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# aid - Friday 31 August, 2012

Syrian refugees tell of "indiscriminate violence" Syria This post contains images

Syrian refugees tell of "indiscriminate violence"

Joe Costello, Minister of State for Trade and Development, relates the dire tales of massacre and suffering told to him by Syrian refugees when he visited them in Jordan this week.

# aid - Monday 27 August, 2012

35 tonnes of Irish aid flown to Niger after floods

Severe floods struck the regions of Tillaberi and Dosso earlier this month, following on the heels of a food crisis and refugee crisis.

# aid - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Irish man teams up with Kenyans to give "trade without aid" Kenya This post contains images

Irish man teams up with Kenyans to give "trade without aid"

What is it like founding an organisation that offers trade without aid in Kenya? Corkonian James Hennessy, who founded Development Pamoja, tells us.

# aid - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.

# aid - Saturday 11 August, 2012

What has happened to Ireland's workhouses?

Decades after their mass closure by the new Irish Free State, communities are pulling together to save their local workhouse.

# aid - Friday 3 August, 2012

North Korea requests UN aid over food shortage

Crop harvests have been seriously affected by a serious drought and recent flooding.

# aid - Monday 30 July, 2012

Public donations to Concern fall after 2010 emergencies

NGO’s annual report for 2011 also shows that two members of staff received remunerations of over €95,000 for the year.

# aid - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia Aid

Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia

Eamon Gilmore announced the funding during a trip to the capital Mogadishu today.

# aid - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Column: Population growth an obstacle to development...

…But let’s not fall back on reprehensible arguments that disease and food crises are “natural” methods of curbing it, writes Concern Worldwide’s Overseas Director.

# aid - Monday 25 June, 2012

Spain formally requests €100 billion rescue loan

Spain’s government views loan offer “very favourably”, according to letter sent to Jean-Claude Juncker.

# aid - Monday 18 June, 2012

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor

The changing patterns of climate and other factors have caused chaos in the developing world, writes Concern’s CEO Tom Arnold. This week’s Earth Summit is a chance to prioritise solutions.

# aid - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Spanish borrowing costs hit record level

Moody’s downgraded Spanish debt to within one notch of ‘junk’ status yesterday.

# aid - Sunday 3 June, 2012

Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers

The Minister of State Joe Costello announced the funding on a visit to Sierra Leone yesterday.

# aid - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Irish people still believe overseas aid is important Aid

Irish people still believe overseas aid is important

A new poll has shown that the majority of people believe Ireland should be proud of its reputation as an international donor.

# aid - Sunday 29 April, 2012

British doctor killed by captors in Pakistan

The body of 60-year-old Khalil Rasjed Dale, who had been working for the Red Cross, was found four months after he was kidnapped.

# aid - Saturday 17 March, 2012

George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest Sudan This post contains videos

George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest

Protesters are calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed into Sudan to prevent a major crisis from developing.

# aid - Monday 5 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know before 9am, including: Ireland pledges aid to Syria, 110 technology jobs announced, and Iceland’s former PM on trial over financial crisis.

Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis

Half a million euro will be made available to humanitarian agencies working in Syria.

# aid - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Govt to commit outstanding €1.5m of Haiti aid 'in coming months'

Minister of State Joe Costello says Ireland has paid €11.5 million of the €13 million pledged at the 2010 donor conference.

# aid - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Political and media interests direct international response to disaster: Oxfam

The humanitarian organisation says government responses to crises remains ‘too little, too late’.

# aid - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Packages of warm socks sent to North Koreans... by balloon Giving It Socks This post contains images

Packages of warm socks sent to North Koreans... by balloon

It’s hoped the socks will float over the border after being launched from South Korea earlier today.

# aid - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

Column: Haiti is slowly recovering - but criticising aid agencies doesn't help

Aid agencies are criticised for the slow place of recovery in Haiti – but that criticism puzzles Tom Arnold of Concern.

# aid - Friday 30 December, 2011

Adoptions, kidnaps and floods: A busy year for Dept of Foreign Affairs

The Department provided millions of euro in aid to countries in crisis, as well as helping Irish citizens with emergencies, adoptions and weddings.

# aid - Friday 23 December, 2011

Ireland to send emergency aid to flood-struck Philippines

The Christmas Day airlift will contain tents and blankets for thousands of families displaced by the disaster.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Government pledges €200,000 to GOAL for South Sudan Aid

Government pledges €200,000 to GOAL for South Sudan

The Irish aid agency is providing humanitarian assistance to thousands of people who fled violence in neighbouring Sudan.

# aid - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

# aid - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Shannon Airport could become international 'humanitarian hub'

The Government has commissioned a feasibility study on developing the airport as a centre for international aid.

# aid - Friday 18 November, 2011

EU approves €35.7m of aid for redundant workers in Ireland Aid

EU approves €35.7m of aid for redundant workers in Ireland

The money will help find new jobs for people who lost their jobs in construction, architecture, engineering and technical firms.

# aid - Monday 14 November, 2011

Aid workers freed in Yemen

The three French workers had been held hostage by al-Qaeda militants for six months. Meanwhile, demonstrations continue (pictured) against the country’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

# aid - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Turkish quake: Japanese aid worker among the dead

A Japanese aid worker has become the latest of at least a dozen people to fall victim to Turkey’s treacherous fault lines, following a magnitude-5.7 quake in Van on Wednesday.

# aid - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

6,000 construction workers to benefit from €35m EU aid

The European Parliament’s budget committee approves €35.7m in aid for almost 6,000 people laid off in the construction sector.

Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop

The Commitment to Development Index ranks 22 of the world’s wealthier nations for areas including aid, technology, trade, investment and migration.

# aid - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Gaza activists make contact from Israeli prison calling incident "violent and dangerous"

There are claims that a passenger who was travelling on the Canadian boat was “tased and beaten”.

# aid - Sunday 30 October, 2011

Cameron threatens to cut aid to 'anti-gay' countries Aid

Cameron threatens to cut aid to 'anti-gay' countries

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he want to see countries which receive aid “adhering to proper human rights”.

# aid - Friday 28 October, 2011

Government delays could mean unemployed miss out on €35million EU aid

The “clock is ticking” for Ireland to win support from a European fund, an EU official has said.

# aid - Thursday 27 October, 2011

Ireland sends €300,000 in aid to Turkish quake victims Aid

Ireland sends €300,000 in aid to Turkish quake victims

Sunday’s 7.2-mag earthquake killed hundreds and left thousands homeless or reluctant to return to their damaged properties.

# aid - Friday 23 September, 2011

Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a further €1 million in support for famine victims, while Bono has joined a group of celebrities calling for more action.

# aid - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Inside Somalia: How violence is trapping the starving

As the Somali government bans foreign aid workers from militant-controlled areas for their safety, the situation deteriorates for the famine-stricken explains Oxfam’s PRO in Somalia.