Ukraine

Slepa mapa_Ukrajina 2015 orez

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.

Dozens of people are staying in a single room, says Vasyl Demianchuk
July 28, 2022 News

Dozens of people are staying in a single room, says Vasyl Demianchuk

Because of the Russian invasion, millions of Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes.  According to the UN Refugee Agency, it is estimated that more than 7 million people are internally displaced. We discussed the most urgent needs of people who left their homes because of the war with Vasyl Demianchuk, Deputy Head of the Transcarpathian Regional Council.

Caritas will provide psychological support and basic needs to war-affected people in Lviv region
May 27, 2022 News

Caritas will provide psychological support and basic needs to war-affected people in Lviv region

The war in Ukraine has already displaced more than 14 million people from their homes, not only across the country's borders but also to other places in Ukraine. People who have lost their homes often face psychological problems. Caritas Czech Republic will provide internally displaced people in Lviv region not only with the basic necessities of life, but also with access to psychosocial care, which is much needed in times of war.

80 people per toilet? Caritas to secure better conditions for displaced Ukrainians in Transcarpathia
May 16, 2022 News

80 people per toilet? Caritas to secure better conditions for displaced Ukrainians in Transcarpathia

The war in Ukraine forced more than 12 million people out of their homes. A large number of them found refuge in the western parts of the country. One of the regions where people fleeing the war have headed is the Transcarpathian region. It currently hosts up to 400,000 internally displaced Ukrainians. Many of them are living in completely unsatisfactory conditions. Caritas Czech Republic is launching a project to improve sanitary facilities in accommodation centres and to ensure the construction of modular units. These will provide accommodation for the most vulnerable groups of displaced people.

Humanitarian aid for 1500 displaced Ukrainians. Caritas Czech Republic has launched new project
May 2, 2022 News

Humanitarian aid for 1500 displaced Ukrainians. Caritas Czech Republic has launched new project

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already displaced more than 11 million people from their homes. Most of them left to the country's western regions, including Drohobych and its surroundings, which is hosting more than 40,000 displaced Ukrainians. The local Caritas branch provides them with assistance, but many people remain outside the official support. Caritas Czech Republic will improve the access to health care and provide immediate basic needs to 1500 displaced Ukrainians within the Drohobych region.