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Cambodian Youth are Committed to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

“Young people are  important drivers in achieving the 2030 goals because they have knowledge, energy and time to participate with other like-minded youth  in making positive changes in their community. I am very happy to be a part of this network in which I can contribute to promoting SDGs”, said Lyinh, one of the youngsters, during the 2030 Youth Force gathering last Sunday.  

What Is Home?

Come and listen to the stories of people who, for various reasons, came to Europe and the Czech Republic. You will find out whether they consider it their home here and what actually does “home” mean to them. You will hear their personal accounts of how difficult it is to leave home and which difficulties they had to face on the way.
June 12, 3.30 – 6.30 pm
SmetanaQ Gallery, Smetanovo nábřeží 334/4, Prague 1

Fundraising campaign for the family of Mykola

Mykola Shuruta (26) died on 7 December in the factory 'Borgers' in Rokycany, Czech Republic, which supplies parts for the automobile industry. A migrant worker, Mykola had come to the Czech Republic to earn money for his family from Ukraine. This fundraising campaign is organised to support the family of Mykola in this immediate period following his death, and to help solve practical issues which they are now facing. Thanks to many generous donors 87 550 crowns have been raised till the end of January.

Angie Labado about the help of Caritas Czech Republic

Angie Labado (24) talking about organic agriculture in the Philippines. Caritas Czech Republic was working here from the year 2013 (typhoon Yolanda) till spring 2017. All projects are now in the hands of Philippines farmers. See video HERE.

Thesis about rice in Philippines was awarded

The research paper entitled “Rice and Vegetable Value Chains Affecting Small-Scale Farmers in the Philippines” authored by Dr. Buenaventura Dargantes, Cheryl Batistel, and Joviel Teves and published by Caritas Czech Republic was cited as an international book publication by the Visayas State University.

Read more HERE.

Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

Caritas agencies call on western countries to do more to help fleeing Syrians, as more than five million people have been forced to cross borders and register as refugees in neighbouring countries. They warn that a Brussels Conference on Syria this week must prioritise mobilising funds for longer-term development for Syrian refugees. Read more on caritas.org.

South Sudan – the worst hunger and violence of the last 15 years

“My body was shaking from hunger,” said Julia Kefi, a 65 year old widow living in Rajaf, a rural village in South Sudan. “So I set off at 7 am to find wild vegetables and am returning now at midday. Food in the bush is becoming scarce. Once that’s finished, we will wait for death.” Sometimes Julia is too weak to make the arduous trip into the bush. “We share so that everyone makes it to the end of the day,” she said. Read more on a new webiste of Caritas Internationalis dedicated to South Sudan (HERE).

Two years after the earthquake in Nepal, Nirjala again believes in the future

Nepal was struck by devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale on April 25, 2015. Several thousand people have died and many people were injured. The tragedy has caused enormous material damage, especially in the Sindhupalchok region. Caritas Czech Republic together with Caritas Swiss and their partners support the renovation of primary and secondary schools here. 

War victims from Iraqi Kurdistan deserve our solidarity

Diocesan Caritas workers from Brno visited Iraqi Kurdistan to find out how to help the local people. Iraqi Kurdistan is an autonomous entity within the federal Iraqi Republic that is suffering from a shortage of medical care because of the long standing war. Kurdistan represents one of the main defenses against ISIL.

"All my memories about Raqqa are wonderful," said Rabba Lissa

"Life in Raqqa used to be good We had sheep, some land, water. When the problems with ISIS started there, we left for Damascus. We managed to get out before they cut the roads. All my memories about Raqqa are wonderful. ISIS are not good. They stole our land, they killed people. By the time we’d left, there were no jobs left. People were very afraid. We sold our properties and left. Now the house and the farm land have been completely destroyed by the bombing," said Rabba Lissa (60). Read more HERE.