- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., today expressed solidarity with those affected by floods and mudslides in Sierra Leone.
The Government is to provide an additional €778,000 to respond to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and the Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced new funding of over €220,000 to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Today’s funding, to the NGO Plan, will support families in Sierra Leone who have been quarantined as a result of Ebola by providing food packages, fuel and other vital supplies.
Three members of the Irish Defence Forces are to deploy to Sierra Leone to reinforce Ireland’s capacity in Sierra Leone as the international relief effort ramps up, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Minister for Defence today announced.
The three personnel, all of whom have vast collective experience in West Africa, will be deployed to the Embassy of Ireland in Freetown under the Emergency Civilian Assistance Team initiative, established by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to respond to international crises.
The Government is to provide an additional €1 million to the UN to fight Ebola in West Africa, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North-South Co-operation Sean Sherlock, announced today.
Minister for Development, Trade Promotion, and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today announced over €1 million in extra funding to strengthen efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Minister Sherlock made the announcement during his two-day visit to Sierra Leone.
Today’s announcement brings Ireland’s total contribution to the Ebola response to over €2.5 million.
MoS Sean Sherlock, Funding, Irish Aid, Press Releases, Africa, 2014
Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock T.D., today announced €600,000 in funding to support communities battling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries which have been worst affected by the epidemic.
Ireland will also provide 42 tonnes of emergency supplies, including blankets, tents, mosquito nets and water tanks.
Announcing the emergency aid, Minister Sherlock said:
Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Sean Sherlock, TD, today expressed his increasing concern at the continued spread of Ebola in West Africa and announced additional funding to help combat the disease.
Announcing the funding, Minister Sherlock said:
“The continued spread of Ebola is extremely worrying and is having a devastating impact on already vulnerable communities across Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.
The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today announced an additional €145,000 in funding to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.
The funding will be used to train health workers, provide protective health equipment, and support local Ministries of Health.
Minister Costello stressed the importance of the international response to the outbreak, saying:
Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, T.D., today announced emergency funding in response to a cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone, where an estimated four million people are at risk.
€650,000 is being made available to support the relief activities of Oxfam, Plan Ireland and Concern Worldwide to prevent the spread of the disease and to assist those already affected. This funding will provide clean and safe water and sanitation facilities in a country where it is estimated that less than half the population have access to safe water.
Minister Costello said:
Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD, today announced €50,000 to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.
The funding will allow for the expansion of Caritas’ programme to provide counselling and vocational training to former child soldiers.
Minister Costello said:
Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power, T.D., today announced deeper cooperation with Sierra Leone and additional funding to reduce the number of mothers and children dying prematurely.
The funding will support emergency healthcare for pregnant women and fund feeding centres where chronically-malnourished children receive urgent treatment.
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.
Conor Lenihan TD, Minister of State for Irish Aid, today announced important funding for on-going humanitarian emergencies.
Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State responsible for Irish Aid and Human Rights, today announced funding of €20 million over the next two years to support the recovery and transition from conflict in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Minister Lenihan made the announcement during his visit to Sierra Leone and following the arrest of the former President of Liberia, Mr. Charles Taylor.
AFRICA -- € 26 million Combined Aid Package
€19 million to UN Consolidated Appeal
Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced details of a humanitarian and recovery aid package of over €12.8 million for Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Conor Lenihan, T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced a contribution of €300,000 to the United Nations Special Court in Sierra Leone.
This brings Ireland's support to the Court to more than €1 million, since its establishment in 2002.
Making the announcement, Minister Lenihan said:
"The Special Court in Sierra Leone is playing a crucial role in the fight against impunity and in efforts to provide regional stability throughout West Africa.
Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Emergency & Recovery
Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, Conor Lenihan TD, today announced a total funding package of over €7.2 million in support of humanitarian relief efforts in a number of countries around the world.
The Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, Tom Kitt T.D., announced today that he will visit Sierra Leone and Liberia from 8-11 March. He also announced a new round of Government humanitarian assistance for developing countries affected by natural and man-made disasters, including Sierra Leone and Liberia. Over €10 million has been approved for food, water and other basic relief in the following countries: Afghanistan; Angola; Congo; Eritrea; Iraq; Iran; North Korea; Liberia; Malawi; Sierra Leone; Somalia; Sudan and Zimbabwe.