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Catholic Entity in Somalia Triples Stabilization Centers to Address Malnutrition

Aug 6, 2022

The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said that the entity has tripled stabilization centers in Somalia’s Gedo region since the beginning of the year in view of addressing the challenge of malnutrition.

Sadaq Osman Hussein's dream is to be a civil engineer. Credit:: Maurine Akinyi/Trócaire

Catholic Entity Facilitating Education Opportunities to Thousands of Learners in Somalia

Jul 30, 2022

More than 5,500 learners at primary and secondary levels in Somalia schools are benefiting from an education program, which the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire is spearheading. 

The students who have been selected as Trócaire’s ‘Conservation Champions’. Noel Nizeyimana, Marie Grace Iradukunda, Bernadette Nambajimana, Theogene Nizeyimana , Laurence Uwimana, Nowa Niyonizeye, also pictured in the centre is Ange Imanishimwe, Executive Director of BIOCOOR. Credit: BIOCOOR/Trócaire

Catholic Entity Facilitates Further Studies for Youth “to protect Rwanda’s biodiversity”

Jul 14, 2022

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is facilitating further studies for half a dozen youth in Rwanda in view of having them take part in the protection of the country’s biodiversity. 

Habso’s family walked for 20 days from Wajid Region to Luuq town in Gedo Region, southern Somalia (approx. 70 kms) when the last of their goats died and they had no food to sustain the family. Left to right back row: Anab (7); Father Ibrahim Yarow (49); Habiba (8); Habso (3); mother Abshiro Adn Mohammad, (35), baby Nasra (8 months); Hassan (9). Front row: Abdi Nassir (5); Abdifatah (4) and Fartun (6) Pic: Miriam Donohoe. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Warns Malnutrition in Somalia to “get much worse in coming months”

Jul 13, 2022

There is “severe malnutrition” in parts of Somalia’s Gedo region and the situation is to “get much worse” if action is not taken urgently, an official of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said.  

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Famine Threat in Horn of Africa “consequences of years of inaction”: Irish Charities

Jun 18, 2022

Irish development and humanitarian organizations, including the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, are sounding the alarm about famine threat in the Horn of Africa, which they attribute to “years of inaction”.

Father of ten Guyo Kala (49), from Borena Zone in Southern Ethiopia, has seen his livelihood decimated by drought. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Helping Thousands in Ethiopia Through Economic Initiative

Jun 4, 2022

More than 5,000 women and young people in Ethiopia are benefiting from an economic empowerment program spearheaded by Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland.  

Judith Mukacyubahiro who is part of the Trócaire’s biodiversity programme. Photo credit: Ms. Nyiramana Agnes, one of the community facilitators in Nyamagabe District, Buruhukiro Sector, Munini Cell, Gitovu village. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Empowering Thousands in Rwanda Through Biodiversity Initiative

Apr 25, 2022

More than 10,000 people living around Rwanda’s National Park are benefiting from a project that involves rearing livestock, officials of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, have said. 

Nurse Habiba, doing a 3 hour treatment and management to Baby NICU. Credit Trócaire Somalia.

Hunger Worsening in Somalia Due to Climate Change, Catholic Entity Says, Calls for Action

Apr 14, 2022

Extreme hunger is ravaging various parts of Somalia’s Gedo region, an official of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has said, warning that the situation, which is caused by climate change might worsen if urgent action is not taken.

oris Moriba, President of a young women's group shares her views during the Insai Salone programme on Nyapui Radio. Credit: SEND Sierra Leone

Catholic Entity in Sierra Leone Changing Women's Lives Through New Radio Station

Apr 4, 2022

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is working through a new women’s radio station in Sierra Leone to transform the lives of women who listen to the station.

Members of the Yellow Ribbon campaign in Sierra Leone. Credit: Trócaire/Yellow Ribbon campaign

Catholic Entity in Sierra Leone Campaigning to Boost Women Numbers in Country’s Government

Mar 9, 2022

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is working through the “Yellow ribbon campaign”, an empowerment project that is aimed at boosting the representation of Sierra Leonean women in parliament and in the country’s local councils.

In 2011, Ethiopia experienced its worst drought for 50 years. Millions of livestock perished across the country, many of which were unable to find food or water in the bleached landscape of Borana zone, Ethiopia’s water-stressed southernmost region. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Urges World Leaders to Involve Global South in Climate Change Decisions

Mar 1, 2022

An official of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has urged world leaders from developed countries to involve nations in the Global South in making decisions on issues of climate change. 

Caritas Nyundo’s distribution of shelter materials following the eruption of Mt Nyiragongo. Credit: Caritas Nyundo Diocese

Catholic Entity Says Partnership in Response to DR Congo Volcanic Eruption “a success”

Feb 26, 2022

The partnership in response to the volcanic eruption that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Goma town, which borders Rwanda's Rubavu District was successful, officials of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, have said.

Mother of two, Fatuma Ganun Mohamed, cradles her infant son Abdikan who was recently admitted to a Trócaire supported stabilisaiton centre suffering from severe malnutrition. Credit: Trócaire

Somalia in Need of “drastic action” Following Drought, Leadership of Catholic Entity Says

Feb 18, 2022

The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire in Somalia, is calling for “drastic action” to provide reprieve to the people of God in drought-stricken Horn of Africa nation. 

Logo of Trócaire. Credit: Trócaire

Transition to “more sustainable agriculture, food systems”: Catholic Charity in Malawi

Dec 30, 2021

There is need for a shift from traditional methods of farming to those that are “more sustainable” to guarantee food security, Malawi-based officials of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, have said. 

Janet Nyamutenha (37) from Zimbabwe is pictured with the free dignity kit she received through a women’s empowerment initiative. Before this, she couldn’t afford feminine hygiene products. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Launches “Gift” Initiative to Address Sanitation among Zimbabwean Women

Dec 2, 2021

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is providing basic hygiene products to women and girls in Zimbabwe’s Catholic Diocese of Mutare in an initiative the agency has dubbed “Dignity Gift”.

Twenty-six-year-old Laetitia Mukamana is one of 20 teen mothers In Rwanda who benefited from Trocaire’s women’s empowerment pilot programme. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Launches “women’s empowerment” Initiative for Rwandan Teen Mothers

Nov 23, 2021

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has launched a skills program for women in Rwanda’s Gikongoro Diocese that targets teen mothers.

Fartun (39) collecting water with other women and girls from her village Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Transforming Lives in Somalia Through “Christmas gifts of love” Initiative

Nov 16, 2021

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is providing clean and safe drinking water in the drought-stricken Somalia in an initiative the agency has dubbed as “Christmas gifts of love”.

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COP26 Final Agreement “deeply disappointing, missed opportunity”: Catholic Entity

Nov 15, 2021

Failure by global leaders to include loss and damage financing in the final COP26 agreement is “deeply disappointing,” the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire has said.  

The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) logo displayed on a smartphone. Rafapress via Shutterstock.

Corporations Trampling on People’s Rights, Destroying Environment: Catholic Charity

Nov 13, 2021

As world powers prepare to conclude the landmark COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has decried the role of powerful corporations in contributing to the climate crisis and environmental degradation.

Epiphany became the main caregiver for her two youngers sisters at the age of 13. Credit: Trocaire

International Catholic Entity in Rwanda Recounts Success Story in Fight against Poverty

Oct 13, 2021

The experience of Epiphany, the 18-year-old Rwandese girl who was forced to drop out of school five years ago and has turned around her life has been recounted as a success story in the fight against poverty in the Great Rift Valley country.