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Caritas help the victims of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
October 30, 2020 Articles

Caritas help the victims of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Because of the armed conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, up to 20 thousand of people living in Nagorno-Karabakh had to leave their homes, as it is the area both states want to gain. And therefore, Caritas Czech Republic decided to send 5,000 euros from its funds to help the refugees who have fled to Armenia. This money will be given to the branch of Caritas in Armenia which provides help in this area.

I prey for the Lebanese and keep fingers crossed for them
August 18, 2020 Articles

I prey for the Lebanese and keep fingers crossed for them

Bronislava Barošová comes from Bohemia but Lebanon has become her second home. In the  interview for Charita (Caritas Czech republic) she describes how the recent explosion has affected her family and friends, and she described the current situation in Beirut.

The hospital looked as if there was a war raging around, a Caritas volunteer describes the situation
August 14, 2020 Articles

The hospital looked as if there was a war raging around, a Caritas volunteer describes the situation

On a regular August afternoon the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary Beirut citizens turned to wrecks – and literally so. Maritta is one of those affected by the massive explosion in the port warehouse last week, her house was badly damaged. Even in this difficult situation she has decided to help others as a volunteer with the Lebanese Caritas.

Caritas across the world have raised more than € 530 000 for Lebanon
August 12, 2020 Articles

Caritas across the world have raised more than € 530 000 for Lebanon

The capital of Lebanon is slowly recovering from the initial shock following a massive explosion which has shattered the port area. After the event local Caritas Lebanon offered immediate assistance – and to this date Caritas organizations from more than 10 countries in the world have made a contribution to directly support the victims of this disaster with an amount exceeding  € 530 000.

Caritas Czech Republic provided immediate assistance to Beirut
August 11, 2020 Articles

Caritas Czech Republic provided immediate assistance to Beirut

Recent Beirut port explosion that caused massive damages has subsequently evoked a great wave of solidarity around the globe. We have immediately joined the aid efforts – as well as dozens of people from all over the Czech Republic that have sent their financial gifts to the bank account of our public collection. The first financial contribution of 10 000 € from the CCR crisis fund was sent today. Together with this sum, the overall amount of money provided by Caritas Internationalis members to help Beirut exceeds 532 000 € at this moment.

Seven weeks since the crisis began: our help continues and we are thankful for your support!
April 29, 2020 Articles

Seven weeks since the crisis began: our help continues and we are thankful for your support!

Thanks to you, the “Collection for Czechia” account has accumulated almost CZK 4 million and the first money is being distributed to people in need in the individual dioceses; our employees as well as volunteers work with immense dedication in retirement homes, in counselling, in home-care nursing, they provide spiritual support, and advise to foreigners living in here – as a short summary of the Caritas Czech Republic endeavours in the past few weeks.

The situation from Caritas’ point of view: the poor in the Czech Republic will not enjoy their right
February 26, 2020 Press Release

The situation from Caritas’ point of view: the poor in the Czech Republic will not enjoy their right

The social gap is opening dangerously in the Czech Republic. While society is getting richer, we are seeing more poor and homeless people because there is no affordable housing for them. The subsistence level is likely to be increased this year after eight years. How do people who have run into trouble find their way back? Caritas presents an analysis of the situation of poor families and individuals, elderly and homeless people, and proposes a series of measures without which the lives of poor people will not improve.

Bottom line: The Three Kings’ Collection broke last year's record. More than 130 million collected!
January 31, 2020 Articles

Bottom line: The Three Kings’ Collection broke last year's record. More than 130 million collected!

Now we know the contents of all the moneyboxes – and it's a record high! The Three Kings’ carollers pulled out all the stops, the donors were extremely generous, and we can help people in need better. Such is the bottom line of this year's Three Kings’ Collection. Donors put into almost 25,000 moneyboxes coins and banknotes totalling CZK 130,331,872, and another CZK 922,151 came through donor SMS during the broadcast of the Three Kings’ Concert on 5 January on CT1.

It's buttoned up! Home care gets extra cash, readiness for strike action is over
November 7, 2019 Articles

It's buttoned up! Home care gets extra cash, readiness for strike action is over

Readiness for strike action is over. The home health care segment is expected to receive about 30% extra cash next year. The Board of Directors, the highest body of Caritas Czech Republic, therefore decided to end the current strike action of the nurses, which had lasted more than a year. Home care can continue.

Caritas new survey: twenty per cent of young people are at risk of poverty
June 13, 2018 Press Release

Caritas new survey: twenty per cent of young people are at risk of poverty

To take a closer look at young people at risk of poverty and their biggest problems, as well as to find out how true the received ideas of poverty are, this was the basic motivation to prepare the survey organised by Caritas Czech Republic and the Czech Bishops’ Conference together with the firm Median. It confirmed that for young people, the issues of housing, indebtedness and access to employment are the most serious problems.