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.

South Sudan famine: I write with tears in my eyes

Girl admitted due to malnutrition in St. Theresa Mission Hospital (photo: Caritas Torit).

Parts of South Sudan face famine due to an ongoing civil war, collapse of law and order and drought. William Okot de Toby is the managing director of a diocesan Caritas, Caritas Torit, in the south-eastern part of the country. He answered questions by workers of Caritas Internationalis. Read more on caritas.org.

Caritas Czech Republic is setting up its own branch in Iraq to be closer to the needy

Children are the most endangered (photo: Mishraq Qadissiyah/RNVDO).

Between last  December  and January this year, Caritas Czech Republic in cooperation with the Polish organization Polish Humanitarian Action and Iraqi RNVDO, managed to distribute 800 packages of humanitarian aid close to Mosul battle lines. Now Caritas Czech Republic is establishing its own branch in Iraq.

Six years in Syria

Six years in Syria.

The war in Syria began on 15 March 2011. Six years later, the country has been left devastated. Caritas works both inside Syria, in neighbouring countries which host the bulk of the refugees and across Europe where hundreds of thousands have fled in search of safety.

Caritas Internationalis website: 6 years of war in Syria

War in Syria lasts 6 years (photo: Patrick Nicholson/Caritas).

The war in Syria began on 15 March 2011. Six years later, the country has been left devastated. “We appeal for peace,” said Caritas Syria President Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo. “We need peace and reconciliation. Peace is possible in Syria!” Caritas Internationalis published a new website dedicated to the crisis. See it HERE.

How to manage volunteers during a disaster – a discussion topic of Caritas organizations in Bangkok

Our employee Šárka Zápotocká (photo: Archdiocesan Caritas of Olomouc).

Bangkok - How to manage volunteers after an earthquake, flood or another emergency. These are the topics the workers of Asian Caritas organizations learn in the two-year project of Euro-Asian partnership aiming to improve the ability to respond to humanitarian crises (PEACH). Šárka Zápotocká from Caritas Czech Republic and Martin Zamazal from Olomouc Archdiocesan Caritas are also attending the training in Bangkok.

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

272 000 inhabitants now live in the Bidi Bidi (photo: Tommy Trenchard).

Seven months ago, Bidi Bidi was a quiet village in the grasslands of northern Uganda. Now, with a population of over 272,000 for Bidi bidi alone, it is the second biggest refugee camp in the world. The refugees are fleeing war and famine in South Sudan.