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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.

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
September 5, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Baby Richard is on the road to recovery from Malnutrition thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Richard is a two-year-old boy who, thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and the World Food Programme in Zambia, participated in the important Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MYCIN) and Growth, Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programme that benefits his entire community and help him recover from Malnutrition.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Muhammed Hammady describes our work in Iraq and Ukraine
August 11, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Muhammed Hammady describes our work in Iraq and Ukraine

A few months ago, Muhammed Hammady, country director at Caritas Czech Republic in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, moved to Ukraine as a country representative, to oversee our projects there. We talked with him about our work in Ukraine and Iraq, and about his personal motivation to come to the other part of the world to the country which is going through war horrors because of Russian invasion.

Caritas took care of returnees from concentration camps, says historian Jaroslav Šebek
July 27, 2022 News

Caritas took care of returnees from concentration camps, says historian Jaroslav Šebek

Caritas Czech Republic has a rich history, fragments of which date back to the 19th century. After the First World War, organized associations of Caritas began to form. Priests and bishops participated in the creation of the Caritas’ work. It first drew attention to itself while helping refugees from the borders in 1938, and in May it was caring for returnees from concentration camps. We present historical details in an interview with associate professor Jaroslav Šebek.

Caritas Czech Republic is celebrating its 100-year anniversary
July 11, 2022 News

Caritas Czech Republic is celebrating its 100-year anniversary

This year is a turning point for Caritas Czech Republic. It is celebrating one hundred years since its foundation, and can thus take pride in having the title of the oldest non-profit organization in the Czech Republic. At the same time, it is also the largest provider of health and social services in our country. And these are definitely valid reasons to organize celebrations and remember Caritas’ history and importance.

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.