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Caritas is still helping in places devastated by tornado
October 8, 2021 Articles

Caritas is still helping in places devastated by tornado

For three months now, Caritas has been helping people after the tornado. In the first days, Caritas workers provided humanitarian aid, later they visited families and dealt with their financial assistance from fund. Caritas still stands by the inhabitants of Moravian municipalities. Three months after the unexpected destruction, a special tent in Mikulčice is still in operation. The following report describes how it works.

Caritas Czech Republic nurses discussed personal shortage
October 21, 2021 Articles

Caritas Czech Republic nurses discussed personal shortage

The alarming shortage of nursing staff across the whole republic, the obstacles in legislation that make addressing the situation difficult, but also an analysis of reasons leading to today´s situation and what solutions are on offer, were the main topics of the Round Table where representatives of Qualitas Optima 2020 and Gratia futurum 913 organizations met. The expert meeting took place for the first time ever in mid-September in Marianeum Hotel in Prague.

Deputies approved public insurance for foreigners’ newborns, but no longer for their children
October 21, 2021 Articles

Deputies approved public insurance for foreigners’ newborns, but no longer for their children

Children of foreigners legally residing in the Czech Republic are still not entitled to public health insurance, and thus not to adequate health care. The chance to close one of the most painful places of integration of foreigners in the Czech Republic was wasted.

Caritas will appreciate the dedicated work of its staff, volunteers and supporters in the St. Vitus
October 18, 2021 Articles

Caritas will appreciate the dedicated work of its staff, volunteers and supporters in the St. Vitus

The Caritas Czech Republic Prize has been awarded since 2008. It is a thanks and a recognition for the dedicated work of excellent employees, volunteers or supporters of Caritas. At the same time, we consider it a reminder of the feast of the patron saint Vincent de Paul (September 27).

Exhibition Vietnam Stories: How do Vietnamese live in the Czech Republic?
October 8, 2021 Articles

Exhibition Vietnam Stories: How do Vietnamese live in the Czech Republic?

In the Czech Republic, the Vietnamese are not only mini-market owners and middle-aged businessmen. There are also seniors, children, teenagers and progressive youngsters. The third Vietnamese generation is growing up here. We invite you to the travelling photographic exhibition by leading documentary photographer Jindřich Štreit.

Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic cancelled zones without supplementary payment
September 20, 2021 Articles

Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic cancelled zones without supplementary payment

Zones without supplementary payment, which were enabled in urban areas by a part of the Act on Material Need, will disappear. The motion to dismiss was submitted by 17 senators. The concerned part of the provision of the mentioned Act was revoked by the Constitutional Court on August 31. According to its statement, the limitation of benefits in delimited areas affects all people in need and interferes with the law on providing basic living standards. We view the cancellation of the zones without supplementary payment very positively, since we focus on helping people in need in social area in a long term.

Caritas Czech Republic launches an appeal for Afghanistan
September 7, 2021 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Caritas Czech Republic launches an appeal for Afghanistan

Afghanistan has long been facing conflicts, the effects of climate change and poverty. The recent takeover of the country by the Taliban will inevitably deepen the humanitarian crisis and significantly worsen the security situation in the country. A large number of Afghans have no choice but to flee the country and seek a safer place to live. A significant increase in the number of refugees in the surrounding states is expected. In response to the situation, Caritas Czech Republic is launching the appeal Caritas Czech Republic for Afghanistan to help refugees in neighbouring countries.

 From Displaced Woman to Humanitarian Worker
August 18, 2021 CCR-Iraq

From Displaced Woman to Humanitarian Worker

Being a woman working in the humanitarian sector is not easy, especially in Iraq, where less than 15 percent of women participate in the labor market. This is among the lowest women labor participation rates worldwide. We have been talking to Jwan Najeeb Behnam, who works as a Caritas Czech Republic Livelihood Officer in Ninewa, Iraq. She shares her experience as a working woman, especially in non-governmental organizations.

Collection for people affected by the tornado. Thank you for your help!
June 26, 2021 Articles

Collection for people affected by the tornado. Thank you for your help!

South Moravian Region was hit by a heavy storm with a hailstorm and a tornado on Thursday evening and Friday night causing severe damage. There was a number of casualties and hundreds were injured including children. Caritas is helping in the affected areas and is sending out intervention teams. Diocesan Caritas Brno is organizing a collection for people hit by the damaging tornado in the Hodonín and Břeclavsko region. The donations will help in specific villages.

Donors supported the Three Kings’ Collection with almost CZK 81,5. The money is already helping. Tha
June 23, 2021 Press release

Donors supported the Three Kings’ Collection with almost CZK 81,5. The money is already helping. Tha

Every coin of this year’s Three Kings’ Collection was counted. The 21st year has reached CZK 81,476,000. That is a considerable amount. The traditional carolling had to leave out the main aspect: the carollers, due to the epidemiological situation. It was possible to contribute to the Collection only online or through the “static moneyboxes”. The collected money is no longer stored on the account, but is already helping all over the country those in need, who found themselves in a difficult situation due to the covid-19 epidemic as well.