Syria

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Syria used to be a popular tourist destination, but is now plagued 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 had difficulties finding medical assistance, livelihoods, and even basic food.

Medical Assistance

Syria support of childrenCaritas Czech Republic started operating in Syria in 2013; two years after the conflict had begun. 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 or by supplying medication and ensuring the functioning of a clinic in Aleppo.

We have provided clothing, sanitary items, but also school supplies for children or food vouchers to people who fled to other parts of Syria to escape the war. This way, we have helped more than 11,000 people who were in need.

Repairs of Homes and Water Sources

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

Syria restoration of livelihoodsDue to the fighting, the water infrastructure of the country is often non-functional. We 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 gained better access to clean drinking water.

Restoration of Livelihood

In Syria, we currently focus on employment of young people whom we help to find a livelihood so that they can get on their feet and provide not only for themselves but also for their families and, through new jobs, also for other members of the community.

Asma from Syria fulfills her childhood dream and opens her own café
June 20, 2022 News

Asma from Syria fulfills her childhood dream and opens her own café

Although Asma Bbakir lives in a country that has been torn by civil war for over 11 years, she has not given up on her childhood dreams. Thanks to an educational course from Caritas Czech Republic, the student of the College of Economics and Management has opened her own business - a small café that serves mainly as a quiet place for students or intellectuals to learn.

Stories of refugees who are getting back on their feet thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
June 8, 2022 News

Stories of refugees who are getting back on their feet thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

"Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. But my family could not afford the school," twenty-seven-year-old Sigiro, a refugee from Rwanda, tells us in a Zambian hospital. “Caritas Czech Republic helped me secure a scholarship and today I am a doctor," Sigiro continues happily. We support refugees like her to stand on their own two feet. Because often all it takes is a little support at the beginning for refugees to take their lives into their own hands Read the stories of the people we support.

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes
June 7, 2022 News

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes

The number of people who were forced to leave their homes has doubled in the last 10 years to 82.4 million refugees today. The most common reasons why people involuntarily leave their home country or region are protracted wars, political persecution and, more recently, problems related to climate change. Our assistance in 6 countries focuses not only on providing the basic necessities to live but also on sustainable solutions that give refugees a chance for a better future. 

War forced Eba from Syria to leave her home. Caritas helped her to start a business of her own
May 9, 2022 News

War forced Eba from Syria to leave her home. Caritas helped her to start a business of her own

Taftanaz is a small town in northwest Syria with only 15,000 habitants. The town has become one of the main targets of the Syrian civil war as it is close to the strategically important airport. Many of the town’s residents have paid the biggest price. As have nearly 50 members of Eba Ghazal’s family.