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.

We don't know what war sounds like, but we see how destructive it is, say Ukrainian refugees living in Moldova
October 3, 2022 CCR-Moldova

We don't know what war sounds like, but we see how destructive it is, say Ukrainian refugees living in Moldova

It is certainly hard to be a refugee. But imagine what it is like to be a refugee with a hearing impairment: not being able to hear sirens when running to safety, not being able to communicate verbally, and not understanding what is going on around you. Tatiana and Alexander are both hearing impaired. They found a safe haven in Moldova and decided to build their lives there. Tatiana and 

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic still supports people affected by the war in Ukraine
September 22, 2022 News

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic still supports people affected by the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has been going on for more than half a year. During this time, millions of people have lost their homes, their ability to provide for their families, and their normal, decent life. From the first day of the war, Caritas Czech Republic has been helping Ukrainians who are suffering because of Russian aggression.

People have lost everything they had: their home, city, hobbies, roads they used to walk, and status, says Ukrainian psychologist
September 13, 2022 News

People have lost everything they had: their home, city, hobbies, roads they used to walk, and status, says Ukrainian psychologist

Ulyana Popova іs a psychologist, who has been working for Caritas Ukraine for more than 4 years. Since the beginning of the war, her work has changed completely. She helps people forced by the war out of their homes to safer parts of Ukraine overcome war horrors and integrate into their new reality. She helps people to learn how to live a normal life in the shadow of the war. Caritas Czech Republic provides psychological training for specialists like Ulyana.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Muhammed Hammady describes our work in Iraq and Ukraine
August 11, 2022 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Muhammed Hammady describes our work in Iraq and Ukraine

A few months ago, Muhammed Hammady, country director at Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, moved to Ukraine as a country representative, to oversee our projects there. We talked with him about our work in Ukraine and Iraq, and about his personal motivation to come to the other part of the world to the country which is going through war horrors because of Russian invasion.