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Threat of famine looms in Somalia

Ireland’s emergency supplies, sent last week and now being distributed, will help to meet the immediate needs of up to 4,000 displaced families

2018.02.22.

Irish Aid launches annual report

“2016 saw the scale of humanitarian need in the world reach record levels with over 130 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Ireland is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to ease the plight of civilians caught up in conflicts and natural disasters,” - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D.

2017.09.29.

A thank you from Turkana

More than 1,500 children in the Elemi Triangle of northwest Kenya receive at least one meal each day thanks to aid from Ireland.

2017.02.12.

Budget 2017: Increase in overseas aid masks overall percentage drop

“Ireland has an international commitment to spend 0.7 percent of national income on helping the world’s poorest people, yet this budget will bring us further from this commitment” – Trócaire.

2016.10.12.

Minister visits Irish Aid projects in Uganda

Praises Irish missionaries, "who created strong bonds" between peoples of Ireland and Uganda.

2016.07.13.

MEP Brian Hayes visiting Eritrean projects

“Over the past five years Ireland has committed over a million euro to projects in Eritrea. Over 20,000 Eritrean families have been directly helped.”

2016.05.17.

Ireland supports Eritrea in cattle project

Cattle improvement programme is about "technology transfer and capacity building and not about traditional aid" - John Weakliam, CEO, Vita.

2016.03.23.

UN fears poor harvest may cause food shortages

FAO & WFP warn that drought and flooding over the last growing season has caused the number of food-insecure people to increase by 13%.

2015.10.27.

Conflict and climate change ‘out-pacing poverty reduction’ warns Trócaire

Last year public donated €23 million to programmes which benefited 2.4 million people in 24 countries according to annual report.

2015.07.23.

Trócaire focuses on Sustainable Development Goals

Ireland, as a matter of urgency, must play its part in ensuring these goals are adequately financed: Eamonn Meehan of Trócaire.

2015.07.16.

President pays tribute to missionaries’ selfless work

Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.

2015.05.28.

Ireland celebrates Africa Day

Immigrant Council of Ireland warns that family rights, access to work and education as well as citizenship need to be addressed by the State.

2015.05.25.

More aid pledged by Irish Govt to fight Ebola

Approximately 5 million people in Sierra Leone will benefit from new programme.

2015.01.07.

Govt urged to send diplomatic mission to Syria

President of Caritas Syria, Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, describes conditions in Aleppo, ravaged by four years of conflict.

2014.11.30.

President Higgins makes Ebola plea in Ethiopia

On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.

2014.11.06.

President pays tribute to Mercy charism

"It is widely recognised that Irish missionaries led the way for much of what the Irish Government, through Irish Aid, is now doing in the area of development assistance."

2014.09.26.

Dóchas demands end to cuts in overseas aid

Presenting its 2015 pre-Budget Submission, Dóchas renews call to the Government to meet target of 0.7% ODA.

2014.09.22.

Missionaries promote faith-based values

Misean Cara managed €16 million in funding from Irish Aid for development projects.

2014.08.19.

Prayers at commemoration for Irish famine

Taoiseach describes famine as a “national horror" in which victims suffered "slow, starving" death.

2014.05.13.

Irish Aid and Misean Cara agreement on missionary projects

Transition taking place within missionary congregations as Irish members decline.

2013.11.13.

Govt donates €1m towards Typhoon Haiyan relief effort

Ireland has “strong bonds" with Filipino people through missionaries and Filipinos working here - Tánaiste.

2013.11.11.

Irish overseas volunteers much prized says Minister

New initiative aimed at increasing the number of Irish volunteers.

2013.10.17.

New booklet is aimed at tackling world hunger

1 in 8 people in our world will go hungry today.

2013.10.16.
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