukraine. The first part of her diary is here.

Caritas Czech Republic helps Ukrainian refugees in Moldova cope with winter
January 18, 2023 CCR-Moldova

Caritas Czech Republic helps Ukrainian refugees in Moldova cope with winter

People running from the war left almost everything at home, including winter clothes. Caritas Czech Republic supports Ukrainian refugees to survive harsh winter conditions. Around 2,000 Ukrainian refugees accommodated in Gagauzia (Moldova) will receive support to buy winter clothes. The initiative is part of Caritas Czech Republic's winter support activities for Ukrainian refugees and aims to cover the additional needs that winter usually brings for people.