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Trócaire Newsletter - September 2021

September 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.



What does the new UN Climate Report mean for Africa?

The report highlights the urgent need for a global climate response strategy to protect the world's most vulnerable.

African countries on the frontline of the climate crisis are struggling to adapt to increasingly unstable and unpredictable weather as they shoulder the burden of many decades of pollution by industrialised nations. There is a pressing demand for international support to help developing countries not only reduce their own emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, but to also allow them to adapt to these challenging climate conditions. Read more about what the IPCC report means for climate-justice in Africa





Trόcaire pays tribute to broadcaster Rodney Rice


Rodney and his wife Margo were leading lights in Ireland’s anti-apartheid movement. Rodney Rice is best known as the presenter of RTE Radio 1’s ‘Saturday View’ programme which he hosted for over 25 years. But it was with his ‘Worlds Apart’ programme that he made a huge contribution to development issues. President Higgins has called him ’one of the earliest, bravest and most consistent voices in opposing apartheid in South Africa’. He was banned from South Africa for 10 years by the apartheid regime in 1981, after a programme he made on that regime was aired.


Rodney is the father of Trócaire's former Head of Communications, Eoghan Rice, and our thoughts and prayers are with Margo, Eoghan and the entire Rice family at this difficult time - ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Trócaire's full tribute to Rodney Rice can be read here






Malawi Climate Crisis, a Solution in the Hands of Global Leaders African countries only account for 2-3 % of global carbon emissions.

Without sufficient global support the problems created by climate change in Malawi will worsen. The majority of Malawi’s 19 million inhabitants still depend on agriculture to feed their families. The impact of climate change threatens the production of staple foods that families rely so people's lives are being put at risk everyday. There is an urgent need for the heads of global and regional groupings, states and governments to formulate, implement and adequately resource climate change policies and actions to protect the communities worst-affected countries by climate change

Read more about how Climate Change is devastating Malawi






Vaccinations should be steered by success of polio eradication campaign

Less than 1% of Somalians have been vaccinated and one of the main challenges is supply.

One of our biggest challenges in Somalia is a limited supply of vaccines. Wealthy nations struck deals with vaccine manufacturers, securing a disproportionately large share of early Covid-19 vaccine supplies leaving vulnerable nations like Somalia's in a more precarious situation. Lessons can and should be learned from the polio eradication campaign, says Dr. Abdi Tari Ali, Deputy Director of Trócaire Somalia.

Read more about what made the polio eradication campaign a success





Watch: Providing Healthcare in Yemen Only half the health facilities in Yemen are functional and those that are working aren't fully equipped.

Yemen is facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world with four in every five people in desperate need of humanitarian support. Watch this video now to learn more about how Trócaire is responding to the devastating situation in Yemen and how your generous support is having an impact.

Watch the full video here now



News around the world:


Ireland: Ireland takes over presidency of UN Security Council ​​​​​​​


Somalia: ‘Nothing to eat’: Somalia hit by triple threat of climate crisis, Covid and conflict


Malawi: ‘Everything is changing’: the struggle for food as Malawi’s Lake Chilwa shrinks

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Climate Change: Climate change made Europe floods more likely - study





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