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Training health volunteers in Sefula, Zambia
December 2, 2013 Zambia

Training health volunteers in Sefula, Zambia

On November 25th to the 29th, 2013, the training of ten local health volunteers associated with the Action Group for Safe Motherhood (SMAG - Safe Motherhood Action Group), which operates at a medical centre in Sefula, was held.

The typhoon-hit areas reveal devastation
November 28, 2013 Philippines

The typhoon-hit areas reveal devastation

“I did not want to leave my parishioners but when the wind took away the roof of my house and destroyed the windows, I had to get away,” said Father José Taz Lasola from the mission Padre Pio in Roxas on the island of Panay, one of the areas most seriously affected by the typhoon Haiyan.

November 22, 2013 Humanitarian Aid

Temporary shelter distribution after Philippines typhoon

Thousands of Filipinos are sleeping under a roof for the first time since Typhoon Haiyan struck thanks to Caritas and its generous supporters. Specially designed tarps provide durable, low-cost, easy to build shelter until more permanent structures can be bulit. Read more on caritas.org.

Beekeeping in Ethiopia
November 20, 2013 Ethiopia

Beekeeping in Ethiopia

Since 2011, Caritas Czech Republic has been helping local beekeepers in Ethiopia to be able to secure a living for themselves and their families, among other things. Support for their activities is slowly coming to an end. However, they should manage beekeeping independently in the following years.

Caritas is helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines
November 19, 2013 Humanitarian Aid

Caritas is helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

“There is devastation everywhere and the victims are in desperate need of everything,” said Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines-NASSA, after visiting destroyed villages in the province of Leyte hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Read more on blog.caritas.org.

Areas of the Philippines affected by typhoon get humanitarian aid from abroad
November 19, 2013 Philippines

Areas of the Philippines affected by typhoon get humanitarian aid from abroad

Since the typhoon Haiyan struck on the 8th November, Caritas Philippines has been helping the inhabitants of the affected areas. Caritas is supported by the international humanitarian team including Caritas Czech Republic, which has its representative in the area.

November 18, 2013 Humanitarian Aid

Parts of Philippines like a “valley of death” after typhoon

Caritas member Catholic Relief Services plans to distribute temporary shelter materials today in Palo, one of the worst hit towns in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. Read more on blog.caritas.org.

World Diabetes Day in Chisinau
November 18, 2013 Moldova

World Diabetes Day in Chisinau

A lack of physical exercise, increased stress and excessive consumption of food, alcohol, and cigarettes, causes continuous growth in the number of patients with diabetes and diabetes mellitus. The disease affects people from not only the Czech Republic but in many places around the world such as Moldova.

Philippines typhoon: waiting to leave Leyte
November 16, 2013 Humanitarian Aid

Philippines typhoon: waiting to leave Leyte

By Eoghan Rice. Filipinos are opening their homes to victims of Typhoon Yolande, giving shelter to people whose houses were destroyed in the devastating storm. Read more on blog.caritas.org.

November 15, 2013 Caritas Europa and Caritas Internationalis

International and local Caritas efforts underway in the Philippines

Aid is rushing to the Philippines from Caritas organisations around the world after Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) battered the country last weekend. Read more on blog.caritas.org.