Caritas helps rebuild Vukovar

VukovarCharity is a sentiment that comes from within and reveals itself in compassion, such as monetary donations, mental and emotional support, or volunteer work. Without charity many victims of war, natural disasters, and other types of horrifying tragedies would not be able to survive, not only because the essentials necessary to live would be missing, but also because they may have lost everyone they loved. Continue reading

Advocate for the poor - Caritas Vukovar

VukovarNot a day goes by that we are not confronted with a horrible tragedy somewhere in the world. Be it an ongoing war, a traumatic traffic accident or a major nature disaster, innocent victims are often left behind with only their clothes on their back.

Caritas’ and ‘Charity’ are words that show up immediately after a catastrophe hits the news. They are pleas for donations and support to help those in need to get back on their feet, either by handing out food, clothing, shelter or moral support. Charities are usually organized by groups or foundations, people with heart who want to protect and help the needy.

Centered in the county of Vukovar-Srijem and located at the confluence of the Vuka River and the Danube, Vukovar has been recognized as the biggest river port in Croatia, and as a city and municipality that has, in the last decades, fallen victim to devastatingly hard times. During the Croatian War of Independence (1991-1995) the city of Vukovar was destroyed almost beyond recognition. Many innocent citizens were killed and the devastated survivors were left with nothing but ruins. Continue reading