Lebanon

Beirut explosion

The explosion that hit Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, in August 2020 was the last straw for an already unstable and tested country. Dealing with the aftermath pushed Lebanon into the abyss of a deep economic crisis. Caritas Czech Republic, in cooperation with other Caritas organisations, helped to provide for the immediate and medium-term needs of the people affected by the explosion. We are building on this successful cooperation now, and rebuilding the country's basic infrastructure. The situation is difficult in terms of access to health care and especially education. Increasing the availability and quality of basic education is one of the main challenges Lebanon is facing today.

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Caritas Czech Republic will improve access to healthcare for 3000 people in Lebanon
September 15, 2022 News

Caritas Czech Republic will improve access to healthcare for 3000 people in Lebanon

Lebanon is experiencing an economic crisis with a big social impact. The rising prices are affecting all sectors of society, including healthcare. Locals cannot afford expensive medical treatment and their health is deteriorating significantly. Caritas Czech Republic has launched a project to improve access to healthcare services. In total, we will help 3000 people for whom the situation is most critical.

8 million from church collection increase self-sufficiency for the needy in the Middle East
May 19, 2022 News

8 million from church collection increase self-sufficiency for the needy in the Middle East

Thanks to the 8 million Czech crowns raised in a church collection, Caritas Czech Republic can provide a source of livelihood for people in need in the Middle East. We have helped women start their own businesses, and provided local farmers with the knowledge and equipment to farm in the face of growing water scarcity. Young people can continue their education thanks to our support. This year's church collection to help Christians in need takes place this Sunday, 22nd May.

Beirut explosion survivor remembers the horrific moments and thanks Caritas for its help
August 5, 2021 News

Beirut explosion survivor remembers the horrific moments and thanks Caritas for its help

Wednesday, August 4, marked exactly one year since the devastating Beirut explosion which killed more than 200 people and injured 17,500 others. More than 250,000 people were displaced. The needs of the locals remain high, and support to vulnerable communities in Lebanon is as essential as ever. Thanks to the Czech donors, we were able to help more than 300,000 people. Joseph is one of them.

The aftermath of the Beirut explosion: Caritas helped 301 896 people
June 15, 2021 News

The aftermath of the Beirut explosion: Caritas helped 301 896 people

200 people were killed and thousands injured as a result of the Beirut explosion in August 2020. Caritas Czech Republic opened a fundraiser in order help the victims of the blast. Czech donors donated more than 2 million Czech crowns. Thank you! How did we use the money?