Where We Help

Caritas Czech Republic carries out humanitarian aid and development cooperation in the following countries:

Other Caritas from Czech republic carry out various programmes abroad (most Caritas have websites only in the Czech language, except Praha, České Budějovice and Ostrava-Opava):

Our programs and projects relate to education, restoring livelihoods and improving the skills and knowledge of local partners. More information about our projects can be found on the page How We Help.

Caritas empowering communities to become resilient against disasters

Floods in Albania.

The village of Dajc in northern Albania was flooded in March 2013. This was the third time within less than five years. Heavy rainfalls in the mountains and a bad management of hydroelectric power plants caused the river Buna to once more burst its banks and, within some hours, to transform the village and the surrounding land into a huge lake. Read more on caritas.eu.

Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

Nerlande Clairveau and her family received a food and hygiene kit from Caritas Jeremie with support from other Caritas organisations following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 (photo: Caritas Canada/Kelly Di Domenico).

Caritas Internationalis secretary general, Michel Roy, visited the south-west of Haiti three weeks after Hurricane Matthew hit. Here’s what he saw: “Devastation” is the one word that kept coming to mind as I travelled through south-west Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew had passed. It made me think of the landscape in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bomb had been dropped. Where there was once a flourishing vegetation, there was now a kind of a desert. There were very few birds and very few animals, the cyclone had devoured almost everything. Read more on caritas.org.

Ethiopians get livestock, cereal and fodder

Ethiopians get livestock, cereal and fodder (photo: Cafod).

Caritas CR supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and The Three Kings Collection joined the world in providing  humanitarian aid to Ethiopia. Caritas donated a total of 1.22 million EUR (almost 33 million CZK) to conquer famine caused by the climate change from El Niño. The aid was delivered to up to 300,000 inhabitants of several chosen areas of Ethiopia.

Caritas is back in Haiti. Repairs of houses for families affected by hurricane are beginning now.

Woman who lost the house (photo: M. Zamazal, ACHO).

Haiti, Olomouc – In October, Hurricane Matthew destroyed a large number of homes in the south and the northwest of Haiti. The homes of affected families are under repair thanks to Caritas of the Archdiocese of Olomouc (ACHO) and Czech donors. Caritas’ project for home and school reconstructions intends to help more than 700 Haitians, it has a budget of one million Czech crowns.

The region of South Nations in Ethiopia is recovering from the devastating impact of El-Nino

Irrigation system prevents erosion.

Nowadays Ethiopia is facing huge crop failure and hunger because of climate changes – extreme dryness, hot temperatures and floods. We can point to an effect called El-Nino, the strongest one since 1950 when researchers started to record it.

A Delegation from the European Union visited small entrepreneurs in Jordan

Many ways of handwork.

Over the last two and a half years, Caritas Czech Republic along with Caritas Jordan endeavoured to develop the work capacity of Syrian refugees and their Jordanian hosts. The aim being that the refugees will be able to conduct their own gainful activity. After courses in diverse skills (e. g. sewing, cooking and jewellery making courses) Caritas also provided to successful graduates with material and financial relief to establish an enterprise. Delegates of the European Union accompanied by charity workers came to see four entrepreneurs at towards the end of the program.