Ukraine

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Caritas Czech Republic and other Czech Caritas organisations have long been working in Ukraine. Previously, our assistance focused mainly on social services for children and the elderly, health care and education. Since 2014, we have been providing humanitarian aid to people affected by the conflict in eastern parts of the country. We also have long-term cooperation with Caritas Ukraine, which has an extensive network of local offices in the country.

Assistance to displaced people and ensuring the access to health services

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Caritas Czech Republic has significantly expanded its humanitarian activities in the country. Our assistance includes material aid delivery and provision of psychosocial care within the affected areas.

We also help those who have fled to safer parts of the country secure decent living conditions, provide direct financial support to displaced Ukrainians, and improve access to health care. We are also helping Ukrainian refugees in Moldova.

Caritas Czech Republic built modular houses in Transcarpathia for people who fled the war
January 31, 2023 Caritas Czech Republic in Ukraine

Caritas Czech Republic built modular houses in Transcarpathia for people who fled the war

5,9 million people are still displaced within Ukraine. Many of them found shelter in the Transcarpathian region, but not all of them have dignified living conditions, staying in overcrowded dormitories or gyms. Last year, Caritas Czech Republic together with the Transcarpathian Regional Council and the Mukachevo Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church started building modular houses for people who were forced to flee their homes and found safety in the Transcarpathian region.

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 2
February 2, 2023 News

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 2

How does everyday life look like in war-torn Ukraine? What do people in the west of the country face? How are they affected by the constant power outages? Read the diary of our colleague Kateřina Krejčová, who regularly writes from Mukachevo her observations of life in Ukraine. The second part of her diary is here.

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 1
January 19, 2023 News

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 1

How does everyday life look like in war-torn Ukraine? What do people in the west of the country face? How are they affected by the constant power outages? Read the diary of our colleague Kateřina Krejčová, who regularly writes from Mukachevo her observations of life in Ukraine. The first part of her diary is here.

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?