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Eritrea and Ethiopia reach peace deal

"People are really hopeful. The ordinary people always wanted this peace."

2018.07.15.

GOAL aid worker receives Presidential Award

“Now more than ever, the compassion, empathy and generosity of spirit, so characteristic of our people in our best moments, are displayed by our awardees here today” President Michael D Higgins

2017.12.07.

Irish Aid launches annual report

“2016 saw the scale of humanitarian need in the world reach record levels with over 130 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Ireland is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to ease the plight of civilians caught up in conflicts and natural disasters,” - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D.

2017.09.29.

Irish priest’s peace building and conflict resolution programme expands in Africa

In 2009 Fr Patrick Devine SMA founded the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. It has now trained over 9,600 community leaders and village elders as peacemakers.

2017.07.28.

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.

Nationwide appeal for aid to help East African famine victims

Trócaire workers are responding to this humanitarian crisis with dedication, courage and selflessness.

2017.07.07.

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.

Concern’s Fr Jack Finucane C.S.Sp. dies suddenly

His work “leaves a real, positive, and enduring legacy for millions of people across the globe” – President Higgins.

2017.06.09.

Death of Irish-born former nuncio to Rwanda, Ethiopia and New Zealand

As head of the diplomatic corps in Ethiopia at the time of the famine, Archbishop Thomas White was responsible for coordinating the contributions of many countries and charities in support of those who were starving.

2017.05.09.

Famine in South Sudan

Pope Francis urged people to “commit not to stop at making statements, but also to provide concrete food aid and to allow it to reach suffering populations.”

2017.02.23.

Ceann Comhairle Launches ‘Ceann Comhairle Project for Africa’

It is hoped that the fund will allow Trócaire to bring support to 7,000 people in drought-affected areas of Ethiopia.

2016.12.17.

West of Ireland eco sisters take award

The independently assessed award affirms good environmental stewardship and helps church communities to witness to caring for God’s creation.

2016.12.01.

Irish agriculture know-how for Africa

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

2016.10.20.

First-ever refugee Olympic Team arrives in Rio

“We are running for all refugees” - Paulo Lokoro who is a 24-year-old 800-metre runner.

2016.08.02.

Ethiopia facing worst drought in decades

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

2016.07.21.

Irish aid agencies stress financial rectitude to shore up support

Trócaire and Concern underline their financial transparency and accountability.

2016.07.17.

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.

Missionaries helped 2.5 million in 2015

"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.

2016.07.05.

Ireland supports Eritrea in cattle project

Cattle improvement programme is about "technology transfer and capacity building and not about traditional aid" - John Weakliam, CEO, Vita.

2016.03.23.

Primate appeals for cohesive plan for refugees

“We are being confronted with a human tragedy that requires a generous political and church partnership to help meet the needs of these vulnerable people."

2015.10.26.

Irish Farmers Association encourages farmers in Ethopia

The struggle of farmers in Ethiopia is the same as that of rural Ireland in the past says Eddie Downey Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President who has visited the country.

2015.07.21.

President pays tribute to missionaries’ selfless work

Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.

2015.05.28.

Trócaire Lenten box goes digital via mobile app

New app is suitable for mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices and is simple to use for active mobile phone users.

2015.02.19.

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.

Poetry competition promotes climate justice

Collaboration between Trócaire and Poetry Ireland is open to all writers from published poets to primary school students.

2015.02.10.

President Higgins makes Ebola plea in Ethiopia

On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.

2014.11.06.

Climate change could cause 250,000 deaths

Climate change, Trócaire director warns, is the single biggest threat to humanity but the political system has refused to address it.

2014.11.06.

Irish agriculture assisting Ethiopian potato projects

Sustainable seed potato production aims to improve livelihoods.

2013.10.31.

Irish overseas volunteers much prized says Minister

New initiative aimed at increasing the number of Irish volunteers.

2013.10.17.

Irish people still committed to overseas aid

New video shows the majority of people want the Government to deliver on its aid promises.

2013.10.03.
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