Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Caritas Croatia Sends Two More Lorries Full of Aid to Ukraine

ZAGREB, 30 March 2022 - Caritas Croatia has dispatched two more lorries full of humanitarian aid to Kyiv, Oleksandrivsk, Mukachevo and Ivano-Frankivskin Ukraine, a press conference heard on Wednesday.

"This shipment includes many donations that people themselves have donated directly such as food, hygienic products, appliances in addition to other aid previously collected by Caritas organisations in the country", Caritas Croatia's deputy director Suzana Borko told the press conference.

She thanked everyone for their donations and in particular the Miroslav Krleža elementary school which itself suffered huge damage during the 2020 earthquake.

"The next load of aid will include medicines and other necessities required in the field", added Borko.

"So far two lorries have been sent to Ukraine and together with today's load that is 144 crates of food products, hygienic products, sleeping bags, blankets and various technical equipment and the donations are valued at HRK 1.6 million", she added.

Caritas Croatia has collected more than HRK 4 million 

Caritas Croatia organised a donation telephone line (060 9010) and has received more than 68,000 calls and so far Caritas Croatia has collected more than HRK 4 million for Ukraine, including HRK 1 million from the Croatian Conference of Bishops.

The president of the Office for Ecology with the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church Volodimir Šermeta joined the press conference via video link and said that the war against Ukraine's independence is bringing pain, suffering and death every day.

"You experienced a similar war with Serbia and there is no need to explain the consequences of bloody war", he said, adding that many of the victims are civilians, particularly women and children.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Caritas Croatia Raises €333K For Ukraine

ZAGREB, 16 March 2022 - Caritas Croatia has raised HRK 2.5 million for the Ukraine war victims and is currently collecting material relief, the charity said on Wednesday.

There have been about 44,000 calls to a donation line and Caritas will forward all the money raised to Ukraine.

People may bring their material relief donations to Caritas warehouses or parishes.

All the necessary information is available on the charity's website.

Caritas also said that it was participating in providing for and ensuring psychosocial assistance to Ukraine refugees in cooperation with local Croatian Red Cross and Civil Protection branches.


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Thursday, 24 February 2022

Caritas Croatia Collecting Relief For Ukraine

ZAGREB, 24 Feb 2022 - Caritas Croatia said on Thursday it had launched a humanitarian drive to collect relief for Ukraine after Caritas Ukraine's emergency call for help via the Caritas Internationalist solidarity network.

National members of Caritas Europa are in daily contact with Caritas Ukraine, following the situation and developing relief plans.

Today Caritas Croatia representatives took part in a Caritas Europa virtual meeting. In the next 24 hours, Caritas Europa members will say how much material support in kind is available to meet Caritas Ukraine's needs.

Emphasis is on equipment used in crisis situations caused by war, Caritas Croatia said.

It will carry out psychosocial assistance projects and organize summer holidays for children from east Ukraine as well as raise money.

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