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Irish Minister for Trade and Development visits FAO agriculture recovery projects in the Philippines

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello impressed by the resilience of farmers recovering from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Jaro, Leyte, Philippines, 21 Mar 2014 -- Irish Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello visited an FAO rice seed project funded by the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and witnessed the positive impact of Ireland’s financial support on the livelihoods of typhoon-affected farmers in Barangay Olotan, municipality of Jaro, Leyte.

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Minister Costello announces an additional €3 million funding to the Philippines

The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., announced an additional €3 million in assistance to communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines during a visit today to Tacloban.

The funding will support local efforts to build shelters and re-establish people’s livelihoods, particularly in fishing and agriculture and for protection activities for those traumatised by the disaster. More than 14 million people were affected by the typhoon which struck in November 2013.

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Renewing our agreement to assist those in emergencies

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This morning Minister of State Joe Costello met with the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, to discuss Ireland’s contribution to the UN’s Humanitarian Response Depots (UNHRD). At the meeting Minister Costello and Ertharin Cousin signed a Letter of Understanding between Ireland and the UNHRD.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review Europe, The Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal year (FY) 2004 – 2013

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

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IOM Receives Funding from Ireland to Assist Ethiopian Migrants Returning from the Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia

The Government of Ireland has provided €100,000 to assist IOM’s ongoing post-arrival assistance to Ethiopian migrants returning from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new funding will be used to provide post arrival medical assistance, meals, transportation within Addis Ababa and onward transportation to their hometowns and a cash allowance.

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Ireland Helps Support Hungry Families And Refugees In Malawi

LILONGWE – The Government of Ireland has announced a contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) of more than US$1.3 million (MWK .5 billion) to boost food and nutrition security among some of the poorest households in Malawi.

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As Budget Shortfall, Insecurity Threaten Efforts of UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, 17 Member States Promise Funds at Pledging Conference

For 2014, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees had developed a core budget of $687 million with nearly zero growth, and a cash shortfall of 10 per cent was already anticipated.

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What do Ireland and Qatar have in common? – Nine new GHA country profiles available

Today nine new humanitarian assistance country profiles go live on the GHA website. Three new donor profiles, Ireland, Norway, and Qatar; and six new recipient profiles, Burundi, Mali, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Syria as well as the Philippines added in the light of the current Typhoon Haiyan emergency response.

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Ireland sends a further 47 tonnes of emergency supplies to the Philippines – Minister Costello

Irish Aid has dispatched a further 47 tonnes of life-saving supplies to the Philippines. More than ten tonnes of urgent materials needed to provide clean water and protect victims against disease arrived in the Philippines yesterday from a United Nations depot in Dubai, which stores Irish Aid humanitarian stocks. Some 37 tonnes of Irish stocks were dispatched this morning from the UN’s depot in Brindisi, Italy. Amongst the €300,000 worth of stocks, which will be distributed by GOAL and Oxfam, are:

· 5,800 mosquito nets

· 8,000 jerry cans

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Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines: ECHO factsheet (as of 17 November 2013)

Key messages

• The European Commission has provided €20 million to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): €10 million in humanitarian aid to support emergency relief operations and €10 million to assist with recovery and rehabilitation.

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Irish Aid support to Typhoon Haiyan relief effort to exceed €3 million – Minister Costello

The Government has announced an additional €1.6 million in aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, bringing the total funds committed by Ireland to more than €3million. The funding will be channelled through trusted NGO partners and will support the provision of shelter, food, water and health services to the 13 million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. This funding is in addition to:

  • €1million funding announced on 11 November by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D.

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100 tonnes of emergency supplies to the Philippines to arrive today – Minister Costello

More than 100 tonnes of Irish Aid emergency shelter supplies, including tents, blankets and tarpaulins, will arrive today in the Philippines to assist thousands of families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The Irish airlift, valued at €510,000, contains:

· 599 tents,

· 700 tarpaulins

· 10,000 blankets

· 880 ropes

The supplies are in addition to the emergency funding of €1 million towards the relief effort announced by the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., on Sunday.

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Tánaiste announces emergency funding in response to Typhoon Haiyan

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D., today announced emergency funding of €1m euro towards the relief effort for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, as well as essential shelter items for distribution to those affected by the disaster.

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Tanzania Country Strategy Paper 2011-2015 Summary

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Foreword

The partnership between Ireland and Tanzania stretches across many decades including those prior to independence when Irish missionaries first arrived in Tanganyika and created strong bonds between our two peoples.

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Fact sheet: Solutions for Syrian refugees

UNHCR has been working closely with states to provide resettlement or humanitarian admission as part of the broader protection response to refugees who have fled from Syria to neighbouring countries. These interventions are critical for refugees who are in urgent need of protection.

They are above all an expression of solidarity with countries in the region currently hosting more than two million Syrian refugees.

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Ireland: Location Map (2013)

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To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello announces €1 million in funding to support Syrian refugees

Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello T.D., today announced a further €1 million in humanitarian assistance for refugees fleeing from the crisis in Syria. This funding will support UNHCR and UNICEF to provide food, water, sanitation, protection and shelter to refugees. Commenting on this latest funding the Minister said:

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€2 Million in funding for Sudan and South Sudan

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Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D, today announced €2 million in funding to provide life-saving food, shelter, basic health care and water to the most vulnerable communities in Sudan and South Sudan.

Some 8.5 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance in both countries. Ongoing conflict is driving people to flee their homes, particularly in border areas between Sudan and South Sudan. Malnutrition rates are above emergency levels in both countries.

Minister Costello said:

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Syria crisis - ECHO factsheet

Factsheet on Syria:

The number of people affected by this protracted crisis is estimated to be 6.8 million people.

Around 4.25 million people are reported to be displaced within Syria.

The number of refugees has now reached 1 683 901, with over 550 thousand in Lebanon alone..

The total humanitarian funding committed to the crisis is €682 million: €265 million from the EU and €417 from the Member States which includes in-kind contributions.

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Minister Costello announces €1.65 million to assist families affected by the crisis in Syria

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The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D, today announced €1.65 million in funding to support thousands of families forced to flee their homes because of the devastating conflict in Syria.

The funding, which is being provided to Concern, Goal and Oxfam, brings Ireland’s total support for communities afflicted by the conflict in Syria to almost €10 million.

Announcing the funding today, World Refugee Day (20/06), Minister Costello said: