Trócaire was set up in 1973 as a charity to express the concern of the Irish Catholic Church for the suffering of people living in the world’s poorest regions. Trócaire envisages 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 works with local and church partners to support communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Middle East with a focus on food and resource rights, women's empowerment and humanitarian response.
Trócaire has been supporting civil society in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the early 1990s, and opened a country office in the country in 2008. Trócaire’s work in the DRC focuses on providing humanitarian response, building sustainable livelihoods, and promoting the rights of citizens. Specific attention is given to the rights and needs of women. Trócaire DRC works in Ituri province.