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Towards a Circular Economy
July 4, 2022 News

Towards a Circular Economy

Celebrated on the 3rd of July, International Plastic Bag Free Day, is a global initiative that aims to curb the use of plastic bags and promote a living without throwaway plastic goods by looking for safer alternatives. Although plastic goods have made our life more convenient, their negative environmental impact is tremendous throughout the life cycle. 

A new platform will help citizens to reduce waste
July 4, 2022 Press releases

A new platform will help citizens to reduce waste

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Mongolia is the fourth-most polluted country in the world. The largest source of pollution is the burning of coal in the ger district areas for heating during the deadly cold winters. Also, the huge amounts of improper waste disposal are another source of pollution. Therefore, the Caritas Czech Republic has been working on plastic waste management in Mongolia with financial support from the European Union. Within the framework of the “Sustainable Plastic Recycling in Mongolia” project, the http://plastic-recycling.mn/ platform has just been developed and launched, to increase public awareness of waste collection, segregation and recycling.

How One Economist Gardener is Combating Climate Change
June 13, 2022 More news

How One Economist Gardener is Combating Climate Change

The recent IPCC findings on climate change are once again troubling. The IPPC paints a world where, if no immediate action is taken, we will see a significant increase in natural disasters – droughts, flooding, severe weather events, the loss of habitats, and so much more. The good news is that there are options, such as climate-smart agriculture and ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, for climate-resilient development pathways in Asia. With innovative entrepreneurs and activists ready and planning to step up to the challenge, there is growing momentum to tackle the climate crisis.

Stories of refugees who are getting back on their feet thanks to Caritas Czech Republic
June 8, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

Stories of refugees who are getting back on their feet thanks to Caritas Czech Republic

"Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. But my family could not afford the school," twenty-seven-year-old Sigiro, a refugee from Rwanda, tells us in a Zambian hospital. “Caritas Czech Republic helped me secure a scholarship and today I am a doctor," Sigiro continues happily. We support refugees like her to stand on their own two feet. Because often all it takes is a little support at the beginning for refugees to take their lives into their own hands Read the stories of the people we support.

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes
June 7, 2022 Humanitární pomoc a rozvojová spolupráce Charity ČR

6 ways Caritas Czech Republic helps people who had to flee their homes

The number of people who were forced to leave their homes has doubled in the last 10 years to 82.4 million refugees today. The most common reasons why people involuntarily leave their home country or region are protracted wars, political persecution and, more recently, problems related to climate change. Our assistance in 6 countries focuses not only on providing the basic necessities to live but also on sustainable solutions that give refugees a chance for a better future.