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20 Mar 2017 description
  • Response to famine, drought and conflict in South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. today (Monday) announced new funding of €11 million to assist people suffering as a result of famine, drought and conflict in the Horn of Africa, specifically in South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan.

09 Jan 2017 description
infographic Government of Ireland

At the beginning of 2017, approximately 65 million people worldwide are displaced from their homes and 130 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of ongoing violence, conflict and natural disaster.

Ireland is responding to these people’s urgent needs through our humanitarian assistance programme, managed by Irish Aid.

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:

08 Oct 2015 description

MoS Sean Sherlock, Minister Charles Flanagan, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Ireland, 2015,

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan T.D, & Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Mr. Seán Sherlock, T.D., Announce Additional €3 million Humanitarian Assistance Funding for South Sudan, Nigeria and Burundi.

24 May 2012 description

Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, today announced €7.25 million to provide emergency food, water and healthcare to communities affected by a severe drought in the Sahel region of Africa and by conflict in Sudan and South Sudan.

This is in addition to €8.2 million which the Minister allocated at the start of the year to support the emergency relief effort in both regions.

The new funding is being allocated as follows:

14 Dec 2011 description

The Minister of State for Trade and Development, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., today announced €250,000 in emergency funding to provide food, water and shelter to thousands of Sudanese refugees fleeing violence.

Minister O’Sullivan said Ireland would provide funding to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR) to support its efforts to provide emergency care to those arriving in refugee camps in western Ethiopia.

01 Jan 2010 description

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.

The WFP's emergency operation for 2010 will provide more than 650,000 tons of food to 6.4 million people in areas including Darfur and Southern Sudan.

Announcing the funding, Minister Power said:

"We remain seriously …

31 May 2009 description

Executive Summary

Purpose

The purpose of the review is to provide Irish Aid and World Vision with an assessment of the Disaster Preparedness and Local Capacities for Peace (DIPLCAP) programme. The review assesses the performance and achievements of the DIPLCAP to date, bearing in mind the context in which the programme evolved.

19 May 2009 description

"POST-CONFLICT PEACEBUILDING: Contemporary challenges and the way forward."

03 Mar 2008 description

The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Mr Michael Kitt T.D., today announced a major package of humanitarian assistance for on-going crises in Africa.

Announcing the funding, Minister Kitt said:

'Ireland is making a significant contribution to the international response to some of the most acute humanitarian crises in today's world. We are targeting this support, in particular, at relieving hardship in Sudan, in Chad and the Central African Republic, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where ordinary people have suffered greatly as a result of conflict.

13 Nov 2007 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern TD today begins a four day visit to Chad and Sudan in advance of the deployment of Irish troops as part of a UN-mandated EU mission in the region.

The Minister will hold talks with the Sudanese Government in Khartoum tomorrow (Wednesday) where he will announce increased funding for the Darfur Peace Process. Ireland is to provide €500,000 to support the peace talks on the future of Darfur which are due to resume in Libya in early December.

Minister Ahern will on Thursday meet Chadian leaders in the capital, N'Djamena.

14 Mar 2007 description

"This is no time to be timid" - Minister Lenihan

Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Irish Aid and Human Rights, today (Wednesday, 14 March) strongly urged the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to take urgent action on the findings of its high-level mission to Darfur.

Minister Lenihan told the Council that "the situation reported by the High-Level Mission remains a disgrace". He urged the Council to act consensually in implementing the substantive recommendations addressed to it by the High-Level Mission.

01 Mar 2007 description

Mr. Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Irish Aid and Human Rights, today confirmed additional Irish funding of €2 million to support the peacebuilding activities of the African Union Mission (AMIS) in the Darfur region of Sudan.

This brings to €5 million the support provided by Irish Aid to AMIS since 2004.

Minister Lenihan said:

"I am very conscious of the huge challenges which the African Union Mission continues to face in the context of the ever-deteriorating security situation in Darfur.

21 Jan 2007 description

Ireland to play an enhanced role in distribution of UN humanitarian funds

Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Irish Aid, today announced funding of €31 million in response to the United Nations' appeal for Humanitarian Aid in 2007. The pledge comes in response to the United Nations' annual Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for Humanitarian Aid. The total amount requested by the UN globally is €3 billion.

For the first time, nearly a third of the Irish Aid funding to the Appeal will go to Pooled Funds.

08 Dec 2006 description

Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Irish Aid and Jan Egeland, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, last night called for concerted international action to protect civilians in Darfur.

Minister Lenihan met Mr Egeland, in New York yesterday, following the annual pledging conference for the UN's Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF).

17 Nov 2006 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Dermot Ahern TD, has welcomed the agreement reached yesterday on a joint UN/African Union force for Darfur.

The Minister said: "I very much welcome this development, and look forward to early agreement on the outstanding details. It is vital that this agreement be fleshed out and fully implemented on the ground.

06 Nov 2006 description

Minister announces a doubling of Ireland's contribution to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to €20 million

United Nations Under Secretary Jan Egeland, who has overall responsibility in the UN for Emergency Relief and Humanitarian Affairs, this afternoon visited Dublin to hold talks with Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Irish Aid.

Under Secretary Egeland updated Minister Lenihan on the critical humanitarian emergencies in Africa - in Darfur, Somalia, Zimbabwe and Congo.

28 Sep 2006 description

"Humanitarian aid must be delivered safely and without restrictions"

Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced €5 million in Irish Aid funding to support under-funded UN humanitarian relief efforts in Africa. €1 million of this funding will be targeted at the on-going humanitarian needs of the people of Darfur.

21 Sep 2006 description

Minister for Foreign Affairs welcomes decision by African Union to extend mandate of its ceasefire monitoring mission in Darfur, Sudan until end December 2006

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D., has warmly welcomed the decision taken yesterday evening in New York by the African Union's Peace and Security Council to extend the mandate of AMIS, its ceasefire monitoring mission in the Darfur region of Sudan until the end of the year.

Minister Ahern said:

"This is a positive development and will go some way to meeting the basic need for security and …

16 Jul 2006 description

Mr. Conor Lenihan, T.D., Minister of State for Irish Aid and Human Rights, today announced additional funding of €1.5 million to support the activities of the African Union in the Darfur region of Sudan.