Zambia

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We have been working in Zambia since 2013. With nearly 200 employees, it is our biggest country office abroad. We are also the main partner of UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees); however, we collaborate with a number of other important organisations as well.

In Zambia, we focus mainly on supporting refugees, development of economic self-sufficiency through sustainable agriculture and creating small businesses. We also provide vulnerable refugees with university scholarships and build climate resilience. In the health sector, our focus lies in maternal and young children health, as well as nutrition.

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We have worked on improving access to and quality of maternal and child care, and developed training of midwives in the Western Province. Apart from that, we supported a number of rural medical facilities, including a hospital in Lewanice, providing them with modern medical equipment for maternal and perinatal care.

Currently, we focus on support production and consumption of nutritious food, working towards eradication of malnutrition in children.

Economic self-sufficiency and agriculture

In Zambia, agriculture plays an important role and represents a potentially sustainable source of livelihood. In our work to support agriculture, we focus on increasing profitability of farmers’ production and resilience to climate change, using agricultural innovations and efficient methods of farming.

We also support development of small businesses, financial literacy, and specialized training as part of self-sufficiency strengthening. Above that, we connect producers and consumers, and we provide farmers with financial support and training in management and business development.

bcc5e42d-dfd3-4778-a1ad-b3e0eb3fd3ccSupport for Refugees

Zambia is home to over 105,000 refugees and internally displaced persons. Most of them have very limited options regarding their own livelihoods, either due to strict government restrictions or due to conditions in places where Zambian refugee camps are located. The Zambian mission is also the main partner of UNHCR in the country and supports refugees in three refugee camps and in the capital city of Lusaka.

Our work focuses on accessibility to education for refugees, including accessibility to university scholarships, and on support of self-sufficiency through farming, which is the only possible livelihood in remote areas without basic infrastructure.

Read more about the mission in Zambia

My family now has food all year round, says Mr Mapulanga from Zambia who adopted conservation farming
September 19, 2022 CCR-Zambia

My family now has food all year round, says Mr Mapulanga from Zambia who adopted conservation farming

Mr Morgan Mapulanga, 72, is a lead farmer in Mulundu agriculture camp in Kaoma, Zambia. Thanks to our training, he has adopted conservation farming and is now practising an environmentally friendly mode of agriculture.

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
September 5, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Richard is a two-year-old boy who, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and the World Food Programme in Zambia, participated in the important Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MYCIN) and Growth, Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programme that benefits his entire community and help him recover from Malnutrition.

Women from Mayukwayukwa refugee settlement join the fight against deforestation
August 31, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Women from Mayukwayukwa refugee settlement join the fight against deforestation

Meet Sophie Kabamba Mukeny (45 married and mother of 7 children) and Elizabeth Kapinga (32, single), Congolese refugees living in Mayukwayukwa refugee settlement. They are part of the group of 20 women who were trained in 2021 by Caritas Czech Republic in making environmentally friendly green charcoal.

9 interesting facts about Zambia that will surprise you
August 31, 2022 News

9 interesting facts about Zambia that will surprise you

Thinking of taking a trip to Africa? Explore the mysteries of beautiful Zambia, which, in addition to the famous Victoria Falls, also offers vast wetlands on the Zambezi River, interesting history and a Czech footprint left by Emil Holub in this sub-Saharan country.