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Trócaire Newsletter November 2017

Boxer Carl Frampton visits Kenya with Trócaire

Carl & Christine Frampton at Trocaire office in BelfastWorld champion to help highlight devastating drought situation.

Fresh from his recent victory against Mexican boxer Horacio Garcia in his hometown of Belfast, Carl (30) and his wife Christine, left for Turkana in Kenya on Monday where they will visit Trócaire's emergency projects.

5.6 million people in Kenya have been affected by the drought, 3.4 million people of whom are food insecure. Turkana in the north is one of the worst hits regions. There, Trócaire is supporting tens of thousands with food rations, cash transfers, health and malnutrition services and livestock vaccinations to try to keep animals healthy to protect precarious livelihoods. 

Follow Carl's journey

Until Love Conquers Fear campaign launched

until love conquers fearCompelling new campaign shows the scope and impact of Trócaire's global work.

Launched earlier this month, Until Love Conquers Fear celebrates Trócaire's vital work around the world, enabled by supporters.

Every day in their work, Trócaire staff and partners see people living in fear. Fear of their children going hungry, fear of having to flee their homes due to war, fear of being silenced and beaten. At home, we also see people fearful of where the world is heading; of what the future holds for their children.

Trócaire believes in people - in their right to safety, their right to food, their right to be heard. There are many problems in the world but we believe that each of us has the power to help overcome divisions, conflicts and injustice to build a just world and a positive future.

Our new campaign asks you to back our belief and to stand together against fear. 

Visit campaign site 

Trócaire Gala Christmas concert

Trocaire christmas gala concertCome along to our special Christmas celebration in Dublin.

Trócaire inaugural Christmas Gala Concert takes place in Mount Argus Church, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W on Sunday 3 December at 7.30 p.m.

We are thrilled to have RTÉ's Joe Duffy as MC along with a host of well-known artists and choirs performing seasonal favourites. This promises to be a lovely evening of entertainment to help put you in the Christmas spirit.

All are very welcome to this free event - we would love to see you there. Visit our website to reserve a place on the night. 

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In the news

Myanmar: Pope set for key Myanmar speech and meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi (BBC News, 28 November 2017) 

Kenya election: Kenyatta sworn in for new term (BBC News, 28 November 2017) 

East Africa: Drought crisis continues out of the media spotlight (Trócaire News, 21 November 2017)