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14 Mar 2018 description


During 2017, almost 38,900 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 25 countries in Europe,2 36% more than during 2016 and over three times greater than the average rate of 12,400 submissions per year during the last decade.
Between 2007 and 2016, Europe’s proportion of resettlement sub-missions globally has increased from approximately 9% to more than 18%, and in 2017 reached 52%. This is primarily due to a significant decrease globally in new submissions for resettlement, most notably to the United States of America.

30 Jan 2018 description


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

17 Oct 2017 description


Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

04 Aug 2017 description
report Irish Aid

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 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.

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

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

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.

05 Sep 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

04 Oct 2013 description
report Irish Aid


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.

31 Jul 2012 description

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, today announced €50,000 in funding for the Mater Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. The hospital, which was opened by Irish Sisters of Mercy, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The funding will support the hospital’s programme to provide cardiac operations for disadvantaged children in Kenya and its HIV outreach programme in the slums of Nairobi.

Unveiling a plaque at the hospital to mark the anniversary the Tánaiste said:

23 Mar 2012 description

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Eamon Gilmore, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Simon Coveney and Minister of State for Trade and Development Mr Joe Costello today launched a €2 million Africa Agri-Food Development Fund.

The fund is part of Ireland’s overseas development cooperation programme and is designed to support the development of new partnerships between the agri-food sectors in Ireland and Africa. The two-year pilot phase (2012 to 2013) will focus on Tanzania and Kenya.

23 Sep 2011 description
report Irish Aid

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., today announced a further €1 million in support for victims of the Horn of Africa famine, bringing the Government’s total contribution so far this year to €10 million. The funding will be used by Concern, UNICEF and other agencies.

11 Aug 2011 description

Government announces arrival of second emergency airlift for Horn of Africa The Minister of State for Trade and Development, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., has announced a second emergency airlift of humanitarian supplies by the Government to the Horn of Africa.

The shipment of 1,000 tents has arrived in Kenya and is being transported today to the Dadaab Refugee Camps in the north of the country, where up to 1,500 Somali refugees are arriving daily. Minister O’Sullivan said the tents would provide vital shelter to 1,000 families in crisis.

23 Jul 2011 description

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore T.D. met this afternoon with Mary Robinson to discuss the situation in the Horn of Africa. Ms Robinson briefed the Tánaiste on her recent visit to the region. She emphasised the urgent need for the international community to provide an effective and comprehensive response in order to save the thousands of lives that are now at risk.

Following the meeting the Tánaiste said:

15 Jul 2011 description

Minister of State for Trade and Development Jan O’Sullivan today announced an additional €1 million in funding for emergency food relief and assistance to refugees in the Horn of Africa.

The latest funding brings to €5.6 million the total Irish Government support since the start of 2011 for victims of the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.