Donors and Partners

Caritas Czech Republic has a long-term cooperation with a number of important donors. Because of this, we can implement humanitarian and development programs in the chosen countries. Which organizations are involved and how do they participate in our projects? 


UNDP | United Nations Development Programme

The Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq started in May the implementation of the flagship project "Sustainable Livelihoods & Economic Recovery in HEET, Anbar, Iraq."

The project is implemented by the Caritas Czech Republic, in partnership with UNDP, with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), provided through KFW Development Bank. The project budget is 5,4 Million

The project outcomes are value chain study and rapid needs assessment, skill development of 2600 CfW beneficiaries through short-term training, community rehabilitation infrastructure through CfW, job placement, and business support targeting 40 % of women.

The overall number of beneficiaries is around 3,350 women and men.

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Czech Ministry of Interior 

With Ministry of Interior's (MoI) support we were able to implement the '3D printed medical supplies for medical facilities in Ninew governorate in Iraq' project. In order for Iraqis to be able to go back to the areas affected by the recent conflict, they need functioning services and basic healthcare. Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq helped with this process by simplifying the repairs and maintenance of medical devices and reducing the costs of 3D-printing technology in Mosul city. By ensuring the availability and usage of the equipment and supplies, Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq also ensured that the patients did not have to wait for so long or travel to other locations to receive the needed treatment. The MoI subsidy amounts to 100% of the total project budget.

Another project implemented with MoI support is 'Increasing access to sustainable and quality healthcare services for returnees and vulnerable communities in Al Qa´im district, Governorate of Al Anbar, Iraq'

Primary healthcare remains one of the biggest challenges after the conflict in Iraq has ended. Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq supplied and installed new medical equipment and devices in Al Qa’im General Hospital to replace the damaged ones, and imported new technologies that helped improve the overall quality of the healthcare services. Caritas additionally rehabilitated the statistical department and delivered technical trainings to medical and administrative personnel in the hospital. The entire grant for this project was provided by the MFA.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The 'Emergency shelter and NFI assistance to improve living conditions of mot vulnerable families in Iraq' project was supported by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA). 

Main objective of the project was to support severely vulnerable families living in unfinished and abandoned buildings, by providing them with crucial non-food items (NFI). These included mattresses, pillows, blankets, quilts, kitchen sets, cooking stoves, plastic sheets, solar lamps and jerrycans for water and fuel, and sealing-off kits (SoKs) with which Caritas could support the rehabilitation of critical shelters. 

The UN OCHA subsidy amounts to 100% of the total project budget.

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World Food Programme

The 'Improve national education and nutrition of schoolboys and girls while supporting local livelihoods through the implementation of school feeding programme in Daquq District - KIRKUK' project was implemented with generous support of World Food Programme (WFP). After the recent violence, life in Iraq is returning to normal. One of the key aspects of that is ensuring regular school attendance. Therefore, Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq had been playing a significant role in encouraging students to attend schools. The project team conducted hygiene promotion sessions and distributed meals to 18,000 school students of grades 1 till 6 enrolled at 65 schools in Daquq, Kirkuk. 

The WFP grant amounts to 100% of the total project budget.

The 'Improve living conditions and support livelihoods for vulnerable returnees and host communities through food assistance for asset creation in Ramadi District/ Anbar Governate' project implemented from January 2020 to April 2020 aimed to support 24 targeted communities that live on the two banks of the Euphrates River to help them build community resilience for sustained food production and improve livelihoods, which was done through cash transfers in exchange for work as an incentive for creation of productive livelihood assets. The whole project was also sponsored by WFP.

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Czech Bishops Conference  

The whole 'Support Sustainable Livelihood and Income Generating Opportunities for vulnerable returnee families in Ninewa Plain' project was supported by Czech Bishops Conferene's generous grant.

ISIL military operations destroyed most of the water pumping stations and irrigation systems in the Ninewa governorate, which was known as the breadbasket of the country. Also, crops were destroyed and there are continued problems with insecurity, theft, looting and unexploded ordinances. Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq is responding to this issue by supporting at least 60 of the most vulnerable families who live in the area through strengthening agricultural livelihoods and improved value chains. 

Another successfully implemented project with the Czech Bishops Conferene's support is 'Improve living conditions and enhance resilience of most vulnerable returnee families through shelter rehabilitation in Hamdaniya District in Ninew Governorate, Iraq'. In partnership with the Church Supreme Board for Reconstruction-Baghdeda, Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq rehabilitated 32 houses (for 230 returnees) in Al Hamdaniyeh in the governorate of Nineveh. Caritas helped by either providing the families with financial aid to reconstructing the houses by themselves or hiring local craftsmen who helped them with the rehabilitation of the damaged houses. 

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Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has been cooperating with Caritas Czech Republic on many humanitarian a development projects in our mission countries.

Another 'Support Livelihoods and Sustainable Income Generation for Vulnerable Communities in the Area of Return in Ninewa Plain' project was implemented with the support of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As many unfortunate events as ISIL military operations, insecurity, theft, looting or Covid-19 pandemic occured to Iraq and its citizens, Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq esponded to these issues by supporting at least 60 of the most vulnerable families who live in the area through strengthening agricultural livelihoods and improved value chains.

The MFA grant amounts to 90% of the total project budget.

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Secours Catholique - Caritas France and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs

The 'Emergency humanitarian assistance for vulnerable internally displaced families in Berseve 1 Camp, Iraq (Kurdistan)' project was implemented with Secours Catholique - Caritas's France and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs's support. In this project, Caritas provided basic water, sanitation and hygiene services to people in the Berseve 1 Camp. Through a Cash for Work methodology, it offered temporary job opportunities to over 160 vulnerable households to meet their basic needs for at least one month through their involvement in the project.

The Secours Catholique - Caritas France and the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs grant amounts to 36% of the total project budget.

The 'Improve living conditions for vulnerable IDP families in Kabarto 1 Camp through continuous and quality supporting primary healthcare centre' project was implemented with The Secours Catholique - Caritas France help. Thanks to this project, approximately 14,000 internally displaced people could access high quality primary health services within the vicinity of the camp. Through specialized health staff (doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives and drivers), Caritas Czech republic in Iraq was able to provide clinical consultations, reproductive health services, laboratory tests and medical supplies. 

The Secours Catholique - Caritas France grant amounts to 64% of the total project budget.

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United Nations Human Settlements Programme

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT) supported Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq in the project 'Mediation and peaceful resolution of HLP disputes, Support to Housing, Land and Property Rights for IDPs in Nineveh'. 

One of the issues caused by the recent period of violence in Iraq are numerous land or property disputes brought up by the lack of documentation and complicated socio-economic circumstances of many families. In this project, Caritas hired an internationally certified mediator to train 14 local mediators on identifying and addressing house, land and property (HLP) disputes among local families in the districts of Al Hamdaniyeh and Telkeif in Nineveh. It aimed not only at resolving identified disputes, but it also strived to build a robust community-based structure for HLP dispute resolution with the involvement of various community structures (familial, customary and administrative).

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