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The day that changed my life forever
July 5, 2021 CCR-Zambia

The day that changed my life forever

18th June, 2021 will be remembered as the day that changed my life forever. That Friday, I received a call to interview two sisters from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sitting in the metal shack they now call home, I listened to Annie and Bibiane recount chilling details of how they fled armed rebels in South Kivu.

Internship at Caritas makes me feel good and my karma is improving, says Adéla Karlová
July 28, 2021 News

Internship at Caritas makes me feel good and my karma is improving, says Adéla Karlová

Adéla Karlová is a young student from Liberec, who after her graduation from Park Lane International School in Prague joined the communication team of Caritas Czech Republic as an intern. She became part of the Humanitarian Aid and International Development department. We have asked Adéla about her motivation to spend her summer holidays helping Caritas, and what it is like for her to be an intern with us.

How we helped Elham get back home
July 26, 2021 News

How we helped Elham get back home

Nineveh in Iraq is one of the most fertile areas in the country. However, under the rule of the so-called Islamic state, locals were forced out of their homes and the agricultural infrastructure was completely destroyed. Last year, we helped the people from Nineveh get back on their feet. One of them is also Elham.

Mongolia is flooded with plastics. How does Caritas help get rid of it?
July 20, 2021 News

Mongolia is flooded with plastics. How does Caritas help get rid of it?

Mongolia – beautiful and unique nature, huge grasslands, nomads and typical yurts. Lately, there have also been unfortunately another words to describe the country – quick devastation of the environment. Mongolia is starting to get flooded with trash and the situation is the worst especially in the famous grasslands. Mijidsuren from our mission in Mongolia will tell us how is Caritas helping to protect local nature.

65-Year-Old Nani Proves Early Diagnosis of Cancer Saves Lives
July 15, 2021 CCR-Georgia

65-Year-Old Nani Proves Early Diagnosis of Cancer Saves Lives

Thanks to the Zugdidi Screening Center built by Caritas Czech Republic (CCR), a 65-year-old woman – Nani Saghrishvili learned about breast cancer diagnosis at an early stage and has already defeated the disease. "As my doctor tells me, from now on I can say goodbye to cancer forever" says Nani with joy.

Mr. Labib can farm again after the war in Iraq
July 15, 2021 News

Mr. Labib can farm again after the war in Iraq

One of the main areas we focus on in Iraq, is helping local farmers to rebuild their farms destroyed after years of conflict. We built high-capacity greenhouses and provided farmers with seeds, tools and fertilizers, as well as with intensive trainings. One of those who joined our programme is Mr. Labib Eshoea Estiffo.

We planted trees to protect the local ecosystem in Mongolia
July 8, 2021 News

We planted trees to protect the local ecosystem in Mongolia

Caritas has been working on helping people and the environment in Mongolia for more than 15 years. Our main goal is to protect the environment and ensure proper waste management. However, besides that, a problem that is becoming increasingly apparent is the small number and size of forests in Mongolia. Therefore, we have recently planted trees in the country to raise awareness of Mongolia's ecosystem restoration.

There is hope after years of homelessness for the displaced Iraqis
July 2, 2021 CCR-Iraq

There is hope after years of homelessness for the displaced Iraqis

When ISIS seized control of several cities in central and northern Iraq in 2014, it prompted thousands of people to flee their homes. Seven years later, Iraqis continue to endure massive displacement and almost no possibility of returning home. With the closing of many in-camp IDPs, more than half a million are residing in critical conditions, without protection, security, or privacy. There are, however, stories of hope. Such as in the case of Rashid.

How does Caritas help refugees in the Czech Republic?
June 30, 2021 News

How does Caritas help refugees in the Czech Republic?

What is the situation for refugees like in the Czech Republic? What problems do they face? And how does the state help them? Let’s find answers from Jana Houserová, a social worker from Diocesan Caritas Brno, who works directly with refugees, supporting them in a successful integration into the Czech society.

How is mental health viewed in developing countries?
June 28, 2021 News

How is mental health viewed in developing countries?

In developed countries, good mental health has recently become increasingly important. Being mentally at ease is more important to our lives than it seems. In developing countries, however, mental health is not publicly discussed and is often associated with social exclusion. We interviewed Heads of our Missions and asked them how mental health is viewed in the countries they work in.