In 2002, more than 4 million people a year worldwide died from three diseases- AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria was founded that year to combat these epidemics, and today there are one third fewer deaths from these diseases, and 20 million lives have been saved in countries where the Global Fund operates.
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.
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:
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:
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: