Help transform lives

Being forced from your home, leaving all that you know behind and fleeing your country is something unimaginable to many of us. But humanitarian crises such as civil conflicts, natural disasters and crippling poverty meant more than 65 million people, an unprecedented number, are experiencing this tragedy. With your support, IRT’s mission, is to help […]

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 […]

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 […]

Red Hand Day

Think back to your childhood. What are your fondest memories? They’re most likely experiences with your family and friends and you can probably remember how happy you were during those times. Every person should be able to experience this feeling, but not all are able to. In many countries throughout the world, including South Sudan […]