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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Trócaire

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# occupied territories bill
'A cop out': Calls for government to take a stand as over 100 Irish politicians sign letter opposing West Bank annexation
The Occupied Territories Bill was dropped from the programme for government at the behest of Fine Gael.
Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it
Were coronavirus to spread across the entire African continent, countries will have to rely only on their own scarce resources, writes Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra.
# Coronavirus
Trócaire cancels all public outreach activities during its Lenten Appeal
The charity is still accepting donations online or by phone.
Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles
Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.
'A truly remarkable person': Tributes paid to Trócaire worker of 37 years Sally O'Neill
Through the years, O’Neill worked primarily on Trócaire projects in Latin America.
# Global Citizen Award
'Irish people are very generous, partly because of the effect the Famine had on us'
Éamonn Meehan, Trócaire’s Executive Director, on why thinking globally is more important than ever in 2018.
# Uganda
Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world
More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.
# Charity
55-year-old Irishman to become oldest person to travel around the world on a bike
Dermot Higgins set off on his 31,000km journey last June. He’s set to return to Dublin on 1 April.
# Uganda
'I would do what it takes to survive': former child soldier tells of his time in Kony's army
Denis Ojara was abducted at 14 years of age to serve in the LRA in Northern Uganda.
# trocaire box
A change collection that became an Irish institution is back
Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.
'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters'
Donald Trump’s presidency is a tumultuous soap opera, but it’s making us ignore real humanitarian disasters, writes Dominic MacSorley.
# Donations
Up to €8,000 stolen from Trocaire boxes in Clare church
The thieves broke into a safe before escaping with the cash.
# Gender
'Even going to the gynaecologist might be seen as cheating': Changing how one country views its women
“Did he control his wife in the past? Soza pauses for a second. “Yes,” he says.”
# Where the money goes
Young girl who featured on 2004 Trócaire box visits Ireland to say thank you
Josiane is now working for the charity in Rwanda.
# Famine
Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan
Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.
# Kenya
Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive
Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.
# fight for justice
Blind in one eye, crippled by pain, Teresina does without meals so her kids can eat visited families in Kenya whose livelihoods were destroyed by climate change.
# the pope is alright
Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope
The pope says earth is beginning to look more like an “immense pile of filth”.
# War
Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan
The country has been fighting since 2013.
# Every Little Helps
Trócaire Lenten boxes raise over €6m this year
The Trócaire Lenten campaign is in its 41st year.
# Let the Devil Sleep
20 Years On: Rwandans learn to live beside the men who killed their children
Today, survivors and perpetrators come together to learn how to live side by side so their country can move towards reconciliation.
# world aids day
Is Ireland doing enough to help the global fight against AIDS?
Charities say Ireland has traditionally been at the forefront, but on World AIDS Day they say that support is slipping.
# Charity
Over €4 million left to Trócaire in wills last year
Overall the charity’s income was down 10 per cent as it said it continues to be impacted by the difficult economic climate.
# Aid
9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years
From famine in North Korea to the genocide in Rwanda, these photographs offer an insight into global crises – and how the world has dealt with them.
# Climate Change
Trócaire "mystified" by "weak" draft climate change bill
The charity said it is disappointed at what it describes as a “row back” on the all-party draft bill on climate change.
# Fundraising
In pics: 40 years of the Trócaire Lenten box
Do you remember these designs?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have a Trócaire box in the house?
It was once in almost every household in Ireland over Lent – on the charity’s 40th anniversary, we ask: Is the Trócaire box something you still use?
# east africa
Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa
The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.
# east africa
Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa
Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.
Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty
On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.