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09 Feb 2016 description

Funding to support sustainable development and the fight against poverty and hunger

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Cooperation, Seán Sherlock T.D., have today announced €61.34 million funding for 2016 to be allocated to Irish aid organisations carrying out long-term development programmes across Africa, Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East.

05 Feb 2016 description

Pledge at London Conference brings Ireland’s total support to €62 million since the onset of the conflict

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance, Trade Promotion and North South Cooperation Seán Sherlock TD, announced today (Thursday 4 February) Ireland’s pledge of €20 million for 2016 to support those affected by the Syria crisis, in addition to the €42 million provided since the beginning of the crisis.

29 Jan 2016 description

Minister Charles Flanagan, MoS Sean Sherlock, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Africa, 2016,

- Ireland has now contributed €9.1 million emergency humanitarian relief for Ethiopian crisis

- Ministers acknowledge the scale of the humanitarian crisis and the leadership role played by the Ethiopian Government

28 Jan 2016 description
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Press Release
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Member States' financial pledges since 23 September 2015, € million
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Member States' Support to Emergency Relocation Mechanism
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State of Play of Hotspot capacity
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Returns since September
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Accepted Member States' Support to Civil Protection Mechanism for Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia and Greece

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 25 January 2016

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

05 Jan 2016 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock TD, have announced that Ireland is providing €11.75 million in humanitarian assistance through the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to strengthen the UN’s response to the unprecedented level of humanitarian crisis worldwide. This will bring the total amount of humanitarian assistance provided by Ireland through the Government’s aid programme to €100 million in 2015.

Minister Flanagan stated:

23 Dec 2015 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU has begun implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece, while efforts to increase reception and temporary shelter capacity in Balkan states continue. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available data as of December 14, 2015.

15 Dec 2015 description

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan, T.D. and the Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, T.D., today announced a further package of €2.95 million in funding to support victims of the continuing Syria crisis. This funding will be given to Ireland’s UN partners delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance within Syria and in the neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.

Announcing the funding, which will be drawn from Irish Aid’s humanitarian budget, Minster Flanagan said:

03 Dec 2015 description

The African Development Bank (AfDB) welcomes the new infusion of US $248 million for the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which was announced Monday at the global climate summit in Paris.

30 Nov 2015 description
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Member States pledges
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Civil Protection Mechanism

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 30 November 2015

The European Agenda on Migration adopted by the Commission in May 2015 set out the need for a comprehensive approach to migration management. Since then, a number of measures have been introduced – including the adoption of two emergency schemes to relocate 160,000 people in clear need of international protection from the Member States most affected to other EU Member States, and the endorsement of the Commission Action Plan on Return.

26 Nov 2015 description

Today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan, TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced that Ireland is increasing its stockpiles of humanitarian relief items and providing additional funding of USD $1 million to support the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots network.

21 Nov 2015 description

The Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Seán Sherlock has announced that the Irish Government will contribute an additional €2 million to the international response to the drought in Ethiopia.

13 Nov 2015 description
report Irish Aid

Lake Hawassa and its surrounding area in southern Ethiopia has suffered from environmental damage and climate change, with its soil, water and forest resources damaged by the expansion of agricultural land. An Irish Aid supported programme is helping to restore damaged land, to the benefit of over 40,000 locals, including small farmers and landless youth.

Irish Aid is supporting a group of Non-Governmental Organisations - SOS Sahel Ethiopia, Self Help Africa, Farm Africa and VITA – with funding of €1 million to rehabilitate the environment around Lake Hawassa.

13 Nov 2015 description

“As world leaders discuss climate change at the UN Climate Conference in Paris, we bring you stories of Irish Aid’s work to help poor communities tackle the effects of climate change”

Lake Hawassa and its surrounding area in southern Ethiopia has suffered from environmental damage and climate change, with its soil, water and forest resources damaged by the expansion of agricultural land. An Irish Aid supported programme is helping to restore damaged land, to the benefit of over 40,000 locals, including small farmers and landless youth.

03 Nov 2015 description

The National Ambulance Service College has been established, in collaboration with the National Ambulance Services College Ireland in 2015 as the first ever institution under the aegis of Pakistan Red Crescent.

It is situated at the PRC National Head Quarters H-8, Islamabad. All departments possess highly qualified and experienced and trained faculty, from within the country and abroad. All Professors / head of departments are certified trainers from established authorities.

12 Oct 2015 description

Pledges confirmed since 2013: 96,688
Additional places/visas granted under other forms of admission: 14,074
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 19,646
TOTAL places made available to date: 130,408

08 Oct 2015 description

MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Es necesario actuar para ofrecer ayuda y refugio y poner fin al derramamiento de sangre

Para la comunidad internacional, la llegada de decenas de miles de sirios a las fronteras europeas y las estremecedoras muertes de hombres, mujeres, niños y niñas durante el peligroso viaje para llegar hasta ellas se han convertido en un brutal recordatorio de la tragedia en la que está sumido el pueblo sirio. La desesperación en la que se ve sumida la población siria lleva a que muchas personas tengan que asumir riesgos inmensos para ellas y sus familias.