Individual Caritas organizations and Caritas Czech Republic provide assistance to those in need from Haiti across the South American continent, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, to Asian countries. We alleviate humanitarian distress for people affected by war or natural disaster, development cooperation projects concerning health, education, agriculture, environmental protection.
Almost 102 projects and CZK 230 million – this is the balance of the activities of 11 Archdiocesan, Diocesan and regional Caritas organizations and Caritas Czech Republic abroad in 2019. Although we are primarily focused on aid in the Czech Republic, we are the second largest domestic humanitarian organization in the scope of our work abroad.
- Individual archdiocesan, diocesan and district Caritas provided 70 development assistances and 1 humanitarian project in 20 countries mainly through partner organizations for more than CZK 61 million.
- The Department of humanitarian help and development cooperation of Caritas Czech Republic worked on 31 humanitarian and development projects with a budget of almost CZK 169 million.
Generally, our help may be divided into humanitarian and official development assistance. If you want to learn more about those areas of help, continue to following website.
We provide this mainly to people who have lost their homes in a conflict or after a natural disaster, if they are at risk of hunger, epidemics, non-availability of medical care. Recently, our aid has been largely channelled to the Middle East to make life easier for people in Iraq and Syria, as well as eastern Ukraine and Cambodia.
In individual countries, we mainly focus on health, social work, agriculture and the provision of drinking water sources, supporting education and developing of small business and civil society. We take care of environmental protection and respect for human rights, focusing on strategic and sustainable development.