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About Trócaire

Trócaire was established by the Catholic Church in 1973 as a way for Irish people to donate to development and emergency relief overseas. Our dual mandate is to support the most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland.

How we work

Trócaire works with local and church partners to support communities in over 20 developing countries with a focus on food and resource rights, women's empowerment and humanitarian response. 

Key facts

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Trócaire established by Bishops of Ireland to respond to poverty and injustice in the developing world

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Generously donated by the public to support Trócaire's development and humanitarian work last year

Competitive terms & conditions

2.8 million

People reached by Trócaire programmes last year across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Middle East

Trócaire Strategic Plan 2016-2020

'For a Just and Sustainable Future' outlines plans to further integrate our programmes, focusing on three areas: Resource Rights, Women's Empowerment and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response. Available in English, Spanish and French.

Accountability and Finances

For Trócaire, accountability means taking account of our commitment to justice and being an open, responsible and high performing charity. We believe in being transparent about our finances, fundraising and governance. Find full details of the charity's finances and copies of our annual reports on our finances page.

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