Ambassador of Ireland, Lesley Ní Bhriain, said: “Concern, Trócaire and GOAL are well placed to implement this essential response work in Sierra Leone, which will help around 400,000 people.”
€8.9 million has been invested in 90 projects in Africa, Latin America, India and Oceania in the areas of education, community engagement, advocacy and capacity building.
“The disease is relentless and devastating,” said a joint statement by heads of agencies on the Ebola outbreak.
Thousands of life-changing projects have been implemented with one common thread: Misean Cara members working in solidarity with a community to address a real and immediate need.
A seven-year-old in Syria has never known peace; a seven-year-old in Gaza has survived two separate wars; a seven-year-old in South Sudan has experienced both famine and civil war in their short life.
Irish missionary, Sr Mary Sweeney, established St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Sierra Leone and has given education, skills training and life opportunities to children with a disability in a developing country.
Sr Mary Sweeney, a Sister of St Joseph of Cluny and a native of Dungloe in Co Donegal, named for her role in coordinating a response to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone recorded the first Ebola case in May 2014. A total of 8,704 people were infected and 3,589 died including 221 healthcare workers.
Just 129 doctors in the whole of Sierra Leone which has a population of 6 million.
Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.
Monumental achievement for a country that reported the highest number of deaths in the largest, longest and most complex outbreak of Ebola since it first emerged in 1976.
New report 'Pushed to the Limit and Beyond' highlights the shortcomings of the global response to the Ebola crisis one year on.
Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary nun warns epidemic is not yet over and there can be no complacency until there are zero cases.
Vatican urges “creative and innovative approach” to intellectual property in order to ensure medicines get to the people who need them.
500,000 people without health care following closure of 150-bed facility run by St John of God in Lunsar.
Approximately 5 million people in Sierra Leone will benefit from new programme.
17 priests, one religious brother, six religious women, a seminarian and a lay person died violently or succumbed to Ebola.
"It is good to see ‘Heads of Agreement’ rather than ‘Headlines of Disagreement’ emerging from the talks."
In their Christmas messages, Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops express concern for those living in the "grip of fear".
"We have left our families who we won’t see again until after Christmas. Some of us have made a will for the first time..." writes young Irish doctor.
Fr Brian Starken CSSp recounts how an inter-religious ceremony was held at an ‘Ebola cemetery’ in Sierra Leone to honour the virus' victims.
The illness is having a huge impact on Sierra Leonian culture - SLIP.
Fr Brian Starken CSSp gives an eyewitness account of everyday life in the Ebola-affected West African country.
St John of God Catholic Hospital Lunsar in Sierra Leone hopes to reopen later this month.
On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.
Missionary 'grounded' in Ireland while Ebola rages in West Africa fundraises to help those she ministers to.
Church of Ireland Primate gives presidential address at Armagh diocesan synod.
City of Liberia put under quarantine resulting in 75,000 people being sealed into a densely-packed slum.
Misean Cara donates €15,000 to catholic hospital in Liberia to prevent spread of virus.
John of God brothers in Ireland desperately collecting funds for Ebola victims in their hospitals in Liberia and Sierre Leone.