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Work Toward Pro-Poor Climate Change Policies: Catholic Charity in Malawi to Global Leaders

There is need for those at the helm of global and regional institutions to work toward climate change policies that directly target poor populations, the leadership of Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, in Malawi has said. 

Trocaire supports hygiene and sanitation projects in Mabukulu Village in Eastern DR Congo./ Credit: Garry Walsh/Trocaire

Bishops in Ireland Offer Financial Support to Victims of DR Congo’s Volcanic Eruption

Catholic Bishops in Ireland have, through their overseas development agency, Trócaire, facilitated the procurement and distribution of food to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) refugees seeking shelter in Rwanda after the eruption of Mt. Nyiragongo. 

Tigrayan Highlands in northern Ethiopia/ Credit:Trocaire

Agony as Ethiopians Spend Days in Long Queues to Get Water: Catholic Charity

Residents of various parts of Ethiopia are trekking for miles and spending days in long queues to get water far away from home, a Catholic charity has reported.

South Sudanese refugee children carry water through Bidi Bidi camp in Uganda. / Tommy Trenchard/ Trocaire

Humanitarian Situation in South Sudan “likely to worsen in 2021”: Catholic Aid Agency

The humanitarian situation of the people of the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, is likely to worsen in 2021, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire, has said.

Habiba Mohamed, checks the temperature of Mohamed Abdi Ali at Luuq hospital in the Gedo region of Somalia. / Rahma Abdullah / Trócaire

Discrimination in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution “shocking injustice”: Catholic Charity

On the occasion of Zero Discrimination Day marked March 1, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire, has decried the discrimination of poor countries in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, describing it a “shocking injustice.”

Zimbabwe, S.Sudan, Somalia among Nations facing “Christmas of hunger”: Catholic Aid Agency

Zimbabwe, South Sudan, and Somalia are among the four nations staring at a hunger pandemic starting this Christmas due to the combined effects of drought and COVID-19 restrictions, the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire says.

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Ireland-based Catholic Charity Highlights Plight of Sexual Violence Victims in DR Congo

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to be marked Wednesday, November 25, the leadership of Trocaire, the overseas development agency of Ireland’s Catholic Bishops, has highlighted the plight of victims of sexual-based violence (SBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where such atrocities are “all too common.”

On International Peace Day, Church Leaders in South Sudan Want Peace Agreement Implemented

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Monday, September 21, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), representatives of various Christian denominations in South Sudan have, in a collective statement, noted “with great concern” the slow implementation of the R-ARCSS and expressed the need to “speed up the implementations of the provisions in the agreement.”

Representatives of Trocaire, Concern Worldwide, GOAL, EU, Irish Aid, as well as officials of the governments of Ireland and Sierra Leone pose for a photo during the launch of "Team Europe" initiative. / Trocaire

Catholic Charity Among Agencies Partnering with Ireland to Fight COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire, is among Ireland’s “three largest humanitarian agencies” that have come together to address COVID-19 challenges in Sierra Leone.

The 40-tonne container of emergency supplies that was handed over by Irish Ambassador to Uganda, William Carlos (R) to Trócaire Country Director in  Uganda, Ian Dolan (L). / Trocaire

Bishops in Ireland, Government Partner to Support Over 5 million Displaced in DR Congo

Amid COVID-19 restrictions, Catholic Bishops in Ireland have partnered with their government to deliver life-saving aid supplies to the more than five million people fleeing the ongoing conflict in Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Catholic Aid Agencies Collaborating to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 in Africa

With at least 36 African countries having collectively reported more than 700 COVID-19 cases, Catholic aid agencies with presence in the world’s second largest continent are collaborating in the effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus, which WHO recently declared a pandemic.