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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 The concerned part of the provision of the mentioned Act was revoked by the Constitutional Court on August 31.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.

How is Caritas Czech Republic helping refugees in Zambia?
June 14, 2021 CCR-Zambia

How is Caritas Czech Republic helping refugees in Zambia?

Restrictions associated with COVID-19 has made the lives of displaced people even more vulnerable, limiting their access to basic rights. As of 31st August 2020, Zambia has hosted over 92,598 people of concern who have fled their homelands due to persecution, conflict, violence or natural disasters.

Success of the Three Kings’ Collection. Thank you!
May 27, 2021 Articles

Success of the Three Kings’ Collection. Thank you!

Every coin of this year’s Three Kings’ Collection was counted. The 21st year has reached CZK 81,476,000. Such a good outcome was not expected. 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.

How Covid Grants are resuscitating small businesses on the road to recovery
May 17, 2021 CCR-Zambia

How Covid Grants are resuscitating small businesses on the road to recovery

2020 was the year that normalized devastating loss for everyone. This year, the international shutdowns and the economic shockwaves caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continue to stifle trade. In the global south, the new normal is pushing small business to the brink of extinction.

Uyanga: A story of green lifestyle
March 18, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Uyanga: A story of green lifestyle

Waste management has become a major issue in Mongolia due to increased population growth, urbanization and industrialization during the last decade. Caritas is helping Mongolia with sustainable plastic recycling and supports the development of a green economy. Its new project aims to strengthen the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient circular economy in Mongolia with the financial support of the European Union.

The Three King's moneyboxes unsealed – 80 million collected. Thank you!
February 22, 2021 Articles

The Three King's moneyboxes unsealed – 80 million collected. Thank you!

The donations from the Three King's moneyboxes have been counted and its total amount reached 52,3 million. The online carolling on the website of the collection brought another almost 24 million and over 4 million came through generous donor DMS. In total, this year’s Three Kings Collection brought almost 80,3 million for those in need. The carolling is not over yet. You can support the collection online or by DMS until the end of April.