New Trócaire report makes case for urgent Irish action on climate change
The Citizens' Assembly meets in Dublin this weekend to discuss how the Government can make Ireland a leader on climate change. It is a valuable opportunity for people to demand increased political engagement on this pressing issue.
In advance of that, this week Trócaire released a report 'Still Feeling the Heat' which highlights how climate change is devastating vulnerable communities in developing countries, and how inadequate Ireland's response to date has been, as well as making recommendations for action.
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Report from Sierra Leone following devastating event that killed least 500
On 14 August, hillside neighbourhoods in Freetown in Sierra Leone were wiped out by a massive mudslide caused by heavy rains. Hundreds lost their lives and many are still unaccounted for.
The survivors count themselves lucky to be alive but they have faced incredibly difficult challenges since the disaster and continue to face these every day.
Trócaire has been responding at the scene of the disaster with food, hygiene kits and psycho-social support.
Be part of the team: New volunteering opportunities at Trócaire
Trócaire is currently on the look-out for enthusiast volunteers to help support our outreach work in schools and parishes, and our campaigning and activism around the country.
Volunteering with us is an opportunity to be an active citizen and make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the developing world. It is a chance to meet others with similar interests, to learn more about global justice and human rights issues, and to develop already existing skills or learn some new ones.
But don't just take our word for it. Read a piece by volunteer Tony Devlin about the great experiences he has had on his two-year journey with Trócaire.