Interviews

Caritas Czech Republic is helping Iraqis in return to normal life
March 10, 2021 News

Caritas Czech Republic is helping Iraqis in return to normal life

It has only been a few days since the Pope Francis' four-day trip to Iraq. It was the first ever papal visit to the country, which has suffered years of armed conflict. Pope Francis expressed his support of peaceful renovation of Iraq, and he encouraged not only the persecuted community of Iraqi Christians, but also other people in Iraq to forgive one another and to live in mutual respect to all people irrespective of their religion or ethnic origin.

Masupanzila: Zambia's women farmers empowering other women
March 8, 2021 News

Masupanzila: Zambia's women farmers empowering other women

They call themselves Masupanzila, the Pathfinders. They are a group of 24 women fearlessly crossing the waters of Barotse Floodplain to take care of their rice fields in Mongu District, Western Province of Zambia. Masupanzila Women Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society was established more than a decade ago with the purpose of empowering female peasant farmers, tailors, and women involved in traditional crafts. One of their founding members has a message for struggling women from all over the world. "Don’t give up!" says the cooperative chairperson Sanana Munalula Mbikusita Lewanika.

What is life like for women in Moldova? Interview with Daniela from Caritas Czech Republic
March 4, 2021 News

What is life like for women in Moldova? Interview with Daniela from Caritas Czech Republic

International Women's Day is a reason for big celebrations in Moldova. On this day, women are celebrated and receive gifts, but for most of the year they still face unequal conditions. However, the situation is gradually improving. Last year, for example, Moldova elected its first-ever woman president. Daniela Dohotaru-Grițcan from Caritas Czech Republic in Moldova describes what is life like for women in Moldovan society.

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.