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Uganda

Daniel: the boy on the 2012 Trócaire box

We brought a little bit of Uganda to Ireland this week as we launched our annual Trócaire Lenten campaign, which is abo...

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Honduras

A courageous community leader murdered in Honduras

This week in Trócaire we were shocked to learn about the murder of Matias Valle, an outspoken human rights leader from ...

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Climate change

What a difference the rain can make

Caption: Trócaire has used Irish donations to fund vital agriculture programmes in regions such as Ishiara in Kenya. Ph...

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Human Rights

Christmas gifts bring hope for Palestinian farmers

As Christmas approaches and the weather gets colder, it is difficult to picture that in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, in the ...

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Ethiopia

Born HIV free in Ethiopia

Tigist Mekonen was married with three children when she began to feel unwell. Sickness came in waves and Tigist, a fruit...

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Zimbabwe

Born HIV free in Zimbabwe

Martha was convinced that she was going to die. She had just been diagnosed as living with HIV and considered it a death...

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Guatemala

800 families fight for justice

When a sugarcane company recently decided to re-start its operations in the Polochic Valley area of Guatemala, it came a...

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Rwanda

Tassian & Emmanuel: No ordinary friendship

Standing side-by-side, Tassian and Emmanuel look like two ordinary friends. This is no ordinary friendship, however.&nbs...

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Climate change

Two people, two thousand miles, one problem

Andrew Lodio has nowhere to go. Drought has ravaged his land, bringing dry desert all around him. A sea of dust stretche...

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Climate change

Proof of life: Solving east Africa’s food crisis

In a sea of famine and hunger, a small patch of land in the village of Nakwalekwi, northern Kenya, acts as a beacon of h...

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Malawi

Calls for reform met with murder in Malawi

“Do you think you can challenge our President? If you continue to do this work you will die a slow and painful death. ...

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Palestine & Israel

No ordinary Israeli soldier

Noam Chayut is no ordinary Israeli soldier. Since leaving the Israeli Defense force, he’s joined Breaking the Silence ...

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Human Rights

50 People, 1 Question: Jerusalem

This summer, we visited a busy marketplace in Jerusalem and asked 50 ordinary people 1 extraordinary question.  Wat...

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Palestine & Israel

Fifty people, one question

To highlight the issues behind our campaign to help protect Palestinian homes, we visited Dublin, Cork and Galway with t...

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Resource Rights

Paying for food and school takes skill and determination in Rwanda

In rural Rwanda budding footballers can be seen kicking about on dusty clay paths while dreaming of a place in the natio...

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Zimbabwe

Truth drips slowly in Zimbabwe

With its tree lined avenues, newly re-opened 5 star hotels and tranquil suburbs (recalling Surrey more than any place in...

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Kenya

‘If no people help us we will die, of that I am certain’

  We met Elella (pictured below) in the town of Lokitaung, around 50km ...

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Kenya

Hunger in the land where life began

The Turkana district of northern Kenya is where human life began. The earliest known human remains have been found ...

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Somalia

Starving to death in a world of plenty

Sitting behind a table facing a crowded room of journalists, Mark Bowden, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for So...

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Rwanda

Returning to Rwanda

I returned to Rwanda, the land of 1000 hills, more like 100,000 hills having worked there in 1994 and 1995 for a few mon...

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