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23 Feb 2017 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, announced today that Ireland will contribute at least €5 million towards the global response to the humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region.

Announcing the funding Minister Flanagan said:

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.

11 Nov 2016 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. have announced that the Government is to release €3.9 million of humanitarian funding in response to ongoing severe crises in the Central African Republic, Chad and Niger.

29 Dec 2014 description

Government commits €3 million in funding for humanitarian emergencies in Chad, Central African Republic and Yemen

The Government is to provide €3.2 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to communities affected by conflict and drought in the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad and Yemen, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, and Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, have announced.

15 Apr 2013 description

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D, and the Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., today signed a three-year Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, in Dublin. The WFP is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

The agreement sets out shared objectives in the area of humanitarian assistance, as well as committing Ireland to providing a minimum of €7 million a year to WFP for the next three years.

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:

20 Feb 2012 description

Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., today announced emergency funding for the Sahel region of West Africa, where 10 million people are at risk from a growing serious food crisis.

€5 million is being made available to support the relief activities of major UN agencies, the Red Cross and NGOs and will help in the provision of emergency food assistance to thousands of malnourished children and adults.

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.

27 Dec 2007 description

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., today announced €2 million in extra funding for the Humanitarian Crisis in Chad. This follows on from the Minister's visit to Chad last month. The funding is for humanitarian programmes operated by Concern, Child Fund and the World Food Programme for refugees from Darfur and those internally displaced by ongoing 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.

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.

26 Feb 2006 description

AFRICA -- € 26 million Combined Aid Package
€19 million to UN Consolidated Appeal