Syria: the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation

14 10 2015


Text from email recieved Trocaire’s Humanitarian Officer

Dear Donal

Fadi is a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, before the war he had a good life in Syria – he was an engineer and enjoyed living with his family and close to his friends. He never wanted to leave home but as he watched his country implode around him and the death toll rise from thousands to hundreds of thousands he had no option but to make the tragic decision to leave his country, a decision so familiar to so many Syrian people.

My name is Noelle Fitzpatrick, I am Trócaire’s Humanitarian Officer and I have met Fadi, and many others who are living in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Many of them have nothing but the clothes on their backs.
Today, Fadi lives in Lebanon. His home is only a two hour journey and although he longs to travel back to his country one day, he knows it is a journey that he cannot make. For Fadi, the prospect of returning home has now become little more than a distant memory.
Like so many others, he is now so desperate that he is considering risking his life to get to Europe.
“I die a little bit every day here,” he told me. “If there is even a 50% chance of making it alive to Europe, it is a risk worth taking”.
Please Take Action Now.
By supporting our Refugee Crisis Appeal you can help provide food and shelter to refugees that have been forced to flee their home. Even a small donation can help us to deliver life-saving support.


Noelle Fitzpatrick
Humanitarian Officer

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Trocaire Emergency Syria Appeal

4 09 2015


The numbers are staggering:

  • 12.2m people in urgent need of humanitarian aid
  • 7.6m people forced to abandon their homes
  • 3.9m people seeking shelter in neighbouring countries

Behind each of those figures are real people, people who have lost everything and urgently need your help.

Trócaire is helping to bring vital aid to the people who need it most.

We are working with local partners to provide food, shelter, clean water and other basic needs for women, children and men forced to flee their homes.

Already, over 93,000 Syrian refugees have benefited from our support.

But this crisis is deteriorating so rapidly that we are appealing for you to help us reach even more people.

You can also donate by phone or text:

Freephone : 0800 912 1200

Trócaire appeal for South Sudan

7 09 2014

A message from Trócaire’s Executive Director Éamonn Meehan on the refugee situation at a camp near Juba, South Sudan, in September 2014.

Dear Friend
50,000 children could die from hunger this year in South Sudan unless action is taken. Please take action now.  
 The outbreak of fighting in South Sudan last December has led to 1.5 million people fleeing their homes. I have met some of these people in the camps where they are now living. Many of them have nothing but the clothes on their backs. 
Today, almost 4 million people – nearly the entire population of the Republic of Ireland – have lost everything and are facing the threat of hunger.  

 David Mukul is one of the four million people who have had to flee their homes in South Sudan. At 70 years of age, he had hoped to begin to take life easier and enjoy time with his family. 
“Life is difficult,” David said. “Three weeks ago, I had a home. Now I sleep under a tree. This is not my home.”

 By supporting our South Sudan Appeal you can purchase food and shelter for people like David, fleeing violence and now facing hunger. Even a small donation can help us to deliver life-saving support.

 Yours sincerely, 
Éamonn Meehan,
Trócaire Executive Director

Trad for Trócaire 2012

28 10 2012

@ Thursday 1st November in O’Connor’s Bar Ballycastle

Trad for Trócaire is Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s nationwide campaign for the overseas development agency Trócaire; a “Trad for Trócaire” seisiún will take place on Thursday 1ST November from 8-10pm in O’Connors Bar Ballycastle.

Since it began in 2010, over 700 Trade for Trócaire sessions have taken place in Ireland, the UK and the USA raising much needed funds for the charity.

So if you play an instrument, sing a few songs, dance a few steps or simply love the “ceol agus craic”, then why not join in at O’Connor’s Bar and play your part in this great initiative.