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MOROTO, 30 March 2017 – The Irish Government has provided €7.2 million – about Ush 27.5 billion - to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the Ministry of Education and Sports to improve quality education for the most vulnerable children and adolescent girls across the Karamoja region.
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 announced new funding of €2.314 million in humanitarian assistance for victims of the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. The funding will support South Sudanese Refugees in the West Nile region of Northern Uganda.
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today visited Uganda's border region with South Sudan and announced €600,000 in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
The Minister was visiting Adjumani refugee settlement in Northern Uganda, together with Ugandan State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru MP.
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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.
The goal of the Irish Aid Country Strategy Paper for Uganda, which covers the period 2010-2014, is to reduce chronic poverty and vulnerability in line with Uganda's National Development Plan. This renewed focus on the chronically poor sees Irish Aid target its support at the most impoverished region of the country, Karamoja while maintaining a focus at national level through support to education and HIV and AIDS, with governance remaining as a central element of Ireland's support.
Uganda has been Ireland's largest recipient of development assistance since 2000, and under the current country strategy, Irish Aid has committed some €118 million through a well-balanced mix of modalities and sectors, including education, the Poverty Action Fund, governance and HIV/AIDS.
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.
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.
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Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, Conor Lenihan T.D., welcomed the coming into force today of a cessation of violence between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army rebels in Northern Uganda. Uganda is one of Irish Aid's priority countries.
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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.
Irish people, both personally and through Official Aid are big supporters of Sub-Saharan Africa. This report sets out the current situation and prospects for economic and social development in Uganda. It examines the important role that Ireland is currently playing and the opportunity for deepening our positive contribution.
Uganda is a country of great progress and achievement on the one hand and tragic conflict, disease and poverty on the other.
The Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, Tom Kitt TD, today completed a three day visit to Uganda, where he inspected the Irish development cooperation programme and had consultations with Ugandan Government Ministers.