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Ireland should push for peace as Idlib air strikes begin

The people trapped in Idlib are afraid of a major military offensive similar to Aleppo, and a potential chemical weapons...

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Syria & Lebanon

Update from the Future of Syria conference

Representatives from three local Syrian organisations Trócaire supports met with Minister Ciaran Cannon at the Brussels...

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A Push for Peace in Syria at international conference

The Future of Syria conference, which takes place in Brussels, is an opportunity to address the funding gap for urg...

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Humanitarian

Still no shelter for Syrian refugees

Over 6 million are displaced in Syria, with a further 5.5 million having fled the country. Most of the refugees are livi...

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Civilians will continue to pay the price for political failure in Syria

End the failure in Syria Trócaire Executive Director Éamonn Meehan said: “The use of chemical gases and nerve agents...

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Syria & Lebanon

Are the international structures that govern and police the world today fit for purpose?

Almost 70 years ago, with Europe still lying in ruins, a set of ‘rules’ –  the Geneva Conventions –...

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Refugees

Seven years on: Remembering the origins of the crisis in Syria

Origins of the conflict This protracted conflict has killed more than 500,000 people and contributed to the largest refu...

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Humanitarian

Voices from Damascus: ‘we are trying to stay alive’

Lubna Alkanawati, who runs Women Now, a centre to support women affected by the conflict, wrote:  ‘Our colleagues...

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Humanitarian

Partners in Syria suspend programmes after airstrikes

On February 6, a centre run by Women Now, a partner organisation of Trócaire who provide support and training to women ...

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Palestine & Israel

New exhibition of expressive art by Syrian and Palestinian refugee women

Home to an estimated 40,000 refugees, Shatila refugee camp occupies a small one square kilometre site just outside Beiru...

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Humanitarian

Senseless killing of 26 year old humanitarian worker in Syria

Trócaire condemns the killing of a young humanitarian worker, Malak Khoubia (26), in Damascus, Syria, as fears grow of ...

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Access to Justice

How Donald Trump’s Executive Order counters international law

By Julian Waagensen, Trócaire Policy & Advocacy Adviser President Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and immigra...

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Humanitarian

How you can help people in Syria

The slaughter in Aleppo has highlighted the appalling suffering endured by the Syrian people over the last five years. V...

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Refugees

Pray for peace in Syria: a message from Caritas Syria

Please find below urgent message from our partner in Syria, Caritas Syria. “When we hear the news talking about th...

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Humanitarian

4000 promises: One year on

Only 311 Syrian refugees have been taken in by Ireland, despite Government promise last year to welcome 4000. #4000promi...

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Humanitarian

Damascus report: “I’ve no choice but to stay”

Trócaire’s Niall O’Keeffe, Head of Region – Asia and Middle East, writes about a recent visit to Damascus in...

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Humanitarian

Five years of war: end the suffering in Syria

On March 15 2011, pro-democracy protests took place in the southern city of Deraa in Syria. The protests were in respons...

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Humanitarian

International Migrants Day: Stories from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Refugees crossing into Europe by land and sea are set to hit the one million mark over the coming days. As temperatures ...

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Humanitarian

Fadi’s story: A Syrian refugee living in Lebanon

By Noelle Fitzpatrick, Trócaire’s Syria Humanitarian Officer  Fadi is a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, be...

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Access to Justice

Trócaire welcomes Irish Government’s decision to receive 4,000 refugees into Ireland

by Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of Trócaire Today’s announcement is welcome. The decision to welcome 4,000 refu...

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Access to Justice

Recall the Dáil to respond to the European refugee crisis

Trócaire call for the Dáil to be recalled early to “establish an immediate and effective response” from Ir...

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Access to Justice

EU needs to treat the unprecedented European migration crisis as a humanitarian emergency

Trócaire has called on the EU to treat the unprecedented European migration crisis as a humanitarian emergency and comm...

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