An Ethiopian nun who has continued to help people in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia in spite of the conflict that has raged there for nearly three years has been honoured by Trócaire.
Sister Medhin Tesfay was presented with the Trócaire 'Romero International Award' by Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin at an event in Belfast last week to mark the charity's 50th anniversary.
She thanked the people of Northern Ireland for their support of not just the Daughters of Charity but many other partner organisations since Trócaire was founded fifty years ago.
"Through your generosity, we have been able to shed light on peoples plight, share their stories and advocate for the attention and assistance they desperately need," she said.
"Your support has helped in saving many lives, illuminating a path towards a brighter future for these individuals, offering them a glimmer of hope and a chance for a better life."
The first house of the Daughters of Charity in Tigray Region, and where Sr. Medhin lives and serves, was established in 1973 – the same year that Trócaire was established in Ireland.
Trócaire has worked with the Daughters of Charity since 1990. The work undertaken by the Sisters includes supporting education, health, emergency response, and economic and livelihoods supports particularly to women.