Czech branch of Charitas raised CZK 165 million to support Ukraine

The Czech branch of the international charity organisation Charitas has raised roughly CZK 165 million through its public collection, representatives of the charity announced on Tuesday. Charitas Czech Republic has sent 11 lorries worth of humanitarian support and medical equipment to Ukraine and is now organising accommodation for refugees fleeing the conflict in the country.

The head of the charity’s Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation department, Jiří Škvor, said that Charitas Czech Republic started cooperation with other nearby national branches of the organisation soon after the conflict began. Thousands of Ukrainians have since received financial aid, as well as psychological support and emergency housing.