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April 2019 Newsletter

Here's the latest monthly update from Trócaire. Our newsletter features news and views from Trócaire staff, volunteers and supporters around the world. Plus the latest social and political developments from the countries where we work.

Meet Maya, Maria and Patricia

Our 2019 Lent campaign is focusing on communities who have lost their land. 

This year's Trócaire box tells the stories of Maya, Maria and Patricia.

Maya's family are Syrian refugees who were forced from their homes due to conflict. They fled the war and now live in Lebanon. 

Maria's family in Guatemala were forced from their home due to business interests. Their home was bulldozed and their land seized by companies to grow sugarcane.

Patricia's mother is a widow who lost all rights to her land. Often in northern Uganda, just because you’re a woman – once you lose your husband – you also lose your home.

Learn more about their fight for their land rights

Your support is reaching cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Over 2.5 million people have been left in urgent need of humanitarian aid

Cyclone Idai has caused unprecedented devastation in southern Africa. The flooding and damage has destroyed homes and infrastructure, displaced thousands of people and the humanitarian needs are enormous.

We have teams on the ground and are working through partners in Zimbabwe and Malawi and Mozambique. We are responding to humanitarian needs, including providing food and ensuring safe water and sanitation.

Read more

Making a Killing campaign launched

Join us in calling on Ireland to take action on corporate accountability

Some private companies are responsible for threats, violent attacks and even murder in the pursuit of their profits.

One way to stop them is the creation of an international Treaty on Business and Human Rights, which would hold private companies to account for their actions.

We need to put pressure on our representatives to support a Treaty. 

Take action now

Sniffer dogs trained to hunt Trócaire boxes

New approach to retrieving unreturned Trócaire boxes

Trócaire really appreciates the support of the Irish public during Lent, but every year a number of Trócaire boxes aren't returned to us.

So this year we've trained a team of expert sniffer dogs to locate old Trócaire boxes

Watch the video to learn more

More news from around the world

Climate : Thousands of students hit the streets for climate change demonstrations [The Journal, March 15th]

Guatemala : RTE's John Creedon Guatemala Diary [Trócaire]

Syria : 8 years and still not safe for Syrian refugees to return [Trócaire, March 14th]

Zimbabwe : No safety nets in wake of devastating cyclone [Irish Examiner, March 25th]

Note that Trócaire is not responsible for the content of news articles on external websites. The inclusion of links to external websites should not be understood to be an endorsement of that website or their views and opinions.

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