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Trócaire Newsletter - October 2021

October 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.




Corporate Abuse of Human Rights in Honduras Must End


The Guapinol 8, were detained for peacefully protesting the exploitation of their community’s natural resources.

There is no substantial evidence against the Guapinol water defenders. The accusations are fabricated and have served to repress the legitimate resistance movement in favour of profiteering.Despite repeated calls for the release of the eight men, the Honduran Supreme Court has recently extended their pretrial detention period for an additional six months. Read more about the Guapinol 8 and their pursuit for justice here





Winner 2021: Charity Excellence Awards


Trócaire's CEO, Caoimhe de Barra, has been awarded this year's Excellence in Leadership award by the Charities Institute Ireland.We are extremely proud of our CEO Caoimhe de Barra who received this prestigious award for her outstanding contribution to Trócaire and the sector in the last year.


Caoimhe has led on a new strategy putting localisation and the voice of partners at the centre of our work. She is dedicating this award to our teams around the world for their "courage, perseverance and commitment" in working to achieve global justice.


Ms de Barra said: “I am so proud to accept this award on behalf of the dedicated Trócaire teams in Ireland and abroad who are working each and every day with our partners to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable impacted by Covid-19, climate change and conflict."




UN Food Systems Summit 2021


Trócaire called on the Irish Government to play its part in tackling the spiraling hunger crisis by become a global leader in sustainable food systems.

The UNFSS aims to serve as a turning point to achieve zero hunger and all the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 by ensuring we all work together to transform the way the world produces, processes, consumes and thinks about food.With member states’ support, the Summit can take a critical first step to developing a genuinely inclusive menu of transformative food systems options. And thus make some real progress towards achieving zero hunger by 2030.

Read more about the United Nations Food System Summit here





Trócaire providing hope to families in Rwanda devastated by volcanic aftershocks


The aftershocks of Mount Nyiragongo's eruption left thousands in Rwanda homeless.

Mvuyekure Kayusu, (39), his wife Pelagie, and their nine children are one of thousands of families in Rubavu, Rwanda, whose lives were devastated following the Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in May. Their entire house collapsed and the family of 9 were forced to live in the rubble of their home without food or shelter. Trócaire, along with other humanitarian agencies and the Government of Rwanda, worked together to deliver emergency assistance to displaced families like Mvuyekure's.

Read more about Mvuyekure's story of survival here




Watch: Agroecology is an alternative to a Broken System


New figures reveal that one-in-three people in the world, did not have access to adequate food in 2020.

To make any real progress towards delivering zero hunger the global challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and rising inequality need to be tackled. Food systems have a central role to play in addressing these interconnected challenges.

Watch the full video here now




News around the world:



Ireland: OECD to announce global corporate tax deal


Africa: WHO endorses use of world's first Malaria vaccine in Africa


Yemen: 'A major setback': UN ends Yemen war crime probe


Climate Change: Poor countries must not be forced to take on debt to tackle climate crisis





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