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27 Jun 2018 description

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., has announced additional humanitarian funding of €250,000 for the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). This additional funding will support the Agency in delivering urgently needed food, shelter, education and social services for 1.3 million Palestine refugees in Gaza.

07 Jun 2018 description

Today, during his first visit to Jordan as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Tánaiste Simon Coveney, T.D., announced additional funding to support Syrian refugees and their hosts in Jordan, and visited Za’atari Refugee Camp. The Tánaiste also met, this afternoon, with the Jordanian Foreign Minister, Ayman Al Safadi.

12 May 2018 description
  • Somalia “is one of the most challenging environments for humanitarian aid operations”

  • €3 million funding provided to UN Somalia Humanitarian Fund

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D, and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today announced Irish funding of €3 million for the severe humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

23 Mar 2018 description

-Tánaiste Coveney and Minister Cannon announce funding for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and support for humanitarian crises in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today announced Irish funding of €2.9 million for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). They also announced a further €8.5 million to relieve humanitarian crises in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

24 Dec 2017 description

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Cannon announce further support to the severe humanitarian crisis in Yemen

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D., and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr. Ciarán Cannon, T.D., today announced additional Irish funding of €500,000 towards the humanitarian response in Yemen, now the world's largest crisis, with over 20 million people in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.

02 Dec 2017 description

Tánaiste and Minister Cannon announce additional Irish funding of €500,000 to support Palestine Refugees in Gaza

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D. and the Minister of State for International Development and the Diaspora, Ciarán Cannon, T.D. have announced additional humanitarian funding of €500,000 which will provide urgently needed food, shelter and social services for 1.3 million Palestine refugees in Gaza.

17 Aug 2017 description

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.

17 Apr 2017 description

For severe crises in Yemen and Iraq

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 today (Saturday) announced €6 million in support for the severe humanitarian crises in Yemen and in Iraq.

12 Apr 2017 description

- Airlift of 100 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies dispatched to Somalia

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., announced that Ireland has today (Wednesday) dispatched over 100 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies to Somalia.

Announcing the airlift, Minister Flanagan said:

29 Mar 2017 description

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.

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.

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:

23 Feb 2017 description
  • Part of a new Strategic Partnership on violence against women and girls in humanitarian emergencies

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. today announced €2.2 million in funding over the next two years as part of a new Strategic Partnership between Ireland and the International Rescue Committee.

23 Jan 2017 description

In 2002, more than 4 million people a year worldwide died from three diseases- AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria was founded that year to combat these epidemics, and today there are one third fewer deaths from these diseases, and 20 million lives have been saved in countries where the Global Fund operates.

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.

03 Jan 2017 description

Minister Flanagan warns Yemen is at risk of becoming a failed state

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today announced that Ireland will provide a further €2 million in humanitarian funding to meet urgent needs in Yemen resulting from a civil war that has intensified since March 2015.

Announcing the additional funding today, Minister Flanagan:

14 Dec 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. today announced the allocation of €14 million in humanitarian funding to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

Announcing the funding, Minister Flanagan stated:

12 Dec 2016 description

Minister Flanagan discusses Syria with EU Foreign Ministers & announces increased humanitarian aid

- EU-Africa relations, the DRC & Migration also on FAC agenda

- Ministers meet Colombian President & Cuban Foreign Minister

- Minister holds bilateral talks with Belgian dPM/FM Reynders

Following today's Foreign Affairs Council, Minister Flanagan said:

11 Dec 2016 description

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.