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SVP expect no slow down in calls for help in its 175th anniversary year

In Ireland, the Society of St Vincent de Paul receives more than 130,000 calls for assistance a year – about 11 percent more than it did five years ago.

2019.01.07.

Bishops urge support for Trócaire’s Yemen appeal

Ongoing conflict sees Yemen suffering the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

2018.12.09.

Hunger a serious problem in more than 50 countries, says Concern Worldwide

Globally, 124 million people are suffering from acute hunger and, in some cases, starvation – an increase from 80 million two years ago.

2018.10.13.

Peace in South Sudan would be “the greatest gift”, says bishop heading relief effort

“The food they have in these camps is not enough. Some of them get only one meal a day.” – Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Adwok Kur of Khartoum

2018.06.25.

Culture night exhibition to show Church in Dublin’s response to disasters

According to Dublin diocesan archivist, Noelle Dowling, some of the material on display on Friday night includes photographs and letters of thanks and appreciation from Vietnam, which suffered devastation during 20 years of war from 1955 until 1975.

2017.09.20.

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly calls for more to be done for African famine and refugee crisis

“At a time when a record number of people around the world are displaced by violence, the international community needs to stand behind international law to ensure safety for people who have been forced to flee as a result of famine or civil unrest.”

2017.08.05.

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.

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.

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.

Trócaire says Irish generosity has lifted millions out of poverty

Aid has delivered so many success stories. Unfortunately, the spread of conflicts and the worsening impacts of climate change are increasingly out-pacing those efforts.

2017.03.11.

Honour St Patrick by welcoming migrants and feeding the hungry, says bishops’ message

The plight of Patrick, himself a migrant, has been faced by many Irish people who have struggled to live and integrate into new cultures.

2017.03.10.

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.

Mediterranean is a marine grave for many says President

Michael D. Higgins criticises European nations' failure to respond to their humanitarian obligations at Famine commemoration.

2016.09.13.

Ireland has biggest homeless crisis since the Famine

Last year was the busiest ever for the Peter McVerry Trust which saw a 40% increase in the number of people supported in housing.

2016.08.31.

Famine Memorial Garden links past with the present

The parish of Devenish's memorial "calls us to address the poverty and famine in our own world today and constantly answer the call of the Gospel to reach out to those in need.”

2016.08.20.

Irish aid agencies stress financial rectitude to shore up support

Trócaire and Concern underline their financial transparency and accountability.

2016.07.17.

Plaque unveiled to Presentation Sisters in Castleisland

“The arrival of Mother Joseph Harnett back to her native Castleisland during those dark days brought light to a lot of people in the area.”

2016.06.25.

Thousands attend OLA-SMA Knock pilgrimage

“Migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty, hunger and exploitation, much like our forefathers at the time of the famine."

2016.06.01.

The Holy Family were refugees in Egypt: Bishop

“Once again the ugly consequences of war have caused multitudes of good people to take great risks as they seek refuge in foreign lands.”

2015.09.13.

UN must address migrant tragedy: Italian bishops

“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.

2015.08.18.

Pope recalls horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Nuclear bombings in August 1945 are a “symbol of the enormous destructive power of humanity when it makes a distorted use of scientific and technical progress”.

2015.08.10.

Trócaire staff withdrawn from South Sudan district

Hasty evacuation of three local staff from Melut to Juba following heavy fighting.

2015.06.01.

Ban Ki Moon’s role as a bridge builder praised

“Ireland has always been one of the strongest supporters of the United Nations and some 90 Irish soldiers have lost their lives in the quest for worldwide peace.”

2015.05.26.

Trócaire mustn’t become secularised in its ethos

Motivation must be the spread of the Kingdom of God through the building up of human solidarity and a more just world: Bishop McKeown

2014.11.15.

Trócaire warns of humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

1.5 million people have been displaced and 4 million face hunger.

2014.09.10.

Famine threat warning in South Sudan

"People are on the edge of starvation. This conflict has been devastating and very inhuman" - Mgr Roko Taban Mousa.

2014.02.16.

Nuncio to join Irish chaplaincy in Britain’s Mayo walk

‘In the Footsteps of Irish Emigrants’ is part of the Church's ‘Year of Faith’ celebrations.

2013.08.06.
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