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25 Apr 2013 description

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., and the Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D, have announced new Irish support for the global effort to end polio.

Speaking at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi today, Minister Costello pledged that, through Irish Aid, the Government will provide €5 million over the next five years to eradicate the disease.

28 Aug 2010 description

Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power T.D. today announced Ireland's biggest ever shipment of emergency aid. On Monday, Ireland will airlift 98 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to flood-stricken Pakistan.

Irish Aid, the Government's overseas aid programme, has chartered a 747 jumbo jet to transport emergency shelter and water equipment for up to 33,000 people from its stockpile in Dubai. It is the largest single shipment of humanitarian supplies ever undertaken by the State.

26 Aug 2010 description

The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Mr. Peter Power T.D., today announced the allocation of €1.05 million of the €2m pledged by the Government to flood-stricken Pakistan. The funds will support the work of the World Food Programme, UNICEF, Plan Ireland, and Goal.

Announcing the allocation, Minister Power said:

"Millions of people are at immediate risk of life-threatening illnesses and starvation in Pakistan.

19 Aug 2010 description

Minister announces further humanitarian assistance of €1.19 million in response to floods

Today at the United Nations, the Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power, T.D., announced further humanitarian funding of €1.19 million in response to the on-going flooding crisis in Pakistan.

29 Jun 2009 description

Minister of State Peter Power announces emergency funding of almost €550,000 to support those recently displaced by conflict in Pakistan

The Government has authorised emergency funding of almost €550,000 to support those forced to flee from the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, where the Pakistani Government has launched a military offensive against local Taliban and other militants operating in the area.

To date, almost two million people have been displaced as a result of the conflict.

The funding is being channelled through the United Nations and Ireland's NGO …

07 Aug 2007 description

Minister of State for Overseas Development, Michael Kitt TD, today approved a half million euro package of emergency aid for the flood victims in Asia. The funding has been allocated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in response to special appeals by the national societies in three of the most seriously affected countries - Bangladesh, China and Pakistan. The funds will be allocated by the IFRC on the basis of their assessment of the needs.

02 Nov 2006 description

Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, will tonight be honoured by the Ireland - Pakistan Business Council for his role in the relief and recovery effort following last October's devastating earthquake in Pakistan.

In his speech to the Council, Minister Lenihan will announce the allocation of the final €1 million of Ireland's €10 million pledge of assistance.

08 Oct 2006 description

On the anniversary of the Pakistan earthquake, Conor Lenihan, T.D., Minister for Development Co-operation and Human Rights, today announced further funding of €1 million in support of the on-going recovery effort. This brings to €9 million the funding provided by the Government for the relief and recovery effort since the disaster occurred one year ago.

In making the announcement Minister of State Lenihan said:

"When I visited Pakistan last year after the earthquake I stressed Ireland's commitment to help those who suffered in their journey from relief to recovery.

11 Dec 2005 description

Today Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, Conor Lenihan T.D., as part of a two day visit to Pakistan with the Dutch Minister for Development announced that Ireland would contribute a further EUR 5 million to the relief and recovery efforts following the earthquake disaster in early October. This brings Ireland's total relief and recovery package for the disaster to EUR 10 million.

26 Oct 2005 description

Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced that the Government will make a further €2 million available to support relief operations in Pakistan.

13 Oct 2005 description

Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, Conor Lenihan TD has assured the Dáil today that Ireland stands ready to commit further funds to the Pakistani earthquake disaster.

10 Oct 2005 description

The Government has announced additional funding of €2 million to assist with immediate relief efforts in Pakistan and surrounding countries, bringing to €3m the amount made available for the region in the aftermath of the earthquake.

The Government made an initial pledge on Saturday of €1 million to assist with immediate relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake which has hit northern Pakistan and the adjacent region. The earthquake measured approximately 7.6 on the Richter scale and some of the aftershocks measured between 5.7 and 5.9.

08 Oct 2005 description

The Government has made an initial pledge of up to €1 million to assist with immediate relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake which has hit northern Pakistan and the adjacent region. The earthquake measuring approximately 7.6 on the Richter scale has caused many casualties.

Announcing the pledge Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, Mr Conor Lenihan T.D., stated: