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As drought becomes more common, Pope says access to water is a human right

"The aridity of the planet is extending to new regions, and more and more are suffering as a result of the lack of water."

2019.03.23.

Archbishop heartened to see work of Trócaire in Iraq

On a visit to region devastated by war, Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to Christians to support Trócaire Christmas appeal which “eases people’s suffering and allows them to dream of brighter days ahead”.

2018.12.14.

Irish bishops farewell oil and gas investments

“Avoiding further climate change and protecting our common home requires a major shift away from highly polluting fossil fuels towards cleaner renewable energy.”

2018.08.25.

Trócaire expresses concern for attacks on freedom to operate

“Like a free press, a free civil society is fundamental to democracy.” - Éamonn Meehan, executive director of Trócaire

2018.07.30.

Vatican fountains switched off as effects of drought hit Rome

The crisis is partly as a result of this year’s unusually hot summer – temperatures in Rome are expected to hit 38 ˚C this week – but a crucial factor is that the Lazio region, in which Rome lies, has experienced two exceptionally dry winters in a row.

2017.07.31.

National Church collection in aid of 25m facing famine in East Africa

In the Turkana region in the north of Kenya, around 30 per cent of people are severely malnourished, warns Trócaire.

2017.07.11.

Bishop Crean chides the world for ignoring East Africa crisis

Over 24 million people currently rely on food aid in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya due to a combination of drought and conflict.

2017.06.21.

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement is “betrayal of the world’s poor”

President Trump should travel to east Africa and see for himself the devastating impact of climate change. Trócaire sees those impacts every day – Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire.

2017.06.02.

Cholera in Somalia

Cholera cases are increasing every day, because conditions in the camps are unhygienic, there is poor water supply, and people arrive already weak from hunger.

2017.03.30.

A thank you from Turkana

More than 1,500 children in the Elemi Triangle of northwest Kenya receive at least one meal each day thanks to aid from Ireland.

2017.02.12.

Mary Robinson speaks up for ‘small’ farmers in Honduras

Around a quarter of all young children in Honduras, aged between six months to two-and-a-half years, suffer from chronic malnutrition.

2016.08.03.

Ethiopia facing worst drought in decades

UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson says international community must do more.

2016.07.21.

Calls for urgent action on African drought

“If we wait to see the images that haunted us thirty years ago before we intervene, we will have failed the people of Ethiopia."

2016.07.07.

Ireland urged to end investment in fossil fuels

“By investing in fossil fuel industries, Ireland is funding climate change,” Eamonn Meehan of Trócaire warns.

2016.04.22.

Ethiopian church appeals for aid as drought worsens

“The severity of the situation is continuously increasing as is the number of people affected”: Cardinal Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel, Archbishop of Addis Ababa.

2016.02.16.

Welcome for landmark climate deal in Paris

Trócaire warns that deal is a road map for urgent action as opposed to a definitive solution to protect people from the impacts of climate change.

2015.12.13.

Trócaire urges Taoiseach to show leadership in Paris

“The fact that these talks are being held when millions along eastern Africa are experiencing chronic food shortages due to drought highlights exactly what is at stake."

2015.11.30.

Trócaire’s impact in Kenya praised by Irish delegates

“Thank you Trócaire for not forgetting about me” were the words of one young bed-ridden mother of two.

2015.11.22.

Archbishop launches new Facebook page for Lent

The theme of Trócaire’s 2015 Lenten campaign is ‘Fighting drought and hunger caused by climate change’.

2015.02.18.

Climate change is a human crisis: Bishop Crean

'The Cry of the Earth' reminds Catholics in Ireland of their Christian duty to care for the Earth.

2014.10.09.
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