Globally, 124 million people are suffering from acute hunger and, in some cases, starvation – an increase from 80 million two years ago.
Trócaire is deeply embedded in Irish culture and is an organisation people in Ireland are rightly proud of, said Caoimhe de Barra.
If even a fraction of the learning of Irish agriculture reached Africa it would lift many millions of people out of extreme poverty, says Gorta–Self Help Africa
UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson says international community must do more.
Praises Irish missionaries, "who created strong bonds" between peoples of Ireland and Uganda.
“If we wait to see the images that haunted us thirty years ago before we intervene, we will have failed the people of Ethiopia."
Dedication to ending child hunger and improving maternal health in developing world recognised.
Appointment of Charities Regulatory Authority by the end of February welcomed.