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Romero Fund

We set up the Romero Fund in November 2016 with the aim of raising €2.1 million over the next three years to support vital programmes in four countries and territories where serious human rights abuses are occurring.

Supporting Human Rights Programmes

Funding for our human rights programmes in DR Congo, Guatemala, Occupied Palestinian Territories and Pakistan is becoming more and more difficult to secure, putting this vital work at risk. We now need to raise additional funds to ensure not only that we have enough funds to continue our work, but that we can grow our investment and reach even more people.

The impact of our work

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DR Congo

In 2016, we helped 20,000 people in DR Congo. Due to the ongoing violence in the country, we continue to provide emergency aid so that people have enough food to live. 

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Guatemala

With our help, two former military officials in Guatemala were found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2016, including sexual slavery of 15 Mayan women, and were sentenced to 360 years in prison.

Pakistan

Trócaire has helped free 4,566 men and 4,144 women from bonded labour in Pakistan since 2008.

Archbishop Oscar Romero

oscar romeroThis fund, and the work it supports, is dedicated to Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980).  Romero became the voice of oppressed people through his powerful work for justice during El Salvador’s civil war. He was a friend of Trócaire and the organisation is proud to have supported his brave work.

Our work in both Central America, and throughout the world, continues to be inspired by his conviction, compassion and solidarity.

How you can help

Through the generosity of supporters of the Romero Fund, we are helping men, women and children escape lives of fear and giving hope for a better future.

We now urgently need your support for this fund and would be delighted to give you more detail on specific programmes in these countries.

Please contact Susan Kirk on +353 (0) 1 6549143 / susa[email protected]

You can gift a give to the Romero Fund, support a specific country, give as a group, or host an event.

Thank you for your generosity.

Romero Fund Ambassador

john mccolganJohn McColgan, Director of Riverdance, has become an Ambassador for the Romero Fund following his recent visits to both Palestine and Guatemala to see our work there first hand.

He recently produced the acclaimed photography exhibition and documentary ‘This is Palestine’ following a visit to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.