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09 Jan 2017 description
infographic Government of Ireland

At the beginning of 2017, approximately 65 million people worldwide are displaced from their homes and 130 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of ongoing violence, conflict and natural disaster.

Ireland is responding to these people’s urgent needs through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.

03 Jan 2017 description

Minister Flanagan warns Yemen is at risk of becoming a failed state

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today announced that Ireland will provide a further €2 million in humanitarian funding to meet urgent needs in Yemen resulting from a civil war that has intensified since March 2015.

Announcing the additional funding today, Minister Flanagan:

28 Dec 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of million of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

23 Dec 2016 description

The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.

23 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP was able to distribute full rations of food in the month of November to refugees as a result of contributions received from donors.

  • WFP Tanzania is preparing a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP), for implementation by mid-2017. The CSP will introduce a new strategic approach to programming, aiming to directly translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 and 17 into country-level actions and align the WFP portfolio of assistance with national and United Nations plans.

22 Dec 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 06 Dec 2016

1,950 persons relocated
5,839 places pledged
39,600 target
As of 06 Dec 2016

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

14 Dec 2016 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. today announced the allocation of €14 million in humanitarian funding to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

Announcing the funding, Minister Flanagan stated:

12 Dec 2016 description

Minister Flanagan discusses Syria with EU Foreign Ministers & announces increased humanitarian aid

- EU-Africa relations, the DRC & Migration also on FAC agenda

- Ministers meet Colombian President & Cuban Foreign Minister

- Minister holds bilateral talks with Belgian dPM/FM Reynders

Following today's Foreign Affairs Council, Minister Flanagan said:

11 Dec 2016 description

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. today announced new funding of €2.314 million in humanitarian assistance for victims of the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. The funding will support South Sudanese Refugees in the West Nile region of Northern Uganda.

02 Dec 2016 description

MAPUTO - The Irish Government today announced a contribution of EUR 1.5 million to support emergency operations by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Mozambique, where 1.4 million people are unable to meet their food needs due to an El Niño-induced drought.

Ireland’s contribution comes as WFP is scaling up assistance to reach 700,000 people with life-saving support, as needs culminate during the hunger season in the coming 2-3 months.

01 Dec 2016 description

DAR ES SALAAM – Ireland today provided the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a contribution of EUR 500,000 to support refugees hosted in Tanzania. With these funds, Ireland is helping WFP maintain its assistance operations for a quarter of a million refugees. The refugees, primarily from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are hosted by the Government of Tanzania at three camps in Kigoma Region in the west of Tanzania.

11 Nov 2016 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. have announced that the Government is to release €3.9 million of humanitarian funding in response to ongoing severe crises in the Central African Republic, Chad and Niger.

04 Nov 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 30 Oct–5 Nov 2016 and includes updates on influenza, poliomyelitis, Zika fever, MERS CoV, cholera, West Nile virus, and enterovirus detections in Europe.

28 Oct 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 23-29 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extensively drug-resistant TB.

28 Oct 2016 description

3,930 FATALITIES 2016 (1 JAN—27 OCT)

3,777 FATALITIES 2015 (1 JAN—31 DEC)

The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM in 2016 so far have reached 5,328.
Most of the increases have been in the Mediterranean where an estimated 3,930 people have died trying to make the crossing in 2016 so far.

21 Oct 2016 description

Minister Flanagan and Minister of State McHugh announce additional €1.5 million in humanitarian funding for Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew

- Brings Ireland’s total funding to the Haiti hurricane response to €1.7 million

- Funding is being provided to experienced NGO partners

21 Oct 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 October 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, Salmonella and extremely drug-resistant TB.