“As always, we are tremendously grateful for the great support we receive from the parishioners, the clergy and bishops of Ireland, north and south. They are the lifeblood of Trócaire.”
“The year started with 168 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. COVID-19 has massively increased these needs. The impact on the poorest and most vulnerable is devastating and levels of human suffering are spiraling out of control,” - Dominic MacSorley, Concern
Ambassador of Ireland, Lesley Ní Bhriain, said: “Concern, Trócaire and GOAL are well placed to implement this essential response work in Sierra Leone, which will help around 400,000 people.”
“Until it is safe, until further instructions, please hold onto your Lent Box. Keeping it safe will help keep you safe too,” says Trócaire’s Caoimhe de Barra.
Thousands of life-changing projects have been implemented with one common thread: Misean Cara members working in solidarity with a community to address a real and immediate need.
Donor nations need to go back to a focus on the “integral care of the person”. What Africans want most of all is basic healthcare for all and that women give birth safely, says Uju Ekeocha, a Nigerian pro life campaigner.
Overseas development aid spending by the Irish government needs to increase by €115 million a year if it is to reach the UN spending target of 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income by 2030.
Of the 550 projects displayed at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019, 88 explored climate change and environmental issues, responding to challenges caused by excessive carbon emissions and toxic refuse generated by excessive lifestyles.
The new policy should focus on Ireland’s contribution to building a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world.
Ireland’s emergency supplies, sent last week and now being distributed, will help to meet the immediate needs of up to 4,000 displaced families
“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.
More than 1,500 children in the Elemi Triangle of northwest Kenya receive at least one meal each day thanks to aid from Ireland.
“Ireland has an international commitment to spend 0.7 percent of national income on helping the world’s poorest people, yet this budget will bring us further from this commitment” – Trócaire.
Praises Irish missionaries, "who created strong bonds" between peoples of Ireland and Uganda.
“Over the past five years Ireland has committed over a million euro to projects in Eritrea. Over 20,000 Eritrean families have been directly helped.”
Cattle improvement programme is about "technology transfer and capacity building and not about traditional aid" - John Weakliam, CEO, Vita.
FAO & WFP warn that drought and flooding over the last growing season has caused the number of food-insecure people to increase by 13%.
Last year public donated €23 million to programmes which benefited 2.4 million people in 24 countries according to annual report.
Ireland, as a matter of urgency, must play its part in ensuring these goals are adequately financed: Eamonn Meehan of Trócaire.
Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.
Immigrant Council of Ireland warns that family rights, access to work and education as well as citizenship need to be addressed by the State.
Approximately 5 million people in Sierra Leone will benefit from new programme.
President of Caritas Syria, Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, describes conditions in Aleppo, ravaged by four years of conflict.
On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.
"It is widely recognised that Irish missionaries led the way for much of what the Irish Government, through Irish Aid, is now doing in the area of development assistance."
Presenting its 2015 pre-Budget Submission, Dóchas renews call to the Government to meet target of 0.7% ODA.
Misean Cara managed €16 million in funding from Irish Aid for development projects.
Taoiseach describes famine as a “national horror" in which victims suffered "slow, starving" death.
Transition taking place within missionary congregations as Irish members decline.
Ireland has “strong bonds" with Filipino people through missionaries and Filipinos working here - Tánaiste.