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Life on a mission during the Covid-19 pandemic: What is it like in Zambia?
April 13, 2021 News

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

In Zambia, the coronavirus outbreak was slower compared to Europe. However, at the same time, there was very little testing at the beginning which meant the numbers did not match the reality. Anyway, Zambia introduced strict measures last March to prevent the spread of the virus. The country is currently preparing to start the vaccination process.

Wardé: Caritas helped me carry on
April 8, 2021 News

Wardé: Caritas helped me carry on

Wardé, a 63-year-old nurse and mother of three, smiles as she tells her unbelievable life story. One would not say how much suffering she had in her life. Death of a son, marriage to a drug addict, loss of her own home and an explosion in the capital of Lebanon, where she lives. Caritas helped Wardé to keep fighting. For her children, home and a better life.

Caritas is raising awareness about diabetes in Moldova and helps people suffering from the disease
April 6, 2021 CCR-Moldova

Caritas is raising awareness about diabetes in Moldova and helps people suffering from the disease

In Moldova, about 60,000 people suffer from type 2 diabetes. However, according to local doctors, the number might be much higher, even double. Due to the absence of a registry for diabetics in Moldova, a large proportion of potentially affected people do not receive any help. Caritas Czech Republic is trying to change that. We raise awareness about diabetes in the country and provide medical services to patients with the disease.

Autism awareness month begins. How does Caritas help people with autism in Georgia?
April 1, 2021 News

Autism awareness month begins. How does Caritas help people with autism in Georgia?

April is the month for autism awareness and acceptance. In Georgia, life is not easy for people with autism spectrum disorder especially due to low awareness of this disorder. However, situation has improved in past years also thanks to the efforts of Caritas Czech Republic. We have been training doctors and behaviour therapists, opened kindergarten groups for children with autism and introduced national autism service standards.

Dozens of Iraqi families found stable source of income thanks to new greenhouses
April 1, 2021 CCR-Iraq

Dozens of Iraqi families found stable source of income thanks to new greenhouses

For many families, returning home after the war means a struggle to find a stable source of income, since not only their houses, but a lot of businesses and agricultural infrastructure were destroyed during the conflict. Many of them have no resources for rebuilding their livelihoods. We are supporting the returning refugees in Ninewa Plains to restart their farming and other small businesses. Over the last year, we helped dozens of families by providing large scale greenhouses, seeds and tools, we helped dozens of other families to restart their business.

How is Caritas reducing its environmental footprint
March 29, 2021 News

How is Caritas reducing its environmental footprint

At Caritas Czech Republic we are oftentimes responding to man-made disasters that are affecting communities in different parts of the world. While wars or inadequate state administration tend to create more visible crisis, a growing number of issues we are facing are related to the environment and its deterioration. We know that if we do not change the way we live and work, the situation will only get worse. This is why we are introducing series of efforts to push for greater environmental sustainability of our work.

Caritas gains PQP status from UNHCR and receives a low risk score from UNICEF
March 25, 2021 News

Caritas gains PQP status from UNHCR and receives a low risk score from UNICEF

Working with UN agencies means that its partners must meet a number of crucial conditions to be able to carry out the projects. Caritas Czech Republic successfully prequalified for procurement on behalf of UNHCR and also prepared self-assessment of its policies for UNICEF and received the best possible risk level in terms of safeguarding.

Czech Caritas creates IT solutions to manage COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia
March 22, 2021 CCR-Georgia

Czech Caritas creates IT solutions to manage COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia

On February 26, Georgia commemorated a year since the first positive case of Covid-19 was confirmed on its territory. In the course of that year, Caritas Czech Republic has been developing IT solutions to assist Georgian authorities to monitor, and manage the pandemic.

Uyanga: A story of green lifestyle
March 18, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Uyanga: A story of green lifestyle

Waste management has become a major issue in Mongolia due to increased population growth, urbanization and industrialization during the last decade. Caritas is helping Mongolia with sustainable plastic recycling and supports the development of a green economy. Its new project aims to strengthen the transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient circular economy in Mongolia with the financial support of the European Union.

10 years of war in Syria. Caritas helps the most vulnerable people in the country
March 12, 2021 News

10 years of war in Syria. Caritas helps the most vulnerable people in the country

The war in Syria began 10 years ago. Since then, it has driven millions out of their homes, whether out of Syria or within the country. According to UN OCHA, 2.7 million internally displaced people live in north-eastern Syria, 1.6 million of them in refugee camps. Caritas Czech Republic has been working in Syria since 2013 and this year will help young people with livelihood.