End of mission in Chechnya

End of mission in Chechnya.

Caritas Czech Republic concludes their mission in Chechnya. After 15 years of humanitarian and development work, Caritas Czech Republic terminated its activities in Chechnya. The reason is, among other things, a continued decline of donors’ interest in Chechnya.

Following typhoon abnormal drought strikes the Philippines

Nearly two years after the Haiyan typhoon struck the Philippines in November 2013, local farmers have increasingly been faced with the consequences of extreme drought. According to scientists from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and from the British Meteorological Office (MET), an unusually long period without rain has caused the phenomenon of El Niño.

The town of Bělá has received aid for refugees

The town of Bělá has received aid for refugees.

Yesterday, refugee aid from the diocesan caritas of Litoměřice went to the town of Bělá pod Bezdězem. Caritas Litoměřice wants to send help in other forms in the future, not just with material help.

850 Moldovans to be trained in child protection

The title page of training manual.

In August 2015, Moldovan experts, mainly from an organization called SocioPolis, finished six months work on materials for instructors and social workers active in the area of child protection. This included materials for tutors in family-type children’s homes, specialists from social centres and employees of relevant local institutions. A Czech expert, Petra Winnette, Ph.D, helped with the preparation of the materials.

Syrians reflect on refugee option

A Syrian boy in an abandoned park in Lesbos, Greece, now a refugee camp (photo: Patrick Nicholson/Caritas).

"Every time I watch the news showing refugees arriving to Europe, risking their lives and their children’s lives by throwing themselves into the sea to escape from Syria, I see in them only desperation," says Sandra Awad. Read more on caritas.org.

Food, war and Caritas at EXPO 2015

Representatives of Caritas from the whole world (photo: Simone Stefanelli).

Caritas Internationalis, which unites 165 national Caritas including the Czech one, wants you to think about food: where it comes from, how to make sure everyone’s got enough, the right quality of food, its ability to bring us together, its essential role in everyone’s lives and its crucial role in the life of every person.

Our volunteer Kristýna in Haiti: medical care for children is taking shape

Children in Haiti (foto: Jiří Pasz).

Our humanitarian worker Kristýna Lungová has already spent her first three weeks in Haiti. You can read her observations about life both in countryside and the capital city Port-au-Prince. Here, she’s currently collecting medicaments for small Haitian children, since they are soon to be examined.

Vsetin against poverty – Vsetin’s schools for a better world

All participants of the third year of Vsetin against poverty – Vsetin’s schools for a better world

On Monday September 21st the third annual event, “Vsetin against poverty – Vsetin’s schools for a better world,” took place. One part of the program was a debate held by Vsetin’s school pupils about global problems in today’s world.