Syria

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Syria used to be a popular tourist destination, but since 2011, it has been dealing with an ongoing civil war, which has caused deaths of thousands of people. Millions of others have had to flee their homes, be it abroad or for other places in the country. Those who remained in Syria have difficulties finding medical assistance, livelihoods, and even basic food.

005292_05_112569Medical and Material Assistance

Caritas Czech Republic started operating in Syria in 2013. We help ease the impacts of the civil war in the country. We have repeatedly provided medical assistance, for example by operating a medical clinic in Idlib region, supplying medication, or supporting a clinic in Aleppo. We have provided clothing, sanitary items as well as school supplies for children, or food vouchers to the internally displaced. This way, we have helped more than 11,000 people in need.

Repairs of Homes and Water Sources

In the province of Idlib in northern Syria, we have provided decent housing to the locals. We have helped them repair houses destroyed by the war, and provided financial support to pay the rent. We have managed to repair houses for 155 families.

Due to the fighting, the water infrastructure of the country is often non-functional. We have helped equip a well in the city of Homs in western Syria, and repaired an old local water reservoir in the countryside near Damascus. Through this, more than 20,000 people have gained better access to clean drinking water.

005290_05_112519Restoration of Livelihood and Strengthening Civil Society

In Syria, we currently focus on employment of young people. We help them find a livelihood so that they can get on their own feet and provide not only for themselves and their families and, through new jobs, also for other members of the community. We also aim to strengthen Syrian civil society in Idlib and Azaz in the north of the country through local civil society organisations that support young people in the region to expand their skills and contacts.

Caritas for Turkey and Syria: We have launched appeal to help people affected by catastrophic earthquake
February 6, 2023 News

Caritas for Turkey and Syria: We have launched appeal to help people affected by catastrophic earthquake

A catastrophic earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck south-eastern Turkey and Syria in the early hours of Monday 6th February. Caritas Czech Republic immediately launched an appeal to help the affected people. Thousands of people have already lost their lives and thousands are injured. Just before noon, another 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck south-eastern Turkey. People on the ground need immediate humanitarian aid. The Caritas network is already intervening on the ground.

5 global conflicts and crises to watch in 2023
January 17, 2023 News

5 global conflicts and crises to watch in 2023

While the eyes of the world are mostly on the war in Ukraine, there are a number of other conflicts and crises escalating around the world that we should pay attention to. The world is currently experiencing the highest number of conflicts since the end of the Second World War. It is expected that 339 million people, one in 23 people in the world, will need humanitarian aid this year. What conflicts and crises should we be watching in 2023?

Best of 2022 in Caritas Czech Republic
January 5, 2023 News

Best of 2022 in Caritas Czech Republic

It sounds like a cliché, but 2022 really was a year like no other. At Caritas Czech Republic, we were fully immersed in helping people affected by the war in Ukraine. We immediately sent humanitarian aid to the country, and we also supported refugees from Ukraine in Moldova and in the Czech Republic. Our help did not stop there. We supported farmers in Zambia to withstand climate change, helped people in Iraq rebuild their livelihoods, and much more. Take a look at our biggest achievements of 2022.

7 Christmas recipes from around the world: Discover the taste of Syria, Zambia or Ukraine
December 5, 2022 News

7 Christmas recipes from around the world: Discover the taste of Syria, Zambia or Ukraine

Have you ever heard of dishes like Buuz, Yalanji or Satsivi? This Christmas, try delicious meals from around the world. We have prepared recipes for you together with colleagues from all the countries where Caritas Czech Republic helps people in need.