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 Georgia encouraged by Pope Francis

One of programme of Caritas Georgia (photo: Caritas Georgia).

Since its creation 22 years ago, Caritas Georgia has always been living with its beneficiaries. The inspiration stemming from grassroots people has been reflected in the many successful projects implemented by the organisation. During the past years, Caritas Georgia has experienced changes that have turned into remarkable moments, including the historical visit of Pope Francis. Read more on caritas.eu

More help needed for refugees in Serbia

Caritas is providing food such as fresh pastries and warm soup in official centres (photo: Caritas Serbia).

The Serbian winter is always cold. In past years, temperatures could reach a few grades below zero. This year they have reached -20°C in Belgrade, while in southern Serbia, they reached -30°C. The problem is not only the cold weather, but also the heavy snow. Read more on caritas.org.

"How to make a living during the war"

Women are often working on the fields.

Under this motto, farmers from the Ayaci and Magwe regions in the southern Sudan organized an Agriculture Day in December 2016. Originally, an agricultural fair was planned, but organizers had to cancel it because of the precarious security situation in the country, where the next phase of the civil war broke out. They offered a thematic day for local residents, instead.

Nepalese girl Susmita again in school

Susmita, her younger sister and mother in front of their temporary shelter (photo: Caritas Switzerland).

When Susmita Nepali’s mother beat her during a family argument in summer 2015, Susmita decided to run away. Without informing her parents, she took a bus to Kathmandu, where she told the owner of a Bed & Breakfast that she had lost all her family members in the earthquake. Believing her story, the hostel owner offered her a job in his canteen – for a salary of 2’000 Rupees per month.

People in Georgia are learning how to improve life with a handicap

One of participants.

In December 2016 Caritas Czech Republic, together with its partner organisations, presented the results of annual cooperation aimed at better availability of health and social care for people with handicaps living in Georgia.

No water in Damascus hitting hard

Damascus residents worry to get enough water to drink after their water supply was cut off (photo: Caritas Syria).

“We are back to the stone age”. That’s what a Syrian in Damascus would tell you if you ask him about the situation. The Syrian capital suffers from long electricity cuts and gas and oil shortages. People have no means of heating during these cold winter days. What makes the situation catastrophic however is a water crisis. Read more on caritas.org.