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A bill on housing shortage provided by initiative Za bydlení was submitted to the Czech Government
June 22, 2022 News

A bill on housing shortage provided by initiative Za bydlení was submitted to the Czech Government

On Tuesday, June 7, experts from the Za bydlení initiative submitted a bill on housing support to government representatives. Housing shortage has been a burning issue in the Czech Republic for several years. The availability of housing is constantly deteriorating, so it is important to address the deepening crisis. The current government has pledged to prepare legislation to help find a way out during the first two years of its term.

Caritas will provide psychological support and basic needs to war-affected people in Lviv region
May 27, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

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.

Bees - an unexpected tool in the fight against poverty
May 20, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Bees - an unexpected tool in the fight against poverty

Since 2018, on 20th May we celebrate World Bee Day. The importance of bees for the ecosystem and the food industry has long been known. But these insects are also a source of work and livelihoods in developing regions. One example is the Mantapala refugee camp in Zambia, where dozens of refugees have started to make a living from beekeeping thanks to Caritas Czech Republic.

8 million from church collection increase self-sufficiency for the needy in the Middle East
May 19, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

8 million from church collection increase self-sufficiency for the needy in the Middle East

Thanks to the 8 million Czech crowns raised in a church collection, Caritas Czech Republic can provide a source of livelihood for people in need in the Middle East. We have helped women start their own businesses, and provided local farmers with the knowledge and equipment to farm in the face of growing water scarcity. Young people can continue their education thanks to our support. This year's church collection to help Christians in need takes place this Sunday, 22nd May.

80 people per toilet? Caritas to secure better conditions for displaced Ukrainians in Transcarpathia
May 16, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

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.

How does the money from the Caritas for Ukraine collection help?
May 10, 2022 News

How does the money from the Caritas for Ukraine collection help?

The war in Ukraine has been going on for several weeks, but we tirelessly continue helping the people affected by the conflict. We provide material assistance to our partner Caritas Ukraine, we help refugees at the borders and we also provide them with necessities in our country. We can do all that thanks to your support. Find out details about the use of the money raised from the Caritas for Ukraine collection.

A story from Ukraine: The last straw
May 10, 2022 News

A story from Ukraine: The last straw

On Monday, March 7, after five o'clock in the morning, a rocket flew into my apartment through the window," recalls Marina, a sympathetic black-haired lady in a striped T-shirt, showing us a photo of a damaged panel house on her tablet. 

The kids are homesick. And so am I, says the teacher of the Ukrainian adaptation club run by Caritas
May 10, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

The kids are homesick. And so am I, says the teacher of the Ukrainian adaptation club run by Caritas

More than 300,000 Ukrainian refugees have already found asylum in the Czech Republic. 40 per cent of them are children. But many of them do not go to educational institutions because there is not enough place for them. Caritas Czech Republic has therefore set up the Young Caritas club for Ukrainian children, which currently consists of 14 children.

Humanitarian aid for 1500 displaced Ukrainians. Caritas Czech Republic has launched new project
May 2, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

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.

The Merciful Summer completely rescued fifteen thousand people from the debt trap
April 29, 2022 News

The Merciful Summer completely rescued fifteen thousand people from the debt trap

The amendment to Act on Enforcement, the so-called "Merciful Summer", which was aimed at forgiving interest to debtors of public institutions after payment of the principal sum, ended at the end of January this year. The Chamber of Executors presented the final data, according to which 15,000 people had their debts wiped out. The total paid principal sums amount to 390 million crowns.