Siobhan Hanley from Trócaire is asking local people to support this year’s Lenten Appeal if they can as social and travel restrictions, including school closures and the suspension of Masses, means that for the first time in almost 50 years many Belfast homes may be without Trócaire boxes this year. Siobhan said, “The Lenten Appeal this year focuses on people who are trapped in long-running wars such as those affecting places like South Sudan and Somalia. Generations of people in these countries have been forced to live through conflict. Their resilience and determination to help each other is remarkable. By donating to the Lenten Appeal you will be helping them to help themselves.” “Featured on the Trócaire Box this year are two incredible women from South Sudan – Awut and Ajak. With International Women's Day on the 8th March and Mother's Day on the 14th March, it's really timely to share their story. Both they and their families had to flee the awful violence of South Sudan’s war. Ajak lost her husband due to the fighting and had to flee her home with her young children. She came to a village where she met Awut, who had also been forced to flee for her life. Despite having so little herself, Awut welcomed Ajak onto her small patch of land and now both families support each other to rebuild their lives,” said Siobhan.