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02 Feb 2012 description
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Ireland Donates €70 Million to Emergency Appeals

It was announced today that Ireland has donated more than €70 million to Red Cross emergency appeals over the last 10 years. Speaking at the Irish Red Cross in Dublin, Annita Underlin - Director of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s Europe Zone, said that, ‘the generosity of the Irish public has literally changed thousands if not millions of lives around the world’.

19 Jan 2012 description
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2011 has seen significant transitions in Haiti. Nearly a million people are reported to have left the camps, a new Haitian Government has been sworn into power and, according to the latest estimates from the Early Recovery Cluster, nearly half of the 10 million cubic meters of debris generated by the earthquake has been cleared.

03 Feb 2010 description
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The Irish Red Cross today announced that it will be collaborating for the first time with Voilà, a leading mobile telephone operator in Haiti, to communicate with millions of Haitians and inform them of a massive vaccination campaign taking place in the aftermath of the earthquake which struck on the 12th of January.

The vaccination campaign is being run by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and aims to inoculate millions of Haitians against Measles, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Measles and Rubella.

25 Jan 2010 description
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Red Cross experts in Haiti report that the situation on the ground remains difficult, although aid is getting through.

Irish Red Cross Delegate Joe Lowry is currently in Haiti acting as Communications Manager for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), while Beneficiary Communications delegate for the Irish Red Cross in Haiti, Will Rogers, arrived in Haiti last Thursday (21 January) and has been assessing the needs of those affected by the earthquake.

"At one of the main hospitals there was a reasonably strong smell of decomposing bodies, I …

20 Jan 2010 description
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The Irish Red Cross announced today that it is deploying two experts to Port-au-Prince in response to the devastating earthquake which struck a week ago.

Joe Lowry, an Irishman, will be on the ground in Haiti tomorrow and will act as Communications Manager for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), ensuring that there is a constant flow of accurate information from towns and villages affected by the earthquake.

Irish Red Cross delegate Will Rogers is also being deployed to Haiti and will arrive in Port-au-Prince tomorrow to manage beneficiary …

18 Jan 2010 description
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Over €450,000 has been raised by the Irish Red Cross in its Haiti Appeal it was announced today.

Donations to the appeal have been steady since its launch last Wednesday, thanks to the positive response received from members of the public taking part in fundraising events, and businesses and the media providing details of the appeal over the weekend.

"I would like to thank the Irish public for their generosity which has allowed us to reach this total in the space of just 5 days.

15 Jan 2010 description
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Friday 15 January 2010

The Irish Red Cross has announced that it is sending a further €100,000 in aid to Haiti from its Emergency Relief Fund.

Yesterday, the Organisation sent an initial €25,000 to Haiti.

14 Jan 2010 description
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The Irish Red Cross has announced that it is sending an initial €25,000 in aid to Haiti from its Emergency Relief Fund to deal with the devastating earthquake which struck the country on Tuesday.

With the number of deaths, injured and homeless still rising, and the extent of the damage unknown, these funds will go towards dealing with the most immediate needs of the people of Haiti, such as search and rescue activities, relief distributions, emergency medical care, water and sanitation, and emergency shelter.

The Irish Red Cross also launched an emergency appeal for donations …

13 Jan 2010 description
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The Irish Red Cross launched an emergency appeal for humanitarian aid today in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake which struck Haiti last night, causing widespread devastation and many deaths.

Donations to the emergency appeal can be made online at www.redcross.ie and by calling 1850 50 70 70.

The earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, hit the capital Port-au-Prince and other areas of the country, and was felt in other countries in the region.