Press Releases

Press Releases

On this page, you will find our press releases.

If you have any questions or you are interested in interviews with experts from Caritas Czech Republic or in other information about  humanitarian aid and development cooperation, please contact Anna Matysková, anna.matyskova@charita.cz, 603 511 242.

Caritas helps earthquake victims in Italy
August 25, 2016 Press Releases

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.

The United Nations World Humanitarian Summit: Appeal to policymakers for determinacy
May 23, 2016 Press Releases

The United Nations World Humanitarian Summit: Appeal to policymakers for determinacy

The first historical World Humanitarian Summit of the United Nations is objective in adopting steps to take possible mitigation and prevention measures of human suffering begins today. Czech Republic official delegation headed by vice president of government, Pavel Belobradek, are to head to Istanbul where the two-day summit is held.

Secours Catholique Caritas France Issue Statement on the Events of 13th November
November 16, 2015 Press Releases

Secours Catholique Caritas France Issue Statement on the Events of 13th November

Caritas France (Secours Catholique Caritas France) recently issued a statement on the Paris tragedy that happened on the night of Friday 13 November, 2015. It follows from the speeches given by the Archbishop of Marseille Georges Pontier and the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois. Their words have a special place in our hearts.

June 8, 2015 Press Releases

Strengthening the forces of people to fight poverty (Advocacy and Communication Activities Forum)

At the end of May, Caritas Europa organized the Advocacy and Communication Activities Forum. The Forum was attended by 79 representatives from 34 charitable organizations across Europe and representatives from Caritas Internationalis.

Rwanda: The situation of refugees from Burundi
May 19, 2015 Press Releases

Rwanda: The situation of refugees from Burundi

After several days of protests in the streets of the capital Burundi (Bujumbura) against the third presidential term of Pierre Nkurunziza, the country finds itself in an uncertain situation. Several thousands of citizens have already left the country.

Church donation helps in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq
May 14, 2015 Press Releases

Church donation helps in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq

More than 8 million CZK from church donations by Czech believers find its beneficiaries in countries affected by conflict or civil war. The recipients are families and individuals in the east of Ukraine or families in northern Syria and Iraq. During a church fundraiser, which took place at the end of last year and beginning of this year throughout the country, the believers donated 12 341 634 CZK for assistance in the Middle East and in Ukraine.