- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
- Tropical Storm Irina - Mar 2012
- Mozambique: Storms and Floods - Jan 2012
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2011
Now in its 10th year, the Emergency Response Fund Scheme (ERFS) was established to promote early action and reduce loss of life in a sudden humanitarian crisis. Irish Aid has just allocated €2.7 million to six humanitarian partners under the Scheme for 2017: Concern Worldwide, Trócaire, Christian Aid Ireland, Plan International Ireland, World Vision Ireland and Oxfam Ireland.
How does the Fund work?
The scheme is particularly geared towards the initial weeks after the onset of an emergency and targets those in immediate need.
Minister McHugh Launches Irish Aid Annual Report 2015
The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., has launched Irish Aid’s Annual Report for 2015 at an event held this evening in Dublin Castle, attended by many of Ireland’s civil society organisations working in overseas development, and the heads of Ireland’s diplomatic missions abroad.
Ireland’s overseas aid programme is helping to lift millions of people out of poverty and hunger; reducing the number of mothers who die in childbirth and helping to tackle major health crises, including Ebola.
Minister Costello highlights results at the launch of the Irish Aid Annual Report
Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today launched the 2013 Irish Aid Annual Report, which sets out the results achieved by Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid.
Speaking at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Minister Costello said:
“2013 was a significant year for Irish Aid and the Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.
Mozambique is located on the southeast coast of Africa and is bordered by: Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania Zambia and Zimbabwe. On its east Mozambique has around 2,500 km of Indian Ocean coastline, one of the longest coasts in Africa.
It is divided by the Zambezi river, with coastal lowlands to the south, and hills, plateaus and highlands to the north.
The fight to end extreme poverty and hunger in the world remains one of the most pressing global challenges. But it is important to bear in mind that, working together in partnership, developed and developing countries have achieved some remarkable development results over the last 10 years. Between 2005 and 2010, the total number of poor people around the world fell by nearly half a billion. Millions of child deaths have been avoided thanks to greater access to vaccines and mosquito nets. 40 million more children are going to school today than at the turn of the millennium.
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.
Value for Money and Policy Review of Irish Aid's Support to Mozambique, 2001-2006
Mr. Michael Kitt TD, Minister for Overseas Development, welcomed the publication of an important Value for Money Review of Ireland's support to Mozambique.
Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975. Between 1975 and 1990, the country experienced a devastating civil war, with the result that by the end of 1990, Mozambique was the poorest country in the world. The war cost the lives of over one million people, halted economic development and destroyed much of the infrastructure in the country.
Since peace was restored in 1992, the country has made significant progress on a wide range of development objectives, albeit from a very low base.
The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Michael Kitt TD, today participated in the opening of a new hospital in the Massinga district of Mozambique. The 60 bed hospital, which will serve a population of over 500,000, has been upgraded from a health centre with €1 million in support from Irish Aid.
The Massinga district suffers from high infant mortality rates due to communicable diseases, such as malaria, acute respiratory infections and diarrhoea-related diseases. The new facilities will provide services to treat these diseases.
The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Michael Kitt TD, today announced a major new package of support for development in Mozambique, worth €208 million over four years. The Minister made the announcement in Maputo at the launch of a new strategy for Irish Aid development cooperation in Mozambique. He was joined at the launch by Mozambique's Minister for Economic Planning and Development, Mr Aiuba Cuereneia.
Under the strategy Mozambique will become Ireland's largest recipient of bilateral aid.