The SAHAN project is an example of how impactful overseas aid projects can be.
Awards were given to service men and women, active and retired, who especially exemplify respect, loyalty, integrity, selflessness, moral courage and physical courage.
“Sally was the heartbeat of Trócaire for almost 40 years. She was a truly remarkable person. She embodied our values.”
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”.
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
“Last weekend’s collection will enable us to reach even more people with life-saving aid. The support of the Catholic Church in Ireland will make a significant contribution to saving lives in East Africa over the coming weeks.”
In the Turkana region in the north of Kenya, around 30 per cent of people are severely malnourished, warns Trócaire.
Trócaire workers are responding to this humanitarian crisis with dedication, courage and selflessness.
Over 24 million people currently rely on food aid in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya due to a combination of drought and conflict.
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.
The plight of Patrick, himself a migrant, has been faced by many Irish people who have struggled to live and integrate into new cultures.
“We believe that by helping to resettle the most vulnerable, we are living out our Christian faith and ‘welcoming the stranger’ as Jesus has challenged us to do.”
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.”
“Racism and xenophobia are garnering electoral power in many countries” – President Higgins.
Michael D. Higgins criticises European nations' failure to respond to their humanitarian obligations at Famine commemoration.
“Over the past few weeks and months we have witnessed an unprecedented polarisation of attitudes on immigration and refugees, culminating in a dramatic and repugnant rise in race hate crime since the referendum.”
Al-Shabab massacre foiled as Muslim bus passengers face down Islamist gunmen and stand in solidarity with Christians.
Between November 2013 and October 2014, 4,344 Christians were killed “for reasons closely linked to their faith” and 1,062 churches were attacked.
Last year public donated €23 million to programmes which benefited 2.4 million people in 24 countries according to annual report.
We must stand up to the men of violence Archbishop Martin exhorts in Way of the Cross reflection.