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Humanitarian crisis

Five years of war in Sudan has brought “shame and pain” says Primate

President of the Sudanese Catholic Bishops’ Conference is cautiously optimistic over peace agreement but appeals for prayers and support for “salvation of South Sudan”.

2018.12.30.

Irish aid worker in Yemen appeal

Over half a million suspected cholera cases and twenty million people in need of aid in beleaguered state.

2017.08.18.

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.

CAFOD urges ceasefire to ease desperate situation in Syria

“Humanitarian access to vulnerable people is absolutely vital, there must be safe, unrestricted passage of aid to all parts of Syria.”

2016.08.11.

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.

Syria has to be foreign policy priority

"This crisis will not end until a political solution is put in place. Through the EU, Ireland has a valuable role to play," says Trócaire Director.

2016.03.14.

Militants destroy catholic church in Aden

Church leaders pray "That peace and justice will be restored in Yemen."

2015.12.12.

Kidnapped Syrian Catholic priest is freed

Fr Jacques Mourad released after five months as Pope says he is following with great concern what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem and West Bank.

2015.10.12.

Do not abandon the victims of this crisis: Pope

On Syria and Iraq Pontiff appeals, “We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds”.

2015.09.18.

Bishop Doran seeks Dáil recall over refugee crisis

Parish communities asked to consider whether there are vacant properties - houses, granny-flats or spare-rooms which might accommodate refugees.

2015.09.07.

Bishops express solidarity with suffering Syrians

Since 15 March 2011, 210,000 people have been killed in the war in Syria, one million injured, and more than 4 million people have fled the country.

2015.03.15.

Darkness in Syria reflects ravages of war

83% of lights in Syria extinguished since 2011 in "worst humanitarian crisis the world has seen in a generation" according to Trócaire.

2015.03.13.

Bishops regret suspension of UN food scheme

Chair of Trócaire, Bishop William Crean, expresses “grave concern” for the 1.7 million Syrian refugees dependent on World Food Programme voucher scheme.

2014.12.07.

More Government funds for Syria

€5.3m will help provide emergency food, water and healthcare to some of the most vulnerable Syrians.

2014.02.18.
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