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Trócaire Newsletter - May 2021

May 2021


Dear Friend,


Here's the latest monthly update from Trócaire. News and views from Trócaire staff, plus the latest social and political developments from the countries where we work.


Please return your Trócaire box


This year is different, but your Lenten donations are needed more urgently than ever.


We are asking the Irish public to ‘make your Trócaire box count’. Please count or estimate what is in your box and donate the equivalent amount online, over the phone or via post. Trócaire’s campaign this year focuses on people who are trapped in long-running wars, such as those affecting places such as South Sudan and Somalia.

How can I safely return my box this year?



Humanitarian Action Explained


New video series explains key global justice issues


Think about humanitarian action, and you’ll probably imagine helicopter rescues, emergency supplies and crowded refugee camps. But while these are often a reality when it comes to humanitarian action they’re only part of a much bigger story.


'Explained by Trócaire' is a new series of short videos which explain key global justice issues. Our first video explains Humanitarian Action. What is a humanitarian crisis? Why do we need humanitarian action? How can we put local communities at the heart of responding to a crisis?


Watch "Humanitarian Action Explained" to learn more




Has Israel effectively annexed the West Bank?


Online discussion with two leading local human rights organisations


To discuss the ongoing annexation of Palestinian land, Trócaire and Christian Aid hosted an online discussion with two leading human rights organisations in Palestine and Israel, Al-Haq and B’Tselem.


The discussion was wide-ranging, covering issues such as the harsh and brutal reality facing Palestinians in their everyday lives as a result of what both organisations call an apartheid regime, the recent Israeli elections and forthcoming Palestinian elections, and what Ireland can and should do to ensure accountability for ongoing human right violations.


Watch the online discussion here



Trócaire CEO calls for action to stop Corporate abuse of Human Rights


Ireland should introduce a law to make it mandatory for companies to respect human rights



Speaking at the Galway Business and Human Rights Symposium 2021, Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra set out the case for Ireland to take action on corporate abuse of human rights. You can watch back her 15 minute input online.


Watch : Trócaire CEO calls for action to stop Corporate abuse of Human Rights



Trócaire welcomes Irish Aid funding announcement


Trócaire has welcomed Irish Aid announcmement of €21m in support


Trócaire’s partnership with Irish Aid delivers life-saving and life-changing programmes in some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world. Through Irish Aid, Ireland is rightly regarded as a global leader in development and the protection of human rights.


This funding will strengthen our work with communities facing the impacts of climate change, conflict and human rights abuses. Trócaire’s partnership with Irish Aid has changed millions of lives around the world.


Read more about the €21 million in Irish Aid support



News around the world:


Somalia : Frontline nurse's plea: 'It's not right who gets vaccinated first' [RTÉ, 1st April]


Vaccine Inequality : Minister says State should show leadership on equitable global vaccine distribution [Irish Times, Apr 25th]


DRC : DR Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak [Al Jazeera, May 4th]


Climate crisis: our children face wars over food and water, EU deputy warns [The Guardian, May 4th]


Note that Trócaire is not responsible for the content of news articles on external websites. The inclusion of links to external websites should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or their views and opinions.

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