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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Aid

This year
# Pakistan
Government sends €10m to combat hunger and gender based violence in wake of Pakistani floods
The aid is destined to help hundreds of villages still cut off following the disaster said to have been caused by climate affected monsoons.
# Rescue Effort
Erdogan admits earthquake rescue effort not as quick as hoped as death toll nears 24,000
Officials and medics said 20,213 people had died in Turkey and 3,553 in Syria.
Chances of finding more survivors have dimmed since the passing of the three-day mark
Experts fear the death toll will continue to rise sharply
Turkish media have reported rescues of young children
First UN aid reaches rebel-held areas of Syria as earthquake death toll rises above 21,000
Search and rescue dogs from Co Down prepare for deployment in Turkey to help in disaster zone
# Aid
GOAL says 27 of its employees died in earthquake in Turkey and Syria
A number of other staff members are still unaccounted for.
# Relief Efforts
Tánaiste announces €2 million in emergency aid for Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
Countries around the world have rushed to dispatch aid, personnel and equipment to help rescue efforts in the regions.
Last year
# Aid
Donations to Irish Red Cross reached €42 million for the crisis in Ukraine
A further €1.6 million was donated towards victims of the Creeslough tragedy.
# Humanitarian
Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees
It brings Ireland’s total contribution to the UN Relief and Works Agency in 2022 to €8 million.
# Afghanistan earthquake
Taliban pledge no interference with quake aid, but many await relief
Even before Wednesday’s quake, the country was in the grip of a humanitarian crisis.
# United Nations
UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'
Around 8 million children could miss out on their education because teachers largely have not been paid since August.
All time
# Fundraising
Charities praise generosity of Irish people as they raise funds to support Afghan communities
A number of organisations have launched relief appeals as well as campaigns urging the government to resettle refugees.
# Entry Point
UN Council pushes back vote on extending aid to Syria
Ireland is in favour of keeping open a border-crossing that allows aid into Syria’s north west.
# Aid
Ireland joins US and Norway to press for extension of cross-border aid into Syria
A border crossing that aid passes through is due to close this week.
# Financial Support
€25m aid package announced for British horse racing
The funds will be made available for jockeys, training yards, stable staff and horse welfare.
# Aid
Government to provide financial support to those affected by floods
The scheme will be provided by the Irish Red Cross on behalf of the government.
# Sumatra
At least seven dead in landslides and floods in Indonesia
More than 2,000 people have been forced to leave their flooded homes.
# Aid
Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one
The concert will be held on the Simon Bolivar bridge which links San Antonio, Venezuela with Cucuta, in Colombia, where aid sent by the US is being held up and stored.
# Disaster
Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs to 373
The powerful tsunami struck without any warning on Saturday night,
# East Ghouta
'An invisible actor': The Irishman who delivered aid to 30,000 people in war-torn Syria
Mark Mullan is a finalist for the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.
# Amnesty International
Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid
An Amnesty International report has expressed concern about how women and children are sexually exploited.
# Earthquake
Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, report claims
A spokesperson has confirmed that no staff employed by Oxfam Ireland were involved in the case.
# Food Aid
First shipment of food aid in weeks docks at rebel controlled port in Yemen as country faces famine
The country is facing a serious famine due to an ongoing civil war.
# Women
Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners
Women’s Aid is calling for tougher punishments for abusers.
'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.
# saving mosul
'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'
John Reilly talks to after his trip to Mosul directly after the siege.
# USAid
Goal won't lose out on US funding after investigation into alleged fraud
In a new deal, USAID has laid out conditions under which Goal must operate.
# Elections
Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal
Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist.
# conflict fallout
Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to victims of Yemen's devastating, never-ending, civil war
Three million people have been displaced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in the gulf state.
# hurricane matthew
Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti
The US is now bracing itself for Hurricane Matthew, with states of emergencies declared in a number of places.
# Humanitarian Aid
Ireland is giving €7.5 million to help Syrian people
“Ireland remains committed to the delivery of humanitarian assistance.”
# ceasefire collapse
UN suspends all humanitarian aid convoys in Syria after deadly airstrike
The week-long ceasefire in the war-ravaged country has collapsed.
# violent extremism
Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security
The U2 frontman said he understands the financial stress countries are under as they debate how much aid to give.
# migrant crisis
'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees
A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.
# Civil War
Aid will finally reach 500,000 besieged Syrians today but peace is a long way off
Almost half a million people in Syria are in areas under siege.
# Hero
'I don’t think I’ve felt that tired in my life' - Irishman raises thousands after unique Dublin Marathon challenge
Kieran McCarthy chats to The42 about his impressive achievement on Monday.
# State Aid
France is in trouble for not taking back millions it gave to Ryanair
The EU wants €10 million in state aid recovered.
# Earthquake
All Irish citizens in Nepal are safe, as 1,000 Europeans remain missing
The death toll has topped 6,000.
# Syria
Italy denies paying €10m ransom to free young hostages
The women were kidnapped last July.
# Destruction
Lives reduced to rubble: Remembering the Haiti earthquake five years on
More than 220,000 people lost their lives in the disaster.
# Helping out
Ireland to give €3 million to 'forgotten emergencies'
“These crises are not well-known situations, but the needs are very real”.
# donated
Ireland giving over €3 million to South Sudan, Syria and Ethiopia
The money is going to South Sudan and Syria.
# Charity
Why is Ireland so good at foreign aid? The Famine
Seriously. According to the OECD, anyway.