Interviews

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Noemi Seregi, our Desk officer for Zambia
April 28, 2022 News

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet Noemi Seregi, our Desk officer for Zambia

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 Noemi Seregi, the Desk Officer for our mission in Zambia.

Refugees will not be able to return home for months or years, says Evžen Diviš
April 15, 2022 News

Refugees will not be able to return home for months or years, says Evžen Diviš

The war in Ukraine has been going on for nearly two months. It has driven 12 million people out of their homes, of whom almost 5 million have left the country. We spoke to Evžen Diviš, Caritas Czech Republic Ukraine Aid Coordinator, about the situation in the country and how we help Ukrainians fleeing the war. Evžen recently returned directly from Ukraine.

Iryna left Kiev with her family. But they are staying in the country and want to help
April 7, 2022 News

Iryna left Kiev with her family. But they are staying in the country and want to help

Iryna Selina was born in Kiev and lived almost in the city centre. After the outbreak of the war, she moved with 4 adults and a child to Drohobych, in the west of Ukraine, where Caritas Ukraine operates. Our colleagues there help internally displaced people on the ground - providing them with food, clothing, accommodation and medical care. Read how the refugee group assesses the current situation and what their plans are.

People study logistics for years, we had a day and a half to send our first humanitarian aid truck
April 6, 2022 News

People study logistics for years, we had a day and a half to send our first humanitarian aid truck

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has brought the need to provide humanitarian aid to millions of people fleeing the war in the country. At Caritas, we had to start delivering material aid to the war-torn country almost overnight. And we did this with almost no previous experience. Thanks to the unprecedented help, and dedication of our colleagues, we have succeeded. How does a global development education manager become a logistics coordinator overnight? Read the interview with Šárka Prošková, who has gone through this transformation.

Volunteering opens new doors for us, says Adéla Procházková
April 1, 2022 News

Volunteering opens new doors for us, says Adéla Procházková

Adéla Procházková is the executive assistant at the Department of Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation at Caritas Czech Republic. Among other things, she is there to help volunteers and interns. As she says herself, volunteering is one of the ways to participate in shaping positive values in society. Thanks to Caritas’ recent success, another way of volunteering is ready, this time abroad! Find out more about the opportunities in the interview.

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet our Senior Livelihoods Advisor, George  Jend
March 29, 2022 CCR-Iraq

Behind the scenes of Caritas Czech Republic: Meet our Senior Livelihoods Advisor, George Jend

Would you like to know more about our team at 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 Gevorge Jenderedjian, our Senior Livelihoods Technical Advisor from our mission in Iraq.

I admire Syrians for their perseverance, says Kateřina Velíšková
March 18, 2022 News

I admire Syrians for their perseverance, says Kateřina Velíšková

We were deeply affected by the news that war had broken out in Ukraine at the end of February. But unfortunately, war is not only raging there - in Syria, but fighting has also been going on for over eleven years and the local population is exhausted by a large humanitarian crisis. Caritas Czech Republic has been helping in Syria almost from the very beginning. Together with Kateřina Velíšková, Caritas’ coordinator for the Middle East, let's take a look back at nearly a decade of our work in the region.

Ukrainian refugee: No one wanted to believe this pointless war would come. Then we heard the bombs
March 17, 2022 News

Ukrainian refugee: No one wanted to believe this pointless war would come. Then we heard the bombs

Ryabych Lyudmyla Mykolajivna from the town Rivne, the centre of the Volhynian Bohemians, escaped with her grandson from Ukraine. During their journey, they were stranded at the border in the middle of the forests. After arriving in Prague, she stayed at the Caritas hotel Marianeum. Read about why she did not believe the war started and what made her leave.

Every meter of the road to safety is risky, says Ludmila from Ukraine
March 15, 2022 News

Every meter of the road to safety is risky, says Ludmila from Ukraine

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Ludmila Čiževská worked as an accountant and a lecturer at one of the universities in Zhytomyr. As the chairwoman of the Zhytomyr Association of Volhynian Czechs, she organized an evacuation to the Czech Republic. Ludmila did not plan to leave the country herself, but her husband insisted and she left together with her daughter. Find more about their journey in the interview.

I didn't want my children to see their mother panicking, says Ivanna after leaving Ukraine
March 4, 2022 Interviews

I didn't want my children to see their mother panicking, says Ivanna after leaving Ukraine

Not long ago, Ivanna was living peacefully with her family in a western Ukrainian town. But the Russian invasion of her homeland has changed the situation dramatically. Ivanna decided to leave the country with her daughters. As she describes it, making such a decision is not easy and is even condemned by some of her neighbours. Find out more about her journey to Prague in this interview.