Lent 2015

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With your support, communities can work their way out of poverty

Thank you for your support this Lent

This year, Trócaire’s Lenten campaign highlighted how communities in developing countries are struggling to survive in the face of extreme changes in their weather systems. 

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Hundreds of millions of  people rely on agriculture for their daily survival.  But unreliable rainfall, storms and floods are making it increasingly difficult to grow crops.  
With your support and solidarity, Trócaire is working with affected communities to adapt and cope with the unpredictability of the changing climate.
This includes finding alternative water supplies, diversifying crops, sustainable land management and being prepared for extreme weather events when they happen.

Your donations are helping

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Your donation this Lent can support communities to adapt to the challenges of climate change by installing water conservation and irrigation systems. This will help families to increase their crop harvest and grow more nutritious food to eat.


Where your money goes:
91% goes on charitable expenditure
8% is spent on fundraising and publicity activities
1% goes on governance costs

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Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today

Rains are becoming more erratic and extreme weather more common. This is a silent emergency - the World Health Organisation estimates that the effects of climate change are already responsible for over 150,000 deaths each year.

Ten million people in East Africa faced starvation from drought in 2011, while in 2013, over 6,000 people were killed and four million forced from their homes by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

But how does it affect Ireland and where do we fit in the global picture? ‘Drop in the Ocean?’ talks to some of Ireland’s leading environmental scientists, writers and activists to find out. Find out more about the film and how to organise a screening: www.trocaire.org/drop