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During his visit to Iraq, Pope Francis will support communities we are working with
March 5, 2021 News

During his visit to Iraq, Pope Francis will support communities we are working with

Pope Francis is the first highest representative of the Catholic Church to ever visit Iraq. The trip will take place between 5th and 8th March 2021. He wants to support peaceful renovation of the country that not that long time ago was caught in a bloody conflict. Systematic violence against the Christian communities lead to hundreds of thousands of believers, especially from the Nineveh Plains, to leave the country. Personally supporting its renovation will be one of the goals of the visit. Caritas Czech republic has been working with refugees in the region helping them restore their livelihoods.

What is life like for women in Moldova? Interview with Daniela from Caritas Czech Republic
March 4, 2021 News

What is life like for women in Moldova? Interview with Daniela from Caritas Czech Republic

International Women's Day is a reason for big celebrations in Moldova. On this day, women are celebrated and receive gifts, but for most of the year they still face unequal conditions. However, the situation is gradually improving. Last year, for example, Moldova elected its first-ever woman president. Daniela Dohotaru-Grițcan from Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova describes what is life like for women in Moldovan society.

Over 80 million CZK raised in the Three Kings Collection! How does it help in developing countries?
March 3, 2021 News

Over 80 million CZK raised in the Three Kings Collection! How does it help in developing countries?

As every year, the traditional Three Kings Collection took place this January. However, this year was different because due to the epidemiological situation, the carol had to do without the carolers in the streets. Donations were collected in special boxes in various places or they were sent online or via DMS. Despite the difficulties, almost 80,3 million CZK was raised. The fundraiser is still open and you can support it online or by sending DMS until the end of April. Let us show you how the money from the collection helped in developing countries in the last year.

Thanks to our support, Georgia has a new organic farm
March 2, 2021 News

Thanks to our support, Georgia has a new organic farm

Upper Adjaria is beautiful, but life has not always been easy for people there. Who wants to succeed in this wild part of Georgia has to be creative and willing to work hard. Guram Dzirkvadze is one of those people. He has built up a prosperous organic farm with his own hands. Thanks to the support of Caritas Czech Republic, he can now export his products further afield, and ultimately make it to the European market.

Caritas is creating new jobs in the Georgian region of Adjara
February 26, 2021 News

Caritas is creating new jobs in the Georgian region of Adjara

Adjara is one of the most beautiful Georgian regions. At the same time, however, it is a very poor area and is one of the least developed parts of Georgia. Most people here still depend on agricultural livelihoods. We are supporting locals in their businesses and create jobs for them so that they do not have to leave their home region. Thanks to our help, already 150 new jobs have been created.

Thanks to her determination and our support, Mzevinar from Georgia could start her own business
February 25, 2021 News

Thanks to her determination and our support, Mzevinar from Georgia could start her own business

Mountainous Adjaria is one of the least developed and poorest regions in Georgia. Finding work is a real challenge there. Caritas Czech Republic is helping local people start their own business and create sustainable jobs to prevent work migration from the region. One of the people we helped is Mzevinar Iremadze, who focuses on traditional techniques of embroidery and knitting. Thanks to the support she had received from us, she could open her own small studio, and her products reach more customers further away.

Feedback and Complaints in Caritas Czech Republic: Why is it important to raise your voice
February 22, 2021 News

Feedback and Complaints in Caritas Czech Republic: Why is it important to raise your voice

We encourage everyone we work with to let us know their opinions. Whether it is a participant of a recently held program or somebody who might have been exposed to some unpleasant incident. Everyone has the right to speak out and to be heard. That is why at Caritas Czech Republic we pay special attention to our Feedback and complaints mechanism and want to make sure everyone has access to it.

Caritas helped more than 6 700 displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh
February 18, 2021 News

Caritas helped more than 6 700 displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh

War forced tens of thousands of families out of their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh. Many of them believed they would be able to return home after ceasefire was signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia in November last year. The conflict was over, but certain areas of Armenia have newly become part of Azerbaijan. Many people have therefore nowhere to return to. Caritas is supporting displaced people, and is helping them find a solution in such challenging situation.

Life on a mission during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is it like in Mongolia?
February 16, 2021 News

Life on a mission during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is it like in Mongolia?

COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for almost a year. Would you like to know how life on Caritas Czech Republic's missions has changed? For example Mongolia did not have any local transmission of the COVID-19 disease until November. However, the country has already put in restrictions in the beginning of last year. How did the pandemic affect our work? How did we help people who were hit hard by the crisis? Jana Žilková, head of our mission in Mongolia, will tell us more about it.

CCR renews its access to EU humanitarian budget and will be a DG ECHO certified partner until 2027
February 15, 2021 News

CCR renews its access to EU humanitarian budget and will be a DG ECHO certified partner until 2027

Humanitarian needs are growing globally. Not only because of the impacts of climate change, but also because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seriously hit developing countries. They are in desperate need of help, and the European Commission reacted by increasing its initial annual humanitarian budget for 2021 by 60% to €1.4 billion. Caritas Czech Republic has been working with The Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO) since 2004, and was one of the first organisations to receive a prestigious certificate and thus have this partnership prolonged for another 7 years.