Caritas helps earthquake victims in Italy
A strong earthquake struck central Italy on the night of 24 August, resulting in material damage, and the death of 240 people. Rescuers and police keep searching for survivors in the wreckage. Volunteers, religious brothers and bishops helped Caritas Italy to distribute food and other humanitarian aid. Representatives of the Roman Catholic Church expressed solidarity with the victims and Caritas Czech Republic has provided financial aid from its crisis fund.