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Caritas Czech Republic helps Ukrainian refugees in Moldova cope with winter
January 18, 2023 CCR-Moldova

Caritas Czech Republic helps Ukrainian refugees in Moldova cope with winter

People running from the war left almost everything at home, including winter clothes. Caritas Czech Republic supports Ukrainian refugees to survive harsh winter conditions. Around 2,000 Ukrainian refugees accommodated in Gagauzia (Moldova) will receive support to buy winter clothes. The initiative is part of Caritas Czech Republic's winter support activities for Ukrainian refugees and aims to cover the additional needs that winter usually brings for people.

I wouldn't have graduated without the support of Caritas Czech Republic. Today I am a doctor, says young refugee Sigiro
January 23, 2023 News

I wouldn't have graduated without the support of Caritas Czech Republic. Today I am a doctor, says young refugee Sigiro

The entrance to a large hospital in Zambia's capital Lusaka is buzzing with life. Visitors are trying to find a parking space and honk at the forming queue. At the entrance, street vendors offer bananas or fried potatoes. On plastic chairs at one of the street bistros sit a few hospital employees who have run in for their lunch break. But inside the big hospital, in the paediatric surgery clinic, it's quiet.

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 1
January 19, 2023 News

Diary from Ukraine: Everyday life in a war-torn country - Part 1

How does everyday life look like in war-torn Ukraine? What do people in the west of the country face? How are they affected by the constant power outages? Read the diary of our colleague Kateřina Krejčová, who regularly writes from Mukachevo her observations of life in Ukraine. The first part of her diary is here.

5 global conflicts and crises to watch in 2023
January 17, 2023 News

5 global conflicts and crises to watch in 2023

While the eyes of the world are mostly on the war in Ukraine, there are a number of other conflicts and crises escalating around the world that we should pay attention to. The world is currently experiencing the highest number of conflicts since the end of the Second World War. It is expected that 339 million people, one in 23 people in the world, will need humanitarian aid this year. What conflicts and crises should we be watching in 2023?

Best of 2022 in Caritas Czech Republic
January 5, 2023 News

Best of 2022 in Caritas Czech Republic

It sounds like a cliché, but 2022 really was a year like no other. At Caritas Czech Republic, we were fully immersed in helping people affected by the war in Ukraine. We immediately sent humanitarian aid to the country, and we also supported refugees from Ukraine in Moldova and in the Czech Republic. Our help did not stop there. We supported farmers in Zambia to withstand climate change, helped people in Iraq rebuild their livelihoods, and much more. Take a look at our biggest achievements of 2022.

Best of 2022 in Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova
January 4, 2023 CCR-Moldova

Best of 2022 in Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova

After pandemic years, 2022 came with new challenges for Moldova and for the local Caritas Czech Republic team. At the beginning of the year, the outbreak of the war in Ukraine prompted us to quickly join the humanitarian efforts and help Ukrainian refugees. At the same time, we continued with our activities focused on home-based care, integration of technology in social and medical services and efficient waste management. Look at the most significant results of Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova in 2022.

Christmas at war: How Ukrainians celebrate Christmas this year
December 20, 2022 News

Christmas at war: How Ukrainians celebrate Christmas this year

"It is lightly drizzling outside and people are walking around generators humming on the sidewalks," writes our colleague Kateřina Krejčová from western Ukraine. The atypical atmosphere, which we don't exactly associate with Christmas, is almost a daily routine for Ukrainians. How do people in Ukraine prepare for the Christmas holidays? And do they even want to celebrate it this year? Our colleagues tell us how are Ukrainians experiencing Christmas time this year.

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic still supports people affected by the war in Ukraine
December 16, 2022 News

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic still supports people affected by the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has been going on for more than half a year. During this time, millions of people have lost their homes, their ability to provide for their families, and their normal, decent life. From the first day of the war, Caritas Czech Republic has been helping Ukrainians who are suffering because of Russian aggression.

Do you know what chichilaki, pacha, or Tsagaan Sa is? Visit Christmas in countries where Caritas Czech Republic is helping
December 15, 2022 News

Do you know what chichilaki, pacha, or Tsagaan Sa is? Visit Christmas in countries where Caritas Czech Republic is helping

Preparations for the biggest holidays of the year are in full swing. Decorated homes as well as public places, Christmas sweets, carols, carps and potato salad are essential part of Christmas celebrations in the Czech Republic. But what about in other parts of the world, in countries where Caritas Czech Republic works? Do they celebrate Christmas in Iraq, Mongolia, or Zambia? What does this part of the year mean to different cultures?

Damaged infrastructure and sub-zero temperatures. How is Caritas helping Ukrainians survive this harsh winter?
December 8, 2022 News

Damaged infrastructure and sub-zero temperatures. How is Caritas helping Ukrainians survive this harsh winter?

Massive attacks on basic infrastructure mean a harsh winter for Ukrainians. Widespread power, water, gas and heat cuts are affecting everyone, including the still relatively safe west of Ukraine. Caritas Czech Republic is helping Ukrainians through this difficult winter period. We are building modular houses, supplying generators and providing psychological and financial assistance.