About Us

  • Organization Type : Implementing NGO
  • Staff : 101-250
  • Development Budget: 50 Million – 100 Million
  • Headquarters : Ireland
  • Founded : 1973

Trócaire is the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Trócaire was set up in 1973 to express the concern of the Irish Catholic Church for the suffering of people living in the world’s poorest regions. Today Trócaire works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire gives expression to this mission by:   Providing long-term support to people who live in extreme poverty in the developing world, enabling them to work their way out of poverty; Providing assistance to people most in need in emergencies and enabling communities to prepare for future emergencies; Tackling the structural causes of poverty by mobilising people for justice in Ireland and abroad.   To fulfil this mission, Trócaire:   Works in partnership with church and civil society organisations in Ireland and abroad; Works directly on development education, advocacy and campaigns that emphasise the underlying causes of poverty. Trócaire conducts significant research and analysis on global development issues.   In 2014/15, Trócaire spent almost €58 million helping to improve the lives of an estimated 2.4 million people directly – and over 19 million people indirectly – in some of the poorest places in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

What They Do Their overseas work focuses on resource rights and developing sustainable livelihoods; supporting those affected by climate change; supporting people living with HIV; promoting gender equality and empowering women; and providing humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and natural disasters.

Humanitarian Response   Responding to humanitarian crises in countries affected by natural disaster or conflict.

Supporting Livelihoods   Supporting communities to increase harvests and income, irrigate land and access clean water.

Justice and Human Rights   Supporting people to demand government accountability and to challenge human rights abuses.

Climate Change   Supporting communities to adapt for long-term resilience to climate change.

Empowering Women   Working with women and men to eliminate inequalities that keep women poor and marginalised.

Tackling HIV   Increasing knowledge of HIV prevention, tackling stigma, and providing access to testing and treatment.

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