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# Irish Aid

Last year
# Africa
Conflict, climate change and pandemic led to boost in Irish foreign aid
Last year the Department of Foreign Affairs allotted €967m in overseas development aid.
# Irish Aid
'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya
An Irish diplomatic team has visited the Horn of Africa as the State is due to announce further funding to avert a famine.
All time
# Palestine
Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities
# Palestine
Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.
GOAL: We hope to learn lessons from the west when tackling any African Covid-19 outbreak
Dr Enida Friel of GOAL says Covid-19 will not be beaten until it’s beaten by all countries.
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.
# rapid response
'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises
Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.
# Irish Aid
Meet the 23-year-old woman clearing mines from a war she doesn't remember
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – which Ireland played a crucial part in – has been an extraordinary success.
# Irish Aid
Ireland to give more money towards Yemen crisis as Irish aid set to jump next year
The Taoiseach says the time has come for Ireland to start increasing our spending on international development again.
# Humanitarian
Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic
Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.
'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'
Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.
# devastating war
Ireland pledges €2 million to 'forgotten humanitarian crisis' in Yemen
Almost 19 million Yemenis require humanitarian support, said Minister Charlie Flanagan.
# hurricane matthew
Charity boss praises Ireland's response to Haiti disaster, while calling world response a 'disgrace'
“This is a country that we have access to. There is no war, no bombs dropping and no excuses. The appeal must be met.”
# Syria
Barry Andrews has resigned as head of Goal over US Government inquiry
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is in contact with the Irish charity’s board.
# Irish Aid
Ireland has given over half a billion in international aid over the past year
A total of €647.51 million was allocated to international development causes in 2015.
# beacon of light
Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
We have an awful lot of work to do…
# Earthquake
All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing
The death toll has topped 6,000.
# VolOps
Finding out about volunteering overseas just got a hell of a lot easier thanks to a new hashtag
The Irish Aid volunteering fair is on in Dublin Castle today.
# Help Wanted
'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'
Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.
A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia
The 42-year-old father of two passed away yesterday after showing symptoms of the virus.
# Dochas
Irish people have no idea how much we spend on foreign aid
A new Ipsos MRBI poll also found that Irish people are mostly in favour of overseas aid, even in an economic downturn.
# West Africa
Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history
The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
# Irish Aid
Ireland gave more than €637m in overseas aid last year
The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello said Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.
Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention
In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.
# typhoon haiyan
Ireland is to send €3 million more aid to the Philippines
The Government has also committed to long-term relief efforts.
# aftermath
Almost 10 years on from the Asian tsunami: what's happening to coastal fishing villages?
Shoreline communities in countries like India were the hardest hit in 2004′s devastating tsunami. But thanks to Irish assistance, almost 40,000 people in desperate need were helped.
# Irish Aid
'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws
The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.
# Holy See
'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'
Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.
# aid works
The numbers that show how UNICEF helps the world's poorest children
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed in 1989. How far have we come?
# tie-ins
Irish aid with strings attached: Should Ireland help countries that deny gay rights?
Conditional aid in return for human rights improvements – is this to be the future of development aid?
# Irish Aid
Irish students help to train Mozambique’s first ever optometrists
The first ever eye specialists have recently graduated from university in Mozambique thanks to the assistance of students from DIT.
# typhoon haiyan
Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy
Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.
# typhoon haiyan
'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'
An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.
# typhoon haiyan
In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation
The tiny island of Malapascau, and the ‘Evolution’ resort run by Irishman David Joyce, were in the direct line of the storm when Haiyan hit nine days ago.
# typhoon haiyan
US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response
The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.
# typhon haiyan
"Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines
The NGO is calling for an increase to the €1 million already committed.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?
The country has already sent aid worth €1.5 million to the island…but is it enough?
# typhoon haiyan
100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines
The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.
# typhoon haiyan
National state of calamity in Philippines as Irish aid agencies call for support
The declaration allows the government to impose price controls and quickly release emergency funds with looting now a problem.
# Irish Aid
Ireland falls farther behind on international aid commitment
For a sixth year in a row, funding for Irish Aid was cut bringing it down to €602 million.