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Nabil trained to be a carpenter and now runs his own firm
June 9, 2022 CCR-Iraq

Nabil trained to be a carpenter and now runs his own firm

Nabil Nihad Jiyad is a 27-year-old man from the Al-Baghdadi district in Iraq. He is married and lives with his wife in an unfinished house, that he does not own. Since he was a little boy, Nabil dreamed of opening his own carpentry shop for riverboats. But after the arrival of ISIS, he could not find any job, let alone start his own business. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic and UNDP, Nabil now has his own general carpentry and riverboat carpentry shop.

10 interesting facts about Georgia that will surprise you
July 1, 2022 News

10 interesting facts about Georgia that will surprise you

Are you planning to go on holiday this year? Maybe your destination is a small country on the border between Europe and Asia. For many people, Georgia is still an undiscovered destination, but the country has a lot to offer. Here are 10 interesting facts that will convince you to visit Georgia!

Asma from Syria fulfills her childhood dream and opens her own café
June 20, 2022 News

Asma from Syria fulfills her childhood dream and opens her own café

Although Asma Bbakir lives in a country that has been torn by civil war for over 11 years, she has not given up on her childhood dreams. Thanks to an educational course from Caritas Czech Republic, the student of the College of Economics and Management has opened her own business - a small café that serves mainly as a quiet place for students or intellectuals to learn.

Stories of refugees who are getting back on their feet thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
June 8, 2022 News

Stories of refugees who are getting back on their feet thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

"Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. But my family could not afford the school," twenty-seven-year-old Sigiro, a refugee from Rwanda, tells us in a Zambian hospital. “Caritas Czech Republic helped me secure a scholarship and today I am a doctor," Sigiro continues happily. We support refugees like her to stand on their own two feet. Because often all it takes is a little support at the beginning for refugees to take their lives into their own hands Read the stories of the people we support.

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes
June 7, 2022 News

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes

The number of people who were forced to leave their homes has doubled in the last 10 years to 82.4 million refugees today. The most common reasons why people involuntarily leave their home country or region are protracted wars, political persecution and, more recently, problems related to climate change. Our assistance in 6 countries focuses not only on providing the basic necessities to live but also on sustainable solutions that give refugees a chance for a better future. 

Cash assistance helps Ukrainian refugees in Moldova meet their needs in dignity
May 31, 2022 CCR-Moldova

Cash assistance helps Ukrainian refugees in Moldova meet their needs in dignity

Caritas Czech Republic started the first phase of EU-funded cash assistance distributions to vulnerable refugees from Ukraine who are housed in the Dubasari, Straseni, Comrat, Ceadir-Lunga and Vulcanesti regions of Moldova. The first families, sheltered in Straseni and Dubasari districts, received financial support in the amount of 2,200 lei  (around EUR 112) per family member. This aid will help them meet their basic needs, restore a sense of normalcy and become more resilient.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Delgermaa, our project manager from Mongolia
May 30, 2022 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Delgermaa, our project manager from Mongolia

Would you like to know more about the Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation department in Caritas Czech Republic? We launched a series of interviews with our colleagues who will tell you more about our work across the world. This time we interviewed Delgermaa, our project manager who focuses on working with youth in Mongolia.

Caritas will provide psychological support and basic needs to war-affected people in Lviv region
May 27, 2022 News

Caritas will provide psychological support and basic needs to war-affected people in Lviv region

The war in Ukraine has already displaced more than 14 million people from their homes, not only across the country's borders but also to other places in Ukraine. People who have lost their homes often face psychological problems. Caritas Czech Republic will provide internally displaced people in Lviv region not only with the basic necessities of life, but also with access to psychosocial care, which is much needed in times of war.

Caritas Czech Republic Handed Over Family-Type Homes to the State Care Agency
May 25, 2022 CCR-Georgia

Caritas Czech Republic Handed Over Family-Type Homes to the State Care Agency

Caritas Czech Republic has been addressing the disability issue since its mission’s establishment in Georgia. In 2020, our organization launched four-year project that aims to contribute to the deinstitutionalization of large boarding institutions by supporting the Government of Georgia with various legislative initiatives and helping persons with disabilities (PwDs) in starting an independent life. One of the main successes of the project so far was the handover of two family-type homes to the State Care Agency that are intended for setting up small residential services for the beneficiaries currently living in large boarding homes. In the following year and half, additional four houses will be completed and given to State Care Agency.

In Cambodia, we help to reduce perinatal mortality through new equipment for children's hospital
May 23, 2022 News

In Cambodia, we help to reduce perinatal mortality through new equipment for children's hospital

Caritas Czech Republic supplied the recently opened perinatal unit of the National Pediatric Hospital in Cambodia with modern equipment. It will increase the capacity to provide high quality care for mothers and their new born children, which will lead to further decrease in perinatal mortality.