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Romero Fund

We set up the Romero Fund in 2017 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.

Funding for our programmes in DR Congo, Guatemala, Palestine and Uganda & Sudan 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.

Supporting Human Rights Programmes

Trócaire Romero Fund

Key Facts

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DR Congo

Last year, we helped 69,000 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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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.


Last year, 509 women, children and men in Gaza received appropriate psychosocial counselling through the support of the Romero Fund.

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This fund, and the work it supports, is dedicated to Saint Oscar Romero (1917-1980). Saint 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.

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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 / [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.

How you can help

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. 

Romero Fund Ambassador