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#Humanitarian

# humanitarian - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the situation in DR Congo as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

# humanitarian - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters'

Donald Trump’s presidency is a tumultuous soap opera, but it’s making us ignore real humanitarian disasters, writes Dominic MacSorley.

# humanitarian - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Ireland is giving €200,000 to support Palestinians in the West Bank

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East.

# humanitarian - Monday 3 July, 2017

Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.

# humanitarian - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq

The UN has warned Temen is on the brink of a famine caused by conflict.

# humanitarian - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do

Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.

# humanitarian - Sunday 17 August, 2014

"There are so many emergencies to respond to, there aren’t enough people"

World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August.

# humanitarian - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Ukraine sends its own aid convoy east following fears over Russia's "Trojan horse"

Kiev had a change of heart this morning over the Russian convoy, saying it will let the aid in once it has been inspected.

# humanitarian - Sunday 10 August, 2014

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine Donetsk This post contains images

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine

Ukraine also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.

# humanitarian - Monday 28 July, 2014

As death toll rises, UN calls for "immediate and unconditional" ceasefire in Gaza conflict

The resolution came during a lull in fighting in Gaza early today, as the Mulsim Eid al-Fitr festival begins.

# humanitarian - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

Charlie Flanagan calls for immediate ceasefire to conflict in Gaza, and urges all sides involved in the Ukraine conflict to cooperate on MH17 inquiry.

# humanitarian - Monday 14 July, 2014

New Foreign Affairs Minister "extremely concerned" as Gaza death toll tops 175

Six people have died today, including a man and a woman injured in air strikes yesterday.

# humanitarian - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention

In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.

# humanitarian - Friday 7 February, 2014

More than half of Ireland's asylum seekers in 'reception system' for over 3 years

A new report has highlighted a number of problems, including lack of autonomy of the applicants.

# humanitarian - Friday 29 November, 2013

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?

Horrific reports of violence have poured out of the Central African Republic this week – with summary executions and mass displacement terrifying civilian communities, writes MSF Director Jane-Ann McKenna.

Rain puts 'fear in the eyes of children' in the Philippines Aid

Rain puts 'fear in the eyes of children' in the Philippines

“You can see the little children when it starts to rain, you can see the fear in their eyes, that what they thought was the end of the world but managed to survive is coming back for them.”

# humanitarian - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Column: Full, unimpeded access for all doctors is immediately needed in Syria

It is unacceptable that medical staff are being denied access to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since the Cold War, writes Irish-Libyan doctor Dr Fatima Hamroush.

# humanitarian - Friday 23 August, 2013

Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn’t try to save them

Using chemical weapons and targeting innocent civilians are war crimes. But so is silence – and every day we sit back while this slaughter continues is another day that we have facilitated the killing of innocent people, writes Maurice McQuillan.

# humanitarian - Friday 29 March, 2013

9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years Aid

9 striking photos from some of the worst crises of the past 40 years

From famine in North Korea to the genocide in Rwanda, these photographs offer an insight into global crises – and how the world has dealt with them.

# humanitarian - Thursday 14 March, 2013

President’s St Patrick’s Day message: ‘It’s time to reflect on our shared past’

Michael D Higgins says it is a time to reflect on our shared past, celebrate Ireland’s unique culture and heritage, and show our gratitude to all those who have been of assistance to Irish people at home and abroad.

# humanitarian - Friday 8 March, 2013

Ireland announces €3.8m in funding for UN agencies and NGOs in Congo

Seven million people have died as a result of war in DR Congo since 1998 – making it the one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II, said the Minister for Trade and Development.

# humanitarian - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Column: 'Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst' amid Kenya election fears

Five years ago, over 500,000 people were displaced and more than 1,500 killed in post-election violence in Kenya. Now, NGOs are working to manage humanitarian situation ahead of the country’s next election this Monday, writes Ivy Ndiewo.

# humanitarian - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Concern Worldwide appoints new CEO

Dominic MacSorley has been named as the humanitarian agency’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective from next month.

# humanitarian - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Humanitarian 'hugging saint' Amma visits Dublin this weekend

The guru is visiting Dublin for a free event run today and tomorrow.

# humanitarian - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

On World Humanitarian Day, Concern Director in Kenya Anne O’Mahony writes from Nairobi on tackling the underlying causes of vulnerability to the worst effects of manmade and natural shocks.

# humanitarian - Sunday 29 April, 2012

British doctor killed by captors in Pakistan

The body of 60-year-old Khalil Rasjed Dale, who had been working for the Red Cross, was found four months after he was kidnapped.

# humanitarian - Friday 20 April, 2012

EU backs plans to end Joseph Kony's "campaign of terror"

Catherine Ashton declares the EU’s support for a Joint Operations Centre to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army.

# humanitarian - Friday 23 March, 2012

Tánaiste is 'greatly concerned' that Joseph Kony remains at large

The African Union has said it will step up the hunt for the Ugandan rebel leader and his men.

# humanitarian - Saturday 17 March, 2012

George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest Sudan This post contains videos

George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest

Protesters are calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed into Sudan to prevent a major crisis from developing.

# humanitarian - Friday 2 March, 2012

Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

Meanwhile, the organisation says it has received the bodies of Western journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.

# humanitarian - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Red Cross permitted entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

The ICRC says Syrian authorities have given it the green light to enter Baba Amr tomorrow.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# humanitarian - Monday 26 December, 2011

Irish aid arrives in Philippines after Typhoon Washi

The tents and blankets were sent in the wake of the devastating typhoon which killed over 1,000 earlier this month.

# humanitarian - Friday 23 December, 2011

Government pledges €200,000 to GOAL for South Sudan Aid

Government pledges €200,000 to GOAL for South Sudan

The Irish aid agency is providing humanitarian assistance to thousands of people who fled violence in neighbouring Sudan.

# humanitarian - Monday 15 August, 2011

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Families at makeshift camps say that once photographers leave, they are forced to hand over their food aid.

# humanitarian - Thursday 14 July, 2011

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis East Africa This post contains images

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis

A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.

# humanitarian - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Thousands flee Syrian violence into Turkey with more likely to follow

A brutal government crackdown continues in Syria with Turkey dealing with the growing number of refugees crossing its borders.

# humanitarian - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

Dalai Lama goes live in Ireland

Tickets to see the spiritual leader of Tibet in Dublin, Kildare and Limerick have sold out – but charity organisers will stream Dublin visit live on 13 April.

# humanitarian - Monday 4 April, 2011

Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty

On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.

# humanitarian - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

"Grave abuses" committed in Ivory Coast conflict: report Ivory Coast This post contains images

"Grave abuses" committed in Ivory Coast conflict: report

Ivorian refugees have been pouring into neighbouring Liberia to escape violence.

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