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.

War victims from Iraqi Kurdistan deserve our solidarity

War victims from Iraqi Kurdistan deserve our solidarity

Diocesan Caritas workers from Brno visited Iraqi Kurdistan to find out how to help the local people. Iraqi Kurdistan is an autonomous entity within the federal Iraqi Republic that is suffering from a shortage of medical care because of the long standing war. Kurdistan represents one of the main defenses against ISIL.

"All my memories about Raqqa are wonderful," said Rabba Lissa

Rabba Lissa is strong woman (photo: Patrick Nicholson/Caritas).

"Life in Raqqa used to be good We had sheep, some land, water. When the problems with ISIS started there, we left for Damascus. We managed to get out before they cut the roads. All my memories about Raqqa are wonderful. ISIS are not good. They stole our land, they killed people. By the time we’d left, there were no jobs left. People were very afraid. We sold our properties and left. Now the house and the farm land have been completely destroyed by the bombing," said Rabba Lissa (60). Read more HERE.

Cardinal Tagle suggests “meet a migrant” and spread the Easter spirit

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle with his grandparents.

"My family began with the migration of a child. My maternal grandfather was born in China. His mother was very poor so she sent her son with a relative who travelled to the Philippines – and that’s where I was born and grew up," said Cardinal Antonio Tagle. Read all his Easter message on a caritas.org.

Helping Ulaanbaatar Children and Parishes of Olomouc Region

Helping Ulaanbaatar Children and Parishes of Olomouc Region.

In December 2016, the parishes of the Olomouc deanery joined the traditional Advent wreath making.  The charity campaign collected the total sum of CZK 57.242, part of which will be donated to the Verbist Care Center Orphanage of Ulaanbaatar and the other part for direct assistance to the needy of their parishes.

Abeer Al Hasan still believe in a future of Syria

Abeer Al Hasan (photo: Patrick Nicholson/Caritas Internationalis).

“We had to leave our home because of the fighting. My husband passed away seven months ago. He stepped on a landmine near his factory. When I got the call there had been an accident, I went straight away to the hospital. I didn’t see him as they’d already buried the body. I was in shock. I couldn’t stop crying," said Abeer Al Hasan, mother of two children. Read more HERE.

"We survived because we ran on time"

Badia and her only daughter (photo: Patrick Nicholson/CI).

“ISIS took control of my suburb in Aleppo, there was terrible suffering. ISIS men controlled everything to buy. It became very expensive. People were being killed in their homes in Aleppo. If a woman wore green or red, they would attack her. If she was beautiful, they would take her and rape her and use her as a slave. Our neighbour was taken, and when she didn’t come back the husband killed himself," said Badia Mehmid (35), mother of nine children. Read all story on a Patrick Nicholson´s photo gallery HERE.