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Thanks to her determination and our support, Mzevinar from Georgia could start her own business
February 25, 2021 News

Thanks to her determination and our support, Mzevinar from Georgia could start her own business

Mountainous Adjaria is one of the least developed and poorest regions in Georgia. Finding work is a real challenge there. Caritas Czech Republic is helping local people start their own business and create sustainable jobs to prevent work migration from the region. One of the people we helped is Mzevinar Iremadze, who focuses on traditional techniques of embroidery and knitting. Thanks to the support she had received from us, she could open her own small studio, and her products reach more customers further away.

Feedback and Complaints in Caritas Czech Republic: Why is it important to raise your voice
February 22, 2021 News

Feedback and Complaints in Caritas Czech Republic: Why is it important to raise your voice

We encourage everyone we work with to let us know their opinions. Whether it is a participant of a recently held program or somebody who might have been exposed to some unpleasant incident. Everyone has the right to speak out and to be heard. That is why at Caritas Czech Republic we pay special attention to our Feedback and complaints mechanism and want to make sure everyone has access to it.

Caritas helped more than 6 700 displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh
February 18, 2021 News

Caritas helped more than 6 700 displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh

War forced tens of thousands of families out of their homes in Nagorno-Karabakh. Many of them believed they would be able to return home after ceasefire was signed between Azerbaijan and Armenia in November last year. The conflict was over, but certain areas of Armenia have newly become part of Azerbaijan. Many people have therefore nowhere to return to. Caritas is supporting displaced people, and is helping them find a solution in such challenging situation.

Life on a mission during the COVID-19 pandemic: What is it like in Mongolia?
February 16, 2021 News

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

COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for almost a year. Would you like to know how life on Caritas Czech Republic's missions has changed? For example Mongolia did not have any local transmission of the COVID-19 disease until November. However, the country has already put in restrictions in the beginning of last year. How did the pandemic affect our work? How did we help people who were hit hard by the crisis? Jana Žilková, head of our mission in Mongolia, will tell us more about it.

CCR renews its access to EU humanitarian budget and will be a DG ECHO certified partner until 2027
February 15, 2021 News

CCR renews its access to EU humanitarian budget and will be a DG ECHO certified partner until 2027

Humanitarian needs are growing globally. Not only because of the impacts of climate change, but also because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seriously hit developing countries. They are in desperate need of help, and the European Commission reacted by increasing its initial annual humanitarian budget for 2021 by 60% to €1.4 billion. Caritas Czech Republic has been working with The Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO) since 2004, and was one of the first organisations to receive a prestigious certificate and thus have this partnership prolonged for another 7 years.

Czech Caritas partners with Visegrad Fund to strengthen Georgian health care system
February 12, 2021 CCR-Georgia

Czech Caritas partners with Visegrad Fund to strengthen Georgian health care system

Since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) has been assisting Georgian health care system to respond adequately to suddenly emerged challenges. Under its new partnership with Visegrad Fund, Czech Caritas extends its support to strengthen technical as well as professional capacities of so-called “COVID hotels” and rural ambulatories in West Georgia.

Caritas Internationalis urgently calls for access to COVID-19 vaccines for the developing countries
February 9, 2021 News

Caritas Internationalis urgently calls for access to COVID-19 vaccines for the developing countries

Caritas Internationalis, of which Caritas Czech Republic is a member, calls in a recent statement on the UN and the decisions makers to urgently address the developing countries’ approach to coronavirus vaccine. According to Caritas Internationalis, the access to vaccines across the world has not been as equitable as it should be.

Kevork: A Story of Art, Affliction, and Aspiration in Lebanon
February 8, 2021 News

Kevork: A Story of Art, Affliction, and Aspiration in Lebanon

A devastating explosion in Beirut on 4th August not only killed at least 200 people and injured another several thousand, but it has had a long lasting serious impact on the lives of the Lebanese. One of them is Kevork, a passionate painter, who lost everything to the blast.

Early cancer screening saved my life, says Darejan from Georgia
February 4, 2021 News

Early cancer screening saved my life, says Darejan from Georgia

When 46-year old Darejan Berishvili made a routine visit to the newly-opened cancer screening centre in her home town of Zugdidi, she expected to receive a clean bill of health. However, despite having experienced no discomfort, testing revealed she had a stage two malignant tumour in her breast.

Saving Lebanon: More than 218 495 people got another chance
February 2, 2021 Lebanon

Saving Lebanon: More than 218 495 people got another chance

The explosion of nearly 3 000 tons of ammonium nitrate at the port in Beirut has had a long lasting serious impact on the whole Lebanese population. If it was not for organisations such as Caritas, a huge number of people would not have had a chance to get back on their feet, since they were living close to the poverty line already before the 4th August. The Prime Minister resigned soon after the blast, and since then the country has been practically without governance. The longer this lasts, the more difficult it is to see a way out of it.