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#Humanitarian Aid

# humanitarian-aid - Monday 25 March, 2019

Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope

The Syrian crisis may be entering its ninth year but a return home still feels a long way off for half a million children stranded in Lebanon, writes Aine Costigan

# humanitarian-aid - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Coveney announces further €2 million of government funding for Palestinian people

Ireland’s total funding to Palestinian people this year amounted to €15.38 million.

# humanitarian-aid - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

# humanitarian-aid - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg apologises for use of VR video to highlight Puerto Rico aid message

Yesterday, Zuckerberg used Facebook’s app Spaces to roam through a VR-produced 360 video of Puerto Rico.

# humanitarian-aid - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Two leading charities, Oxfam Ireland and GOAL, enter into merger negotiations

If the merger goes ahead the new global development agency named Oxfam Goal will be based in Ireland

# humanitarian-aid - Friday 7 October, 2016

Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti

The US is now bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, with states of emergencies declared in a number of places.

# humanitarian-aid - Thursday 6 October, 2016

Ireland is giving €7.5 million to help Syrian people

“Ireland remains committed to the delivery of humanitarian assistance.”

# humanitarian-aid - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis

The Irish Naval Service has rescued over 11,500 migrants to date.

# humanitarian-aid - Monday 1 August, 2016

Russian military helicopter shot down over Syria

The five people on board are believed to have died.

# humanitarian-aid - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Aid will finally reach 500,000 besieged Syrians today but peace is a long way off

Almost half a million people in Syria are in areas under siege.

# humanitarian-aid - Monday 14 December, 2015

Ireland is giving more money to help people suffering in Syria

A total of €13 million in humanitarian support has now been committed to victims of the Syrian conflict by the Irish government this year.

# humanitarian-aid - Friday 12 September, 2014

Column: Syria is the humanitarian tragedy of our generation, yet most people just shrug their shoulders

Massacres, hostage-taking, torture and sexual violence. These are the war crimes happening in Syria, yet why don’t we care, asks GOAL CEO Barry Andrews.

# humanitarian-aid - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

28 million people in the Middle East need humanitarian aid

Today is World Humanitarian Day and Oxfam Ireland are calling for help.

# humanitarian-aid - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Ukraine isn't going to let Russia's 'humanitarian convoy' across its border

Russia insisted its military would not be involved in the convoy, but Kiev said Moscow could only play a role as part of a broader Red Cross mission.

# humanitarian-aid - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Nearly 11 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid

In his monthly report to the UN Security Council, Ban Ki-moon said that nearly half of the country is in need of immediate help.

# humanitarian-aid - Thursday 6 March, 2014

This video of a fictional civil war in the West is the daily reality for children in Syria

The striking clip brings home the effect the conflict is having on children.

# humanitarian-aid - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Latest round of Irish humanitarian funding for Syrian crisis announced

€5.3 million has been approved, out of a total of €12 million this year.

# humanitarian-aid - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Ireland is providing another €12 million in Syrian aid

This brings the total contribution by Ireland since 2011 to over €26 million.

# humanitarian-aid - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Plane filled with aid from "generous" Irish leaves for Philippines

The aid is being sent by GOAL on a special Aer Lingus flight to the stricken country.

# humanitarian-aid - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”

The Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of weapons inspectors freely driving through areas of desperate need – while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.

# humanitarian-aid - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Column: Are you in or out? Welcome to the great digital divide

The facts are clear: if we want to continue to help the most vulnerable people in this digital age, we must provide the nuts and bolts for the bridge to cross the digital divide, writes John Roche.

# humanitarian-aid - Monday 7 October, 2013

Ireland to give an additional €3m in humanitarian aid to Syria

Ireland’s total contribution to the international humanitarian response in Syria is almost €14 million.

# humanitarian-aid - Monday 19 August, 2013

Column: There has never been a more dangerous time to be an aid worker

On World Humanitarian Day, Dominic MacSorely hails the men and women who have dedicated their lives, and sometimes lost them, in an attempt to reduce suffering across the world.

# humanitarian-aid - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières closes centres in Somalia after attacks on staff

After 22 years of work, MSF blames civilians leaders’ tolerance of these abuses.

# humanitarian-aid - Friday 8 March, 2013

Ireland announces €3.8m in funding for UN agencies and NGOs in Congo

Seven million people have died as a result of war in DR Congo since 1998 – making it the one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II, said the Minister for Trade and Development.

# humanitarian-aid - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Oxfam Ireland fears EU budget cuts will leave millions in poverty

The charity said that the €6.1 billion which is set to be cut could instead help lift 4.6 million people out of extreme poverty.

# humanitarian-aid - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Over 12,000 Syrians flee to Jordan in six days

The UN has predicted that the number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries will double to 1.1 million by June if the civil war in Syria does not end.

# humanitarian-aid - Friday 9 November, 2012

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Assad warns against armed intervention

Meanwhile the UN has said that the need for humanitarian aid in Syria could rise sharply early next year.

# humanitarian-aid - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Costello to announce increase in humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees

The junior foreign minister will visit a refugee camp in Jordan this week where it’s expected he will announce a significant increase in humanitarian aid for people displaced by the civil war.

# humanitarian-aid - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Aid team gains entry to struggling region of Homs in Syria

The food and emergency aid convoy has spent the past six days trying to secure entry to Baba Amr.

# humanitarian-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.

# humanitarian-aid - Monday 20 February, 2012

Red Cross seeks to broker Syrian ceasefire

The ICRC says it is engaging with government and opposition groups to work out a deal to end fighting in the most affected areas.

# humanitarian-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’.

# humanitarian-aid - Monday 2 January, 2012

Haiti two years on: finding jobs is now the priority

Oxfam’s Caroline Gluck reports from the island nation still struggling to recover from the devastating impact of the 2010 earthquake.

# humanitarian-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.

# humanitarian-aid - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp

Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

# humanitarian-aid - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

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Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades

Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are close to yet another famine, after their driest period in around 60 years.