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Trócaire Newsletter April 2017

East Africa hunger crisis in five stark numbers

Mary Akoye, South SudanProlonged drought threatens the lives of millions in East Africa

The numbers of people in need and at risk of severe food insecurity are stark and difficult to process.

Somalia, South Sudan and parts of Ethiopia and Kenya are the worst affected. Trócaire is engaged in a major humanitarian response across the region.

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Nepal two years after the earthquake

Farmer Bhawanatha Paudel, NepalTrócaire continues to support rebuilding of homes and livelihoods

Two years ago, on 25 April 2015, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the area to the north of Kathmandu in Nepal. 

This was the country's worst disaster in living memory: nearly 9,000 people died, thousands more were injured, and 600,000 lost their homes and income. 

Trócaire has been supporting Nepalese communities to rebuild schools, homes and basic infrastructure. We have also been working on some exciting new agriculture projects that are helping people to rebuild their lives and get them earning a living again.

Read about the impact of Trócaire's response 

Searching for a safe haven in Honduras

cuyamel resident hanging washingCommunity highlighted in Lent campaign needs to relocate

The homes of the coastal community of Cuyamel in northwest Honduras, which was highlighted in Trócaire's recent Lent campaign, may be washed away before 2017 is over. 

Sea level rise, floods and storms caused by climate change are forcing the century-old community of 84 families, 522 people, to search for a safe haven. 

They are lobbying their government to buy land they have identified to resettle on. However, they are competing to buy the land with a wealthy company which has earmarked it for palm oil production. 

If you would like to lend your voice to the community's call for a new home, you can get involved with our email campaign asking the relevant authorities to support the people of Cuyamel.

Add your voice 

In the news

Ireland: Environmental groups sharply critical of Government plan for tackling climate change (Irish Examiner, 26 April 2017)

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ex-child soldier wins environment prize (BBC, 24 April 2017) 

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone finally lays Ebola to rest (Guardian photo essay, 18 April 2017)