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05 Jan 2016 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock TD, have announced that Ireland is providing €11.75 million in humanitarian assistance through the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to strengthen the UN’s response to the unprecedented level of humanitarian crisis worldwide. This will bring the total amount of humanitarian assistance provided by Ireland through the Government’s aid programme to €100 million in 2015.

Minister Flanagan stated:

24 Jun 2001 description

Ms. Liz O'Donnell TD, Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Overseas Development Assistance & Human Rights, today announced a comprehensive aid package for the Western Balkans amounting to =A33 million - the most significant since the Kosovo conflict. In announcing the package the Minister of State said,

"The size of this package is made possible by the expanded overseas aid budget which is set to quadruple by 2007.