Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
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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.
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.
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.
Minister of State for Trade and Development Jan O’Sullivan today announced an additional €500,000 in funding to provide vital water supplies to drought-stricken communities in Northern Kenya. She made the announcement following a detailed briefing by the Government Technical Team which has returned from the Horn of Africa.
This brings the total Government funding to the food crisis to €7.7 million.
Ireland is to provide €100,000 to support the current Kofi Annan-led mediation efforts in Kenya, in response to a request from the United Nations.
Announcing the funding today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dermot Ahern, T.D., reiterated Ireland's strong support for the mediation efforts led by former UN Secretary General Annan aimed at finding a political resolution to the crisis which has affected Kenya since disputed presidential elections on 27 December 2007.
"I am delighted to be able to support this vital work of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
Dermot Ahern TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs, this afternoon announced funding of €1 million to address the difficult humanitarian situation in Kenya.