NEWS

International call for tenders

CCR Czech Republic published a call for tenders for organizing a training on Energy audit and Energy building declaration for state Mongolian auditor in a European country. The training is part of the project Supporting a greener and more energy efficient construction industry. In this document, you may find details of the call.

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.

Cardinal Tagle on the Holy Year of Mercy

Cardinal Tagle.

The Holy Year of Mercy is an invitation made by Pope Francis to us all to contemplate the mystery of mercy and undertake a pilgrimage of transformation. Thomas Aquinas described mercy as a “heartfelt sympathy for another’s distress”. The Holy Year is a time for compassion, forgiveness and reconciliation. See video here.

Helping South Sudan build a future

Previous emergency appeal funded this aid distribution in Torit through Caritas Torit and caritas Switzerland (photo: Caritas Switzerland, January 2014).

Caritas is launching an emergency appeal for funds to support almost 35,000 people suffering from hunger and the instability caused by the civil war in South Sudan. The appeal is for 2.1 million euro and will help people for the entirety of 2016. Read more on caritas.org.

An appeal to end the suffering in Syria

Syrian cousins wait inside a tent at Vasariste, a refugee aid point in the Serbian boarder town of Kanjiza. From here refugees will board a bus in to Hungary (photo: Kira Horvath/Catholic Relief Services).

Three years ago, the leaders of UN humanitarian agencies issued an urgent appeal to those who could end the conflict in Syria. They called for every effort to save the Syrian people. “Enough”, they said, of the suffering and bloodshed. That was three years ago. Now, the war is approaching its sixth brutal year. The bloodshed continues. The suffering deepens. Read more on caritas.org.

Remembering Haiti’s heroes

The Catholic Relief Services’ Dominican warehouse in full flow (photo: Katie Orlinsky/Caritas).

In the worst of times, often the best, most noble spirits, rise to the occasion. Such was the case after the Haiti earthquake of 12 January, 2010. In Port au Prince and in areas around the capital, everyone was impacted. Everyone suffered a loss. Some were affected very directly, as they suffered the loss of lives of family members. Other suffered the loss of property and livelihoods. Read more on caritas.org.