Countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union

Caritas CR operates in Europe and some countries of the former Soviet Union, namely:

Two more social-health centres open in south of Moldova

Two more social-health centres open in south of Moldova.

Opening ceremonies of two new social-health day centres took place in Stefan Vodă and Ceadîr-Lunga, on 18th and 22nd of February, respectively. Jaroslav Kvapil, the ambassador of the Czech Republic, Kateřina Šilhánková, who is a diplomat for development cooperation and business, Nocolae Molozea, the president of the Stefan Vodă district, Irina Vlah, the governor of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia and a Caritas CR representative were among the guests of honour.

In Gagauzia youngsters learn to represent wider social interests

Youth in the Gagauzia (illustrative picture).

In Gagauzia, an autonomous region in the south of Moldova, young people are versed very little in the political life and are unaware in ways to participate in it. Therefore, Caritas Czech Republic has initiated some activities there to support the development of civil society and democratic rights.

A shipment of thermal underwear, sheets and linens is on its way towards Ukraine

A shipment of thermal underwear, sheets and linens is on its way towards Ukraine (photo: ACHO).

Yesterday, Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc sent the next shipment of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Thermal underwear is headed to the needy ones who were affected by armed conflict in the east of the country and the bed sheets and linens are going to the war veterans. They are recovering in a psycho-neurological hospital in Ternopil.

Charity workers from Ukraine arrived in ACHO for inspiration

Charity workers from Ukraine arrived in ACHO for inspiration (photo: Archiv Caritas Kolomyja).

Improving care for disabled children and young people seeking possibilities for social entrepreneurship or collaborating with Ukrainian charities are the paths that lead to the improvement of the plight in Ukraine. Caritas Olomouc (ACHO) passed on its experience to Ukrainian partners Caritas Kolomiya this week.

Anti-erosion measures in Adjara

Participants could also taste the results of the activities of Caritas CR.

On February 4, 2016, the team of workers of Caritas Czech Republic organized the presentation of the project results, held in Dioknisi Village Trustee Office.

Rebuilding a village in the south of Georgia

A girl from the village Tsintskaro (photo: Caritas Europa).

350,000 people were forced to leave their homes and start a new life in other parts of Georgia after the war started in Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2008. Horatiu Ticau and Catalina Contoloru from the Caritas Europa visited Tsintskaro, a village in southern Georgia. Read more on

A training of Armenians through the eyes of Laura Schubert

A training proposal for the European Commission.

“There are certain skills that any person building their career can use (for example, an understanding of fundraising, budget, time management) – this applies even more to workers in humanitarian aid or development cooperation sectors. Apart from other students who wish to finish their studies as soon as possible and find jobs, I am taking the way of expanding my horizons as much as possible,” explains Laura Schubert, a volunteer helping Caritas in Georgia.

Learning how to fundraise better in Armenia

Participants received a certificate for their participation (photo: Gabriel Ouzounian).

From January 18 to 21, 2016, a course called “Better Fundraising for Armenia” took place in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. The course familiarised 25 people with methods to fundraise more effectively, financing options for non-governmental organisations, budget creation, project proposal creation and how to obtain European grants. A similar course also took place in Tbilisi in Georgia.