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7 Christmas recipes from around the world: Discover the taste of Syria, Zambia or Ukraine
December 5, 2022 News

7 Christmas recipes from around the world: Discover the taste of Syria, Zambia or Ukraine

Have you ever heard of dishes like Buuz, Yalanji or Satsivi? This Christmas, try delicious meals from around the world. We have prepared recipes for you together with colleagues from all the countries where Caritas Czech Republic helps people in need.

Psychological support for refugees in Moldova heals the invisible wounds
November 25, 2022 CCR-Moldova

Psychological support for refugees in Moldova heals the invisible wounds

For 8 years, Liudmila Bondarenco from Luhansk Oblast in Ukraine has been on the run. First time she fled her home when Russia invaded Crimea in 2014. This year, she escaped to safety across the borders and found refuge in Moldova. Here, she receives psychological support from Caritas Czech Republic to help her overcome the trauma caused by the war.

Eman was able to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a seamstress thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
November 24, 2022 CCR-Iraq

Eman was able to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a seamstress thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

Eman Hameed, a 41-year-old woman from the Anbar Governorate in Iraq, wanted to become a seamstress since she was a little girl after watching her neighbours sew their clothes. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned., When ISIS attacked her town in 2014, Eman was forced to flee her home, unable to take her sewing machine with her. Today, Eman is a successful seamstress and has turned her childhood dream into a reality.

Make your loved ones happy this Christmas while helping people in need. Caritas Czech Republic launches Meaningful Gift
November 22, 2022 News

Make your loved ones happy this Christmas while helping people in need. Caritas Czech Republic launches Meaningful Gift

This Christmas, Caritas Czech Republic is coming with a new possibility for all those who want to present their loved ones with a Meaningful Gift. This gift will not only bring joy, but it will also give people in need a chance for a better life.  You can choose from a range of meaningful gifts, such as support for schooling, beekeeping courses for rural people in poor countries, or self-sufficiency for women.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Anna Volfová, our Desk Officer for the Middle East
November 14, 2022 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Anna Volfová, our Desk Officer for the Middle East

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 Anna Volfová, our desk officer for the Middle East.

Caritas Czech Republic introduces innovative solutions for the fight against climate change in Zambia
November 7, 2022 CCR-Zambia

Caritas Czech Republic introduces innovative solutions for the fight against climate change in Zambia

Like any other country in the world suffering from the effects of climate change, Zambia is seeking solutions to combat it. In Zambia, the impacts of climate change are felt by everyone, but farmers are the most affected. Caritas Czech Republic is scaling up innovative technical solutions developed by the World Food Programme to help many farmers in Zambia withstand the impacts of climate change.

The deinstitutionalization of adults with disabilities in Georgia soon will come to an end
November 4, 2022 CCR-Georgia

The deinstitutionalization of adults with disabilities in Georgia soon will come to an end

In Georgia, process of transferring adults with disabilities from large boarding houses to family-type homes began in 2011 and is still ongoing. In 2020, Caritas Czech Republic, with the financial support of the Czech Development Agency and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Georgia, developed a deinstitutionalization strategy and an action plan. In addition, our organization took responsibility for providing community-based homes and services for persons with disabilities (PwDs) living in two large boarding homes under state care.

Ruslan suffered severe burns when his house in Ukraine was bombed. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic, he can afford medical care
November 3, 2022 News

Ruslan suffered severe burns when his house in Ukraine was bombed. Thanks to Caritas Czech Republic, he can afford medical care

The war in Ukraine has affected millions civilians in many ways. Many have fled the country, thousands more died or been injured. Ruslan Mendilo, 73-year-old man from Chernihiv region, suffered severe burns after his house was hit by shelling. He can now afford medical care that can save his life thanks to the cash support provided by Caritas Czech Republic.

Eight peer supporters in Moldova will assist people with mental health condition by sharing their experiences of recovery
October 27, 2022 CCR-Moldova

Eight peer supporters in Moldova will assist people with mental health condition by sharing their experiences of recovery

Coping with mental health problems is not easy. It is important to have someone to talk to, and even better to have someone who has dealt with similar issues and can provide invaluable care. Caritas Czech Republic will train 8 people who have their own experience with mental health problems to become peer supporters.  

Life goes on in Syria. How is Caritas Czech Republic supporting civil society in the northwest?
October 26, 2022 News

Life goes on in Syria. How is Caritas Czech Republic supporting civil society in the northwest?

The war in Syria has been going on for over 11 years. But Syrians are trying to carry on with their lives despite the conflict. Young people, in particular, have the desire and energy to become active in society and participate in the future of their country. Caritas Czech Republic is therefore supporting youth organisations in Syria to carry out their own projects and improve the lives of people in the northwest.