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04 Aug 2017 description
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Severe humanitarian crises are affecting a number of countries across East Africa – in large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya millions of people are living in dire circumstances. These crises are driven by drought and conflict, often resulting in large-scale displacement of people from their homes. Ireland is responding to the crises through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.

20 Dec 2011 description
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Ireland’s support to women’s empowerment in the dGender equality is both a human right and fundamental to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

31 Aug 2010 description
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The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power T.D., today met with UN Assistant Secretary General Judy Cheng Hopkins to discuss the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission. ASG Cheng Hopkins is the Head of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office which was established in 2006 to improve the international community's support for countries emerging from violent conflict. Since its establishment, the Fund it administers has provided approximately $170 million to support peace building activities in 12 countries, mainly in Africa.

09 Dec 2008 description
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The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power TD, today announced the successful arrival of an airlift of emergency assistance to people displaced by ongoing violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The shipment arrived by air to Kigali, Rwanda and was transported by road to Goma, DRC, where it is now being distributed.

13 Feb 2008 description
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Minister of State for Overseas Development, Michael Kitt T.D. announced today that Ireland's response to the recent earthquake in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Rusizi of Rwanda would be through the Rapid Response Initiative.

'In the first place, I have ordered the shipment of 150 tents from our stockpiles of humanitarian supplies in Brindisi, Italy to assist the victims of the earthquake in Bukavu, DRC.