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School attendance of 10 000 children in Iraq improved through school feeding programme
May 10, 2021 News

School attendance of 10 000 children in Iraq improved through school feeding programme

Millions of children, especially girls, around the world do not attend school because their families cannot afford it. Another tens of millions of them go to school hungry. This has negative effect on their concentration and school performance. The situation is twice as bad in conflict-affected countries compared to stable ones, in case of girls 2.5 times. We provided free school feeding for over 10 000 children from poor families in Iraq. 

Mongolia is Helping Communities Reduce Plastic Pollution by Taking Action On Waste
May 6, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Mongolia is Helping Communities Reduce Plastic Pollution by Taking Action On Waste

Waste management is a key issue in Mongolia due to the intense urbanisation, industrialisation and increasing consumption of packaged products over the last decade. Even though more than half of Mongolia’s population lives in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, currently there is no consolidated waste management system for plastic waste (collection, segregation, transport and proper standards) in the city and effective recycling practices are missing. 

Young Czech women to support school attendance in Zambia through menstrual pads sewing workshops
May 5, 2021 News

Young Czech women to support school attendance in Zambia through menstrual pads sewing workshops

The Labyrinth 2030 contest for young people which focused on innovations in development aid has its winner. Or rather winners. The expert jury formed of representatives of the largest Czech non-profit development and humanitarian organizations chose as the best the project of Alena Machálková and Michaela Šrámková. It focuses on supporting emancipation of women and breaking taboo surrounding menstruation in Zambia through workshops about how to make menstrual pads.

How is Caritas supporting the development of Moldova?
May 4, 2021 News

How is Caritas supporting the development of Moldova?

Caritas Czech Republic has been working in Moldova since 2004 and helped to carry out more than 20 projects during those 17 years. In Moldova, we focus mainly on the sector of social services and its affiliated, in current times very burdened sphere of medical care. Moldova is both economically and politically specific country. We've talked with Caritas' manager for Moldova, Stanislav Butorin, about its specificities and beauties.

Life on a mission during the Covid-19 pandemic: What is it like in Iraq?
May 3, 2021 News

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

Even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Iraq was struggling with the consequences of many years of armed conflict. Millions of Iraqis have had to flee their homes because of the fighting, and hundreds of thousands are still internally displaced across Iraq. Those who have returned to their homes often do not have access to basic services and have difficulty finding a source of livelihood. The coronavirus pandemic has further exacerbated the crisis, affecting many Iraqis who have had to close their businesses or lost their jobs.

5.4 million USD to help restore livelihoods in Iraq. Caritas enters new partnership with UNDP
April 29, 2021 News

5.4 million USD to help restore livelihoods in Iraq. Caritas enters new partnership with UNDP

Caritas Czech Republic will carry out a new project in Iraq with the financial support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This is the biggest project not only in the history of our Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation Department, but also in the history of the European network of Caritas organizations. With the grant of 5.4 million USD we will help local people to restore their livelihoods and infrastructure in the Heet district, which has been damaged by a long-running war.

Climate affects us all. Some countries more than others
April 22, 2021 News

Climate affects us all. Some countries more than others

Climate change is no doubt one of the biggest threats that humankind is facing at the moment. It is no longer an agenda of only environmental organisations. Climate and its changes are affecting all of us – developed countries, who take the biggest piece of responsibility for the current climate change happening, as well as developing countries who suffer the most from climate change. We are all part of the solution.

Caritas has made a great contribution to my son’s progress, says mother of a boy with autism
April 20, 2021 News

Caritas has made a great contribution to my son’s progress, says mother of a boy with autism

Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia has opened inclusive groups in kindergartens for children with autism and has been raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder in the country for the past five years. This April, the autism awareness month, Caritas joins the Autism-Europe “I can work, I can learn” campaign. Mother of a son with autism told us how her son's behavior had improved significantly thanks to the help of Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia.

The Labyrinth 2030 contest will know its winner this Wednesday
April 19, 2021 News

The Labyrinth 2030 contest will know its winner this Wednesday

The Labyrinth 2030 contest for young people under 30 focuses on innovation in development cooperation and has been running since September 2020. In the past four months, the five best teams have been working on their ideas, and an expert jury will decide the winner this Wednesday, April 21st. The winner will not only have a great feeling from doing a really meaningful work, but they will also gain the opportunity to turn the project into reality and especially will get a chance to go to one of the Caritas Czech Republic‘ foreign missions.

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth
April 15, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth

Mongolia is a country of young people. Young people aged 15-34 comprise Mongolia’s largest demographic and more than one-third of the population. Under the financial support of the European Union and the Canada fund, Caritas Czech Republic, Mongolian Youth Council and Center of Citizenship Education have been working on youth development and empowerment in Mongolia. Within the framework of the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project, Mongolian Youth Council revived http://ivolunteer.mn/ platform in order to enhance volunteerism among young people.