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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.

Four years of war in Syria have left Middle East in ruins

Four years of war in Syria have left Middle East in ruins

Caritas aims to increase its work in Syria, Iraq and across the Middle East in 2015 as the conflict in Syria enters into its fifth year with no solution in sight. The Caritas confederation of Catholic aid agencies operating in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey reached 1.2 million people in 2014 with aid through national Caritas and Church partners. Read more on caritas.org.

“We are always fasting” in Syria

Caritas has run winterization programmes, providing fuel, warm clothes and bedding and making tents and accommodation more resistant to cold conditions. Photo by Jean Khoury/Caritas Lebanon

By Bishop Antoine Audo, President of Caritas Syria

Last year – 2014 – really was the hardest of all for those of all us who live in Aleppo. The level of destruction in the city reached its peak. Rockets were raining down on us, we often didn’t have electricity or water and the nights chilled us to the bone. Read more on caritas.org.

Farmers and refugees win Caritas-Voices of Faith prize for women

n villages near Juigalpa in Nicaragua, Caritas helps farmers grow more food. Women farmers have been able to feed their families and sell produce to earn money. Photo by Laura Sheahen/Caritas

Vatican City, March 5–Courageous Syrian refugees and Nicaraguan farmers are the winners of the first-ever “Women, Sowers of Development” award, given to groups that empower women and fight hunger. Read more on caritas.org.

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 www.caritas.eu.

 

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