Closing the flood emergency aid centre

The flood emergency aid centre in Londýnská Street in Prague 2, which received material aid for the regions affected by the floods, is open until 28th June 2013. The material donation centre at Záběhlická 72, Prague 10 continues to be in operation, 24 hours a day. We thank everyone who took part in the flood relief. We distributed all the donated material among the people in the affected areas.

Memory of Václav Havel

Václav HavelOn Sunday 18 December the man to whom we owe the return of freedom in our country has passes away. "Václav Havel was primarily a man who laid the foundations of a free and active civil society, and staunchly defended it all his life," said the director of Caritas Oldrich Haičman.

Director for Caritas Georgia

Caritas Georgia has announced a tender for a new director of the organization, among other things, responsible for the management and coordination of Caritas, for the preparation and implementation of strategies for its development. The Director will manage the organization in accordance with Georgian law and international standards of Caritas (including Caritas Europa). You may find more information about the position on Careers.

Ukraine Crisis: Meet the IDP families Caritas isworking with

Ukraine Crisis: Meet the IDP families Caritas isworking with

The humanitarian situation continues to worsen in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy reports that there are 1,000,000 IDPs (internally displaced people) across the country (as from 21 January 2015.) Meanwhile, as the conflict keeps taking its toll, Caritas Ukraine is helping over 40,000 people in 19 localities across the country. Read more on

Searching for Mongolian project partner

Caritas Czech Republic has extended the selection procedure for a partner organization for the new upcoming project aimed at creating a system of recycling of used building materials in Mongolia. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2015. For more information, see document Call for Project Partner (docx file).

Abraham, Mukonda and Robbams – meeting students from Zambia

Student Mukonda (on the right, in yellow shirt), one of the students in Solwezi in Zambia, with classmates proudly showing stools, which they produced by themselves

Three students from the Zambian city, Solwezi, shared their stories and future plans for when they finish their studies in four technical areas taught at two colleges in the north-western province of Zambia. The school year began last September and the examination period is now under way.

Winter help for Iraqis fleeing persecution

Shereen Sabah, 34,”But it’s more difficult now i have the baby. It’s very cold in the tent, and draught too. The baby is always sick and vomiting. There are doctors here but still she’s always sick of the cold.” Photo by Sam Tarling/Caritas

“It makes me sad that my baby was born in a tent and will live in a tent,” said Shereen Sabah. She was five months pregnant when she fled ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) extremists who overran the Sinjar area of northern Iraq in August. She is part of the Shabak community, one of the minorities targeted by the militants along with Yazidis, Christians and some Muslim sects. Read more on



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