Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. We're working in 28 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Overseas we deliver our support through local partner organisations, helping communities and families to free themselves from the oppression of poverty. In Ireland we raise awareness about the causes of global poverty and encourages people to campaign for global change as a matter of justice. We envisage a just and peaceful world where people's dignity is ensured and rights are respected; where basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; where people have control over their own lives and those in power act for the common good. Trócaire is a member of Caritas Internationalis, the international confederation of 162 Catholic development agencies, and CIDSE, the alliance of 16 Catholic development organisations in Europe and America.