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.

Czech health experts in Zambia for the second time

Operation led by Czech doctors in Zambian hospital Lewanik

In November 2014 Caritas CR sent Czech experts in the health care of mother and child to Mongu in Zambia's Western Province for the second time. The three-member team of medics arrived in the capital Lusaka just in time for flags, bonfires, firecrackers and general merriment. All public spaces were dressed in green, red, black and orange - the four colours of Zambian flag. Yes, it was  the 50th anniversary celebration of Zambia’s independence.

Albania contends with large floods

Floods in Albania (photo: Reuters).

South Albania was hit by extensive floods beginning on the 29th January 2015 before culminating on the 1st February 2015. Major roads were entirely blocked with rainfall causing several rivers – Osumi, Vjose, Gjanica, Drinos, Devoli and Shkumbin- to overflow at the same time. Almost all of the areas in the South, including Berat, Elbasan, Fier, Vlora and Gjirokastra, suddenly found themselves under water.

A Proposal to Build a Veterinary Clinic  

Vaccination of sheep.

Thanks to a successful vaccination campaign and treatment of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats and donkeys in 2014, more than one hundred thousand members of the Toposa tribe from Kapoeta East of the South-Sudan area now have a better opportunity to ensure they have enough food.  The South-Sudan Charity Torit, in cooperation with the Charity of the Czech Republic, is now planning to build them a central veterinary clinic.

Ukraine Crisis: Meet the IDP families Caritas isworking with

Ukraine Crisis: Meet the IDP families Caritas isworking with

The humanitarian situation continues to worsen in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy reports that there are 1,000,000 IDPs (internally displaced people) across the country (as from 21 January 2015.) Meanwhile, as the conflict keeps taking its toll, Caritas Ukraine is helping over 40,000 people in 19 localities across the country. Read more on www.caritas.eu.

Aid to refugees from Syria by Czech Republic does not end...

Family of Syrian refugees (photo: Caritas Internationalis)

...but neither does it start. In connection to the current question of accepting Syrian refugees we remind readers that Czech society engaged in aid at the very beggining of the conflict. This is clearly stated in the press release of Caritas Czech Republic, Diakonie ČCE and Člověk v tísni community.

The refugees of Middle East left at the mercy of cold

Mountains near the refugee camp in Lebanon in the Bekaa Valley (Jean Khoury/CI, CLMC)

Syrians and Iraqis are trying to deal with the war in their own countries, or as refugees, they’re searching for asylum far from home. All of them are now facing the cold that has hit the region.