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Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland.  We were set up in 1973 by the Bishops of Ireland to express the concern of the Irish Catholic Church for the suffering of the world's poorest people. www.trocaire.ie

Trócaire – Your Support at Work 2013-2014

Learn about the impact and difference your support has made in the countries where Trócaire works, as well as the great achievements of their supporters in Ireland.

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Bar Stool Soapbox – Climate Change

This summer Trócaire brought a barstool into Dublin city centre and asked people for their thoughts on climate change.

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Trócaire Gaza Appeal – August 2014

Trócaire is appealing for your support for their efforts to deliver emergency aid to Gaza and their work towards a just peace in the region.

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Sundays of Sorrow: Inside Medellín’s War

‘Maria’ tells her incredible story, how she suffered at the hands of vicious drug gangs in Medellín and how Trocaire has assisted her and women like her.

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Taking Power Back: Colombian Farmers Speak Out

Small farmers have been caught in the middle of Colombia’s civil war for decades. Today, they are beginning to speak up. Video by Trocaire.

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Trócaire’s Somalia Education Programme

Our Education programme in Gedo, Somalia is running since 2011 from money from an Emergency Appeal. Funds are fast depleting so we urgently need to raise €500,000 for 15 schools.

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Let the Devil Sleep: Rwanda 20 Years After Genocide

Let the Devil Sleep is the story of four individual’s unlikely journey of confession, forgiveness and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda.

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Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2014 – Bishop William Crean

Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne, describes meeting Enestina, the young girl on the 2014 Trócaire box in Malawi.

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Water has no enemy – water as a human right

In this extract from the 2014 Trócaire Lenten Lecture, Fr Orobator asserts that access to fresh water is a universal and inalienable human right.

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Trócaire Lenten Lecture 2014 – Water has no Enemy

See full lecture delivered by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ in which he highlighted that water needs to understood not as a commodity but part of the common good.

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Trócaire Lenten campaign 2014 – Primary Schools Livestream

Watch back this half hour programme for Primary Schools introducing the 2014 Lenten campaign.

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Trócaire Lenten campaign 2014 – OnLine Ad

Worldwide, 783 million people do not have access to clean, safe water. This year’s Trócaire Lent Campaign is about the global water crisis.

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Trócaire Poster Competition Winners 2013

The 2013 winners explain the meaning behind their poster which is on display now in all our schools during Lent 2014. Find out how to enter this year.

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Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2014 – Junior Primary

Watch and learn about the daily routine of Enestina from Malawi who is featured on the 2014 Trócaire box – for junior primary students.

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Trócaire Poetry Competition 2013 – Children Winners

Two of the winners in the children’s category in the 2013 Trocaire / Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition

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Trócaire Gift of Water

Your gift of water is, quite simply, the gift of life. Your thoughtful gift will fund water projects in the world’s poorest places.

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Trócaire Gift of Safe Motherhood

Your thoughtful gift of safe motherhood will provide essential training for midwives to safely deliver babies and deal with emergency situations in Somalia.

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Trócaire Gift of Legal Aid

Your thoughtful gift of legal aid will help in the search for family members lost during the war. It will also support the gathering of evidence to prosecute war criminals.

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Trócaire Gift of a House

Your thoughtful gift will provide a secure, dry home and provide proper roofing materials for people who can’t afford repair costs.

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Trócaire Gift of Support to Grandparents

Your thoughtful gift will help these very special and loving grandparents provide a secure and happy environment for their grandchildren.

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Trócaire Gift of a Goat

Your thoughtful gift of a goat can do much more than provide food and an income for a family in need.

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Trócaire Gift of Birth Cert

Your thoughtful gift is a gift of identity, recognition and proof of date and place of birth.

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Trócaire Gift of Chicks

Your thoughtful gift of chicks will provide eggs, a daily source of nutrition. They can be sold in local markets too, providing a helpful source of income.

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Éamonn Meehan – new Trócaire Director

Éamonn Meehan first joined Trócaire staff in 1991. In 2002, Éamonn was appointed Deputy Director and Head of Trócaire’s Ireland Division.

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