Countries of Africa

Caritas CR carries out humanitarian aid and development cooperation on the African continent:

Good Bye, Tea!

Good Bye, Tea!

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Tea Tihounova, our Head of Mission in Zambia, a wonderful leader, dear friend, the embodiment of kindness, and a truly rare soul.

New library for Zambia students

New library for Zambia students

In September 2017, Caritas Czech Republic began the construction of a Library at Mayukwayuka Primary School in Kaoma District Western province. Mayukwaukwa primary school provides basic education to more than 2000 refugees including the Zambian host community children from grade one to nine in Mayukwayukwa Refugee Settlement. However, since the establishment of the school there has never been a library in the whole district until now.

New projects in Zambia already running

Opening of the new project in Zambia

In Zambia took place an official launch of CCR´s agricultural projects to which the Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Zambia Mr. Radek Rubeš, the Head of the provincial administration Mr. Simuchi and representatives of all the districts involved were present. This  project is funded by the Czech Development Agency until 2021.

South Sudan – the worst hunger and violence of the last 15 years

Looking for food in a bush (photo: Caritas Internationalis).

“My body was shaking from hunger,” said Julia Kefi, a 65 year old widow living in Rajaf, a rural village in South Sudan. “So I set off at 7 am to find wild vegetables and am returning now at midday. Food in the bush is becoming scarce. Once that’s finished, we will wait for death.” Sometimes Julia is too weak to make the arduous trip into the bush. “We share so that everyone makes it to the end of the day,” she said. Read more on a new webiste of Caritas Internationalis dedicated to South Sudan (HERE).

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.