Our 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 […]

Words 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’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 […]

Poverty: 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 […]

Famine is not a choice

Today, Ash Wednesday is celebrated around the world by millions of Christians to mark the beginning of the Lenten season. Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter. It is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus’ sacrifice […]

Ride London 2017

  Do you enjoy cycling? Do you want to help our efforts in rebuilding the lives of refugees? Why not take part in the largest cycling event in the UK? Join Team IRT for Ride London 2017. The Prudential Ride London is a 100-mile journey from the bustling capital city into the Surrey’s spectacular countryside. […]

Great North Run 2017

The beginning of February is a crucial time when it comes to making or breaking New Year’s resolutions. Was your resolution to be more active? Or are you setting out to try something you’ve never done before? Why not train for a half marathon? The Great North Run, held in Newcastle Upon Tyne on 10 […]

The Sisters in South Sudan need your support

Back in July we shared with you the horrible news that violence was breaking out throughout South Sudan. While the fighting may have subsided, the people are trapped in a cycle of violence that they cannot escape. The country is in the grip of civil war, its people at the mercy of rival militias terrorising […]

Update from South Sudan

On 9 July, the people of South Sudan were supposed to be celebrating their fifth year of independence; instead, violence was erupting in the cities of Juba and Wau. Hundreds were killed, the airports were closed and citizens either went into hiding or fled to neighbouring countries. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon said, “Yet […]

Run the Great North Run in support of refugees

  Great North Run, the world’s greatest half marathon The Great North Run can’t be beaten. It attracts world class athletes like Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie, is televised by the BBC, and has over 57,000 other runners from around the world taking part. What’s more, the atmosphere is absolutely electric with thousands of people cheering you on […]