18 November 2017
2004 Suffering In Sudan

Suffering In Sudan

Sudan Crisis Emergency Appeal:

Another Great Contribution to Trócaire: Only months after contributing €50,000 to the Lenten Trócaire collection, parishioners came up trumps again with the very generous contribution of €21,200 at last weekend's Masses.  The cheque has been sent to the Trócaire special fund to help the needy people in Sudan.  Thanks again to all.

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 As you are no doubt aware, the levels of suffering in Sudan this year have been enormous. The terrible mixture of violence, hunger, and killing have left a whole population displaced and under threat. In what is now being described as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world over a million people have been forced from their homes, driven from their land and left struggling to survive in the open desert. Up to 50,000 people have been killed, 1 million have been displaced, and over 3 million are currently as risk.

In response, the Bishops of Ireland have agreed to a national appeal to tackle this great emergency and to respond to the crisis that is emerging before our eyes. Trocaire is currently working as part of an international team from the Catholic Church Caritas network responding to this emergency, providing immediate emergency needs such as food, shelter, water, primary health care, and sanitation for up to 500,000 displaced people. The programme will carry on for a significant time into the future ensuring that people can return to their homes and begin to rebuild their lives.

This Church Appeal has been set for the weekend of August 21st/22nd.

Please give generously