Why we support Syrian refugeesWhy do we support Syrian refugees?

In this short piece our Chief Officer, Steven Smith, explains why International Refugee Trust is helping to rebuild the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The civil war in Syria has resulted in a refugee situation on a catastrophic scale: 13.5 million Syrians require humanitarian assistance Of which more than 6 million are internally displaced […]

Race Across India (blog 1)Racing across India for StepUp

On the 22nd of April a group of 8 enthusiastic friends will be braving the terrain, climate and bustle of India in a 2400 km amateur rally. All in support of Our Step Up Programme! Undertaking a fundraising event like no another, they’ll be driving Morris Oxford’s from the start line: Chennai, to the finish […]

South SudanOur year at a glance: Helping people in crisis in South Sudan

International Refugee Trust has been working with our partners, the Comboni Missionary Sisters in South Sudan for over a decade providing vital healthcare to hundreds of displaced people. In a country that has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the world, the St. Theresa Hospital in Nzara, South Sudan plays a critical […]

Two staff members from OCAOur year at a glance: Stepping Up out of poverty in Uganda

Uganda is one of the world’s poorest nations, due to decades of conflict. An entire generation lost out on education and training opportunities, never developing the skills to thrive. Our StepUp programme aims to break the cycle of poverty that afflicts rural farming families in northern Uganda. IRT has supported the StepUp programme since 2011, […]

A syrian refugee mother receives milk powder for her young infantOur year at a glance: Supporting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Over 80 years ago, two Italian Catholic hospitals were set up to provide free medical care to refugees and the most vulnerable – one in the capital city, Amman, the other in Karak, 129 kilometres further south. With generous gifts from our committed supporters IRT has been supporting the hospitals in providing vital care to refugees […]

Steven SmithWords from Steve: Thanks to you we’re reaching refugees and the most vulnerable

Over the last year we have witnessed insurmountable generosity from you, our committed supporters. Although the situation for millions of refugees and displaced people around the globe remains dire, your generous donations have allowed us to make a significant impact for the good. We feel both proud and humbled that your gifts have been able […]

South Sudan Refugee CrisisSouth Sudan’s forgotten refugees

South Sudan is currently experiencing the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. Over 2.3 million people are displaced. This number is of course higher, as not every displaced person can be accounted for, especially in the rural regions. What’s worse is that South Sudan lacks the resources to prevent further displacement. Constant violence, a crippled economy […]

What Jordan can Learn from UgandaWhat Jordan can learn from Uganda: The Refugee Crisis

There has never been a universal approach to dealing with the many refugee crises throughout history. Some countries handle influxes of refugees better than others. This is because many countries have not created policies to support refugees, and in times of crisis, are caught in a bind, where they support the intake of refugees, but […]

Agriculture and Climate Change editThe importance of smallholder farms and sustainability

  Sustainability. It’s a word that is talked about a lot in development. That’s because many organisations like IRT recognise that projects we implement need to stay in communities for the long term to truly improve people’s lives. Sustainable agricultural practices are important to the farmers IRT supports, but generally for the planet as well. […]

PovertyPoverty: The main obstacle to development

While IRT and countless other charities focus on access to education, clean water and improved sanitation practices, one major issue remains. Poverty. Poverty is the original source of suffering that is preventing millions of people to improve their livelihoods. At IRT, we want to support the communities we work with to lift themselves out of […]