Stories

The day that changed my life forever
July 5, 2021 CCR-Zambia

The day that changed my life forever

18th June, 2021 will be remembered as the day that changed my life forever. That Friday, I received a call to interview two sisters from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sitting in the metal shack they now call home, I listened to Annie and Bibiane recount chilling details of how they fled armed rebels in South Kivu.

How we helped Elham get back home
July 26, 2021 News

How we helped Elham get back home

Nineveh in Iraq is one of the most fertile areas in the country. However, under the rule of the so-called Islamic state, locals were forced out of their homes and the agricultural infrastructure was completely destroyed. Last year, we helped the people from Nineveh get back on their feet. One of them is also Elham.

Mr. Labib can farm again after the war in Iraq
July 15, 2021 News

Mr. Labib can farm again after the war in Iraq

One of the main areas we focus on in Iraq, is helping local farmers to rebuild their farms destroyed after years of conflict. We built high-capacity greenhouses and provided farmers with seeds, tools and fertilizers, as well as with intensive trainings. One of those who joined our programme is Mr. Labib Eshoea Estiffo.

There is hope after years of homelessness for the displaced Iraqis
July 2, 2021 CCR-Iraq

There is hope after years of homelessness for the displaced Iraqis

When ISIS seized control of several cities in central and northern Iraq in 2014, it prompted thousands of people to flee their homes. Seven years later, Iraqis continue to endure massive displacement and almost no possibility of returning home. With the closing of many in-camp IDPs, more than half a million are residing in critical conditions, without protection, security, or privacy. There are, however, stories of hope. Such as in the case of Rashid.

Mr Bunfinda bakes bread in a refugee camp in Zambia thanks to Caritas
June 24, 2021 News

Mr Bunfinda bakes bread in a refugee camp in Zambia thanks to Caritas

Major part of our work in Zambia is supporting refugees, of whom there are more than 90 000 in the country. Many of them come from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, fleeing the civil war and its devastating consequences. Caritas Czech Republic helps refugees secure livelihoods through grants and education. As in the case of Mr Bunfinda Kitambala Deodone.

Women at the forefront of Humanitarian Aid: Meet the 5 women behind our shelter assistance
June 15, 2021 CCR-Iraq

Women at the forefront of Humanitarian Aid: Meet the 5 women behind our shelter assistance

Conflict and war affect women more than men. However, the data show that if women are included in humanitarian aid, it benefits their families and the community as a whole. To reach the most vulnerable people, we must ensure that women are at the forefront of the solution and implementing process.  

How Covid Grants are resuscitating small businesses on the road to recovery
May 17, 2021 CCR-Zambia

How Covid Grants are resuscitating small businesses on the road to recovery

2020 was the year that normalized devastating loss for everyone. This year, the international shutdowns and the economic shockwaves caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continue to stifle trade. In the global south, the new normal is pushing small business to the brink of extinction.

Caritas has made a great contribution to my son’s progress, says mother of a boy with autism
April 20, 2021 News

Caritas has made a great contribution to my son’s progress, says mother of a boy with autism

Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia has opened inclusive groups in kindergartens for children with autism and has been raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder in the country for the past five years. This April, the autism awareness month, Caritas joins the Autism-Europe “I can work, I can learn” campaign. Mother of a son with autism told us how her son's behavior had improved significantly thanks to the help of Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia.

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth
April 15, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Caritas Czech Republic in Mongolia promotes volunteering among Mongolian youth

Mongolia is a country of young people. Young people aged 15-34 comprise Mongolia’s largest demographic and more than one-third of the population. Under the financial support of the European Union and the Canada fund, Caritas Czech Republic, Mongolian Youth Council and Center of Citizenship Education have been working on youth development and empowerment in Mongolia. Within the framework of the “All for YOUth, YOUth for all” project, Mongolian Youth Council revived http://ivolunteer.mn/ platform in order to enhance volunteerism among young people.

Thanks to Caritas, children with autism have access to better services in Georgia
April 15, 2021 News

Thanks to Caritas, children with autism have access to better services in Georgia

Giorgi is a kind 15-year-old boy, but he does not feel comfortable communicating with other people. He was diagnosed with autism, and despite his condition, he attends a public school. Caritas contributed to making public services more accessible for Giorgi – we supported the child and adolescent development centre, founded by Giorgi’s mother in the town of Akhaltsikhe. The region lacked this type of service for children with autism – the closest place was in Tbilisi, three hours’ drive from Akhaltsikhe.