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 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.

South Sudan bishops: “This famine is man-made”

South Sudanese refugees recieves Caritas aid in Uganda (photo: Tommy Trenchard/Caritas).

Following the declaration of famine in Unity State, South Sudan this week, the country’s Catholic bishops have issued a powerful pastoral letter condemning the country’s civil war and labelling the famine as “man-made”. In a hard-hitting document responding to dire reports coming in from all seven dioceses in the country, the bishops denounce government and opposition violence being perpetrated against civilians: “The killing, torturing and raping of civilians is a war crime”.

The Lost Children of Aleppo

All the siblings.

While carrying out community visits in war-torn East Aleppo, Caritas found six children living on their own in a half destroyed house. Mohammed, 12, Hanna, 10, Ibrahim, 9, Doha, 6, Zakaria, 5, Yamen, 9 months had been rescued by neighbours from their previous home when it had been hit by a bomb.

Urgent food aid needed as famine strikes South Sudan

Trócaire repaired a bore hole recently in the village of Adior, Adior County, South Sudan. It was 20 years old and broken down. It saves people walking long distances. Trocaire also put in latrines for community use (photo: Sean Farrell/Trocaire).

Pope Francis has urgently appealed for food aid to help millions of South Sudanese “condemned to death by hunger”. His plea followed the United Nation’s declaration of famine in the stricken country, with 275,000 children severely malnourished and more than 5 million people urgently in need of food and agricultural assistance.

Rita receives valuable experience through working for others

Rita supporting students in the production of learning materials (photo: Caritas Switzerland).

With the calm and kind expression that is characteristic for her, 18-year old Rita Bhujel passes around the attendance list for the parenting education event in Mahakaleshwori Lower Secondary School. In May 2016, she joined Caritas Switzerland’s and Caritas Czech republic´s partner organization MANK as an intern for the Promotion of School Attendance Component within the School Rehabilitation Programme.

More violence in Eastern Ukraine, thousands are without water and power

Caritas Ukraine has deployed an emergency team to Avdiivka which has been under heavy shelling (photo: Caritas Ukraine).

Caritas fears for a humanitarian emergency in eastern Ukraine following an upsurge in fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. Fighting in the frontline town of Avdiivka has cut water and power to most of the 25 000 inhabitants, while temperatures have fallen as low as -17C. Caritas Ukraine has distributed emergency food packs to 1 000 households containing enough supplies for 2-3 weeks and will distribute another 1 000 packs along with cash grants. Read more on caritas.org.