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Minister Flanagan announces additional €2.5 million in funding to Gaza

The Government has announced an additional €2.5 million in funding to Gaza.

The announcement was made by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, in a speech to a major international conference on the reconstruction of Gaza today in Cairo.

The conference focused in particular on current humanitarian needs and the huge amount of reconstruction required in Gaza, but participants also addressed the critical need to prevent a repetition of the recent conflict.

Speaking in Cairo, Minister Flanagan said:

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Sierra Leone + 4 others
Minister Sherlock announces over €1 million in additional funding to fight Ebola outbreak

Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced over €1 million in extra funding to strengthen efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Minister Sherlock made the announcement during his two-day visit to Sierra Leone.

Today’s announcement brings Ireland’s total contribution to the Ebola response to over €2.5 million.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Minister Sherlock announces over €1 million in additional funding to fight Ebola outbreak

Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced over €1 million in extra funding to strengthen efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Minister Sherlock made the announcement during his two-day visit to Sierra Leone.

Today’s announcement brings Ireland’s total contribution to the Ebola response to over €2.5 million.

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Sierra Leone + 14 others
Defeating Ebola conference in London: International community pledges more health workers, funding and supplies

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Representatives from more than 20 governments, a dozen NGOs, the UN and a number of multinational companies have pledged emergency medical facilities, health workers to provide care and training to local staff, funding, equipment and logistics.

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Liberia + 3 others
Minister Sherlock announces over €600,000 in funding and emergency supplies to tackle Ebola

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Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock T.D., today announced €600,000 in funding to support communities battling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries which have been worst affected by the epidemic.

Ireland will also provide 42 tonnes of emergency supplies, including blankets, tents, mosquito nets and water tanks.

Announcing the emergency aid, Minister Sherlock said:

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World + 16 others
Mind the Gap: An NGO Perspective on Challenges to Accessing Protection in the Common European Asylum System - Annual Report 2013|2014

With restricted access to the EU territory for people fleeing war and persecution, and asylum seekers ending up destitute or detained in some European countries, the EU remains an elusive safe haven for refugees.

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World + 55 others
Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

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Iraq + 1 other
Government announces funding to meet immediate life-saving needs in Northern Iraq

The Government today announced funding of €500,000 in emergency response to the devastating conflict and unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq, with a focus on minority groups and vulnerable women and children.

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Guinea + 3 others
Minister Sherlock announces €120,000 additional funding to fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Sean Sherlock, TD, today expressed his increasing concern at the continued spread of Ebola in West Africa and announced additional funding to help combat the disease.

Announcing the funding, Minister Sherlock said:

“The continued spread of Ebola is extremely worrying and is having a devastating impact on already vulnerable communities across Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.

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Minister Sherlock pledges continued Irish support for the Palestinian people

Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Relations, Seán Sherlock T.D., today reiterated Ireland’s strong support for the Palestinian people, and especially the beleaguered civilian population of Gaza.

He emphasised the Government’s consistent position that all violence in Gaza and Israel must end immediately - both the firing of missiles into Israel by Hamas and the disproportionate response by Israel.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Minister Costello announces additional funding to help fight Ebola in West Africa

The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today announced an additional €145,000 in funding to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The funding will be used to train health workers, provide protective health equipment, and support local Ministries of Health.

Minister Costello stressed the importance of the international response to the outbreak, saying:

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World + 1 other
Minister Costello announces €1m to protect women and girls from violence

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello today announced €1 million in funding to tackle violence against women and girls during conflicts or natural disasters.

Minister Costello said: “Rape is often used in emergency and conflict situations to terrorise the population, break up families and destroy communities. Almost without exception, there is an increase in gender-based-violence during and after natural and man-made disasters and crises.

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Ethiopia + 2 others
USAID and Irish Aid Collaborate to Help Transform Milk Production in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 9, 2014 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Irish Aid announced today a collaboration to provide funding to assist the development and adaption of technologies and business models required to transform the dairy sector in Ethiopia. The Dairy Innovation Fund will be used for the design, demonstration and field-testing of technologies and business models that can demonstrate high potential.

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World + 18 others
Irish Aid Annual Report 2013: Delivering real changes in the lives of some of the poorest people and communities in the world

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Minister Costello highlights results at the launch of the Irish Aid Annual Report

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today launched the 2013 Irish Aid Annual Report, which sets out the results achieved by Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid.

Speaking at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Minister Costello said:

“2013 was a significant year for Irish Aid and the Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.

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European Union provides nearly €13 million to support families living in extreme poverty in the West Bank and Gaza

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The European Union, Austria, Ireland and Spain are contributing to the Palestinian Authority's second payment of social allowances this year to poor and vulnerable Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza. The contribution, channelled through the PEGASE[1] mechanism, amounts to around €12.97 million (€10.22 million from the European Union, €1.25 million from the Government of Austria, €0.5 million from the Government of Ireland and €1 million from the Government of Spain)

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Iraq + 1 other
Ireland to send urgently-needed supplies for people displaced by violence in Iraq

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, has announced that Ireland will dispatch urgently-needed blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans, and shelter supplies to those displaced by recent violence in Iraq.

The airlift, worth €220,000, is being sent from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Dubai, where Irish Aid pre-positions supplies for use in global emergencies. The stocks will be distributed by Goal, which recently received €200,000 from the Government to provide emergency relief to the most vulnerable displaced populations in Ninewa Governorate in Northern Iraq.

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World + 14 others
Peacebuilding Fund Receives Commitment of $73 Million for this Year

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The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund expects to receive $73 million in contributions this year, after more than 20 donors earlier reaffirmed multi-year commitments and made new pledges at the fourth annual High-level Stakeholders Meeting of the Fund, held in New York today.

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Iraq + 1 other
Government announces funding to GOAL for emergency assistance in Iraq

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, and Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, have announced €200,000 in funding to GOAL to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to vulnerable families fleeing conflict in Iraq.

Speaking in Washington, the Tánaiste said:

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Cameroon + 2 others
Ireland dispatches vital supplies to refugees from Central African Republic

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, has announced that Ireland is dispatching tents, blankets, and other vital supplies to assist refugees in Cameroon who have fled the violence in the Central African Republic. The stocks will be distributed by Plan Ireland.

The airlift, worth almost €200,000, is being sent from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Accra, Ghana, where Irish Aid pre-positions supplies for use in global emergencies.