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Trócaire June 2018 Newsletter

Here's the latest updates from Trócaire for June. Our monthly 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.

Trócaire welcomes Government overseas aid commitment

Overseas aid committment increase

Commitment on increase of overseas aid is positive but not a new commitment

Trócaire has been calling for the target of 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) to be met by 2025 in order to be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. 

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Standing in solidarity with refugees on World Refugee Day

refugees in uganda

25 million people across the world have been forced to flee their country 

The world’s refugee population is more than five times the population of Ireland. These people have had no choice but to give up their livelihoods, uproot their families and risk their lives to journey to another country just for a chance of survival. 

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Understanding Myanmar’s Forgotten Conflict

Myanmar's Forgotten Conflict

New videos highlight the challenges that people face living in displacement camps in Kachin.  

On the seven year anniversary of Myanmar’s Kachin conflict escalating, Trócaire has released three new videos highlighting the lives of over 100,000 displaced people living in camps. 

Watch them here 

 

Human rights garden scoops Gold at Bloom

Protest at Bloom 2018

Trócaire won Gold at Bloom 2018 for its garden that brought to life the stories of human rights defenders. 

Trócaire's garden of resistance represented the plight of human rights defenders who are risking their lives and safety to protect their homes, way of life and communities from exploitation and eviction. The three areas of the garden featured our work in Palestine, Guatemala and Zimbabwe. 

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In the news this month


Palestine / Israel : Coveney had ‘frank and forthright’ discussions with Netanyahu (Irish Times, 7th June) 

Zimbabwe : Opposition fears crackdown after election rally bombing (The Guardian, 24th June) 

Nicaragua : Nicaragua protesters stage national strike as clashes persist (BBC, 15th June)
 
Syria : You're on your own, US tells Syrian rebels, as Assad goes on offensive (The Guardian, 24th June)