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04 Aug 2017 description
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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.

08 Jul 2013 description
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Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D, today announced €2 million in funding to provide life-saving food, shelter, basic health care and water to the most vulnerable communities in Sudan and South Sudan.

Some 8.5 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance in both countries. Ongoing conflict is driving people to flee their homes, particularly in border areas between Sudan and South Sudan. Malnutrition rates are above emergency levels in both countries.

Minister Costello said:

20 Dec 2011 description
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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.

01 Jan 2010 description
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The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power, T.D., today announced additional funding of €600,000 for emergency food relief in Sudan.

The funding will be channelled through the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), which is managing emergency food distribution across many of Sudan's poorest and most vulnerable communities.

21 Jan 2008 description
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The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., and Minister of State Michael Kitt T.D., today announced grants totalling €4 million to strengthen the capacity of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and the UN Development Programme to engage in conflict resolution and peacebuilding activities.

Announcing the grants, Minister Ahern said:

"I am happy to announce funding for the United Nations to strengthen its vital engagement in the resolution of conflict, and to bolster peace agreements to prevent reversion to instability and violence.

09 Aug 2007 description
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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Dermot Ahern TD, has ordered the first two airlifts of over €100,000 worth of relief supplies from Irish Aid stocks at the UN's Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi, Italy.

The first airlift consisted of 3,000 tarpaulins for use as temporary family shelters as well as 2,200 mosquito nets. These were airlifted over the weekend to the NGO Goal for its emergency operations in Kassala, Sudan.