Our Vision

Afri’s goal is the promotion of global justice and peace, and the reduction of poverty; this includes, but is not limited to, the progressive reduction of global militarisation, and responding to the threat of climate change, corporate control of resources and water, and interference with food sovereignty.

Afri particularly responds to injustice caused by militarisation, and by environmental destruction and resource depletion. We do this through analysis, education and action in solidarity with marginalised people in the ‘Global South’ and also in Ireland and elsewhere in the so-called ‘developed world’.

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An Gorta Mór

For over 30 years Afri has been joined by thousands of people to walk the famine road through the Doolough Valley in County Mayo. It is a walk like no other, abounding in memory, music, history, solidarity and spectacular beauty; retracing the steps of the dispossessed of the past and forging solidarity with the banished and oppressed of today.

This documentary on YouTube, made by RoJ, reflects on the issues at the core of this event.

Famine Walk CD – ‘Music from a Dark Lake’

An 18 track CD by some of Ireland’s greatest artists – all of whom have performed at the Famine Walk – has been produced by Afri to mark the 30th Walk.

This is an extraordinary collection of songs, music and spoken word accompanied by a 32 page booklet brimming with interesting facts, quotes and information. See our donation page for more details.

Support Afri’s Work

There are many different ways of supporting the work of Afri, including through a one-off or recurring donation. See our donation page for more details.

News and Events

Date for your Diary: Féile Bríde 2022 January 13, 2022 - Our annual Féile Bríde will take place online on Saturday, February 5th from 3pm to 5 pm. This year’s theme is “Moving towards the Light: Meeting the Challenges of Conflict and Climate”. More details soon.
A New Year Message from Afri to coincide with the burial of our patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu January 1, 2022 - We in Afri join with the world in expressing our sadness at the passing of our hero and patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
A Celebration of the Life of Desmond Tutu December 28, 2021 - Join us on Thursday, December 30th, at 8pm for a community celebration of the life of Afri’s beloved Patron Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Afri Calendar 2022 December 8, 2021 - ‘When we start to act, hope is everywhere’ – the significance of these words by Greta Thunberg cannot be underestimated, that’s why we have chosen them to guide us through 2022.
Downpatrick Declaration December 8, 2021 - (L-R) Joe Murray of Afri with Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire and Rob Fairmichael of INNATE at the lauch of The Downpatrick Declaration. 07.12.21 (Photo by Roger Whelan)
Solar Lights for Kenya December 7, 2021 - Since 2018, Afri has worked with our partners Development Pamoja and The Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network (KPJN) to provide solar lights for families and vulnerable members of communities in rural Kenya.

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The Great Starvation

Over 30 years Afri has been joined by thousands of people to walk the famine road through the Doolough Valley in County Mayo. It is a walk like no other, abounding in memory, music, history, solidarity and spectacular beauty; retracing the steps of the dispossessed of the past and forging solidarity with the banished and oppressed of today.

This documentary on YouTube, made by RoJ, reflects on the issues at the core of this event.

Watch the Film on YouTube