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.
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, 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.
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 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.”
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.
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).
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.