Trócaire Newsletter - May 2021
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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