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January 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.


How will we remember 2018?

Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra reflects on a year of change, progress and challenges

While Brexit and the rise of far-right populists have dominated the media agenda, 2018 has been a challenging year for many communities around the world due to conflict, hunger, climate change, gender discrimination and human rights coming under threat. 

Yet 2018 has also been a year of significant change and progress. In Ireland, the passing of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill has been historic. The Occupied Territories Bill has passed through the Seanad. Years of tireless work by Trócaire, our partners, volunteers and supporters have played an integral part in achieving political action.

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18 striking images from around the world in 2018

Selection of striking images that show a year of challenges and hope

What do Rohingya refugees, GAA players, human rights defenders, and Irish climate campaigners have in common? Here are 18 stunning images from around the world in 2018 that demonstrate the key challenges facing the world today, as well as the inspiring people who are working for change in their communities and with their governments.

See the images here


New Project Honduras video game launched

New video game ‘Project Honduras’ teaches young people in Ireland about the impacts of climate change overseas

‘Project Honduras’, which recently won the International Educational Game Competition 2018, is the first online Development Education game of its kind in Ireland. It is a strategy game where the primary goal is to show how important it is for communities to work together to combat climate change.

Aimed at 10-14-year-olds, the game is based on the real-life experiences of two young Honduran climate activists, Javier and Andrea.

Read more and play online

In the news this month:

Human Rights : Highest number of human rights activists on record killed in 2018 [The Journal, 9th Jan]

Gaza :  Ten years after the first war on Gaz [Guardian, 7th Jan]

South Sudan : 5 reasons a lasting peace is needed [Trócaire, 27th Dec]

Yemen : What will the new year hold? [BBC, 29th Dec]

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