"I live to be an entrepreneur!" is the motto of Zambian fair

Elementary school pupils from Shibanga.

Caritas Czech Republic cooperates with local governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations which make efforts to improve living conditions of former Angolan refugees and their hosts in Mayukwayukwa in Zambia.

Support of the socially disabled in Palestine is in progress

Presentation of the activities of Caritas Czech Republic in Palestine.

Palestine’s economy is highly dependent on outside support, which is estimated upwards of 1,8 trillion USD (approximately 43 trillion CZK). Around 30% of the country’s GDP comes from outside help, which allows the operation of up to half of the Palestinian national services. Unemployment affects mainly graduates and women  and at the same time the difference with salaries between genders is above 12%.

Children in Iraq have to overcome their traumas

Zirak, nine years old boy.

Big eyes and a dark blue sweatshirt of a European football team, Zirak is hiding under the hood and peeks to see what's going on around him. Zirak is 9 years old and is afraid of thunderstorms. He fled from the village of Sinjar and now lives in Baadre, a village in the governorate of Dohuk, in the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Christmas greetings from Haiti

Kristýna Lungová.

A Christmas surprise from Haitian children for “adoptive parents” is on its way ... It cost us a bit of sorting, folding, gluing and enveloping at Archdiocesan Caritas Olomouc, but the result is definitely worth it: letters from Haitian children full of kind and thankful words, multi-coloured drawings and photographs in frames painted by the writers themselves. The “adoptive parents” really have something to look forward to...

International Day of Migrants: Solidarity is the answer

Ilustrative picture.

Today is the International Day of Migrants. We take this opportunity to remind our governments that solidarity should be the answer to creating more welcoming and inclusive societies, and that they should not overlook migrants’ human rights.

World Food Programme (WFP) plans to interrupt humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees

World Food Programme (WFP) plans to interrupt humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

Jordan as a country became a new home for nearly 1,4 million refugees from Syria who have fled their homes due to long-lasting conflict. The United Nations has recorded 650 000 refugees so far. The World Food Programme (WFP) reduced food aid last month as a result of Jordanian and the global economy. According to recent reports, the WFP warns that support of Syrian refugees is going to be interrupted completely.

“Houses like in a fairy tale”

Roz during her narration at the Masaryk Public Library in Vsetín.

The first memory Kurdish-Syrian Roz has about the Czech Republic are the houses that look like they are from a fairy tale. Together with her mother and five siblings, the family were granted asylum in Prague. Two of her cousins were killed in Syria while fighting against the Islamic State, one of whom fought in well known battle of Kobani – at the Turkish border. 

Agriculture resistant to climatic changes

Illustrative picture (photo: Jakub Žák).

Caritas Czech Republic, together with partner organization Rice Watch, launched activities in the Philippines to enhance the ability of farmers to adapt to climate changes in areas affected by typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) in November 2013. In addition to the introduction of an early warning system via mobile applications, Caritas also plans to establish a training centre.