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# Aid

Last week
12th May 2024 - 18th May 2024
Bodies of three hostages found in Gaza as Taoiseach expresses 'deep concern' to Israeli President
Last month
April 2024
US military begin construction of temporary pier off Gaza coast for delivery of aid
UN Human Rights Council demands halt to all arms sales to Israel
It is the first time the United Nations top rights body has taken a position on the conflict.
The Erez crossing in northern Gaza will be temporarily reopened for the first time since the Hamas attack on 7 October.
Netanyahu's office also said Israel would allow its port in Ashdod to process aid shipments bound for Gaza.
Ships to leave Gaza with 240 tons of undelivered aid after seven workers killed, Cyprus says
March
March 2024
Seven people drown in Mediterranean trying to reach aid dropped into Gaza
Netanyahu approves plans for military operation in Rafah and 'evacuation' of civilians
EU calls on Israel to open additional crossings to allow more aid to reach Gaza
It comes as the first boat loaded with 200 tonnes of food aid makes slow progress towards the Gaza Strip.
UN told Israel is using 'starvation' in Gaza as a 'weapon of war'
Josep Borrell told the UN Security Council that the humanitarian crisis is “man-made”.
A Spanish charity vessel has begun its journey to Gaza from Cyprus, towing a barge with 200 tonnes of aid.
US charity World Central Kitchen has said work is "underway" on a jetty to unload the shipment.
Aid groups have been warning of the risk of famine in besieged Gaza for weeks.
Hamas chief says still open to truce talks as Ramadan begins and US vessel sets sail with aid
The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan begins tomorrow.
American officials said it is likely to be weeks before the pier is operational.
Meanwhile, Biden said he believes Netanyahu is “hurting Israel more than helping Israel”.
The health ministry in Gaza today said the number of deaths in Israel's bombardment and ground offensive in Gaza had risen to 31,045.
Joe Biden says US to begin dropping aid into Gaza as fears of famine grow
Last year
2023
First humanitarian aid rolls into Gaza as Israel vows to increase air strikes
Besieged Palestinians await arrival of aid trucks promised in deal struck by Biden
Hospitals in Gaza on the brink of collapse as power set to run out in matter of hours
Government sends €10m to combat hunger and gender based violence in wake of Pakistani floods
Erdogan admits earthquake rescue effort not as quick as hoped as death toll nears 24,000
GOAL says 27 of its employees died in earthquake in Turkey and Syria
Tánaiste announces €2 million in emergency aid for Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
All time
Donations to Irish Red Cross reached €42 million for the crisis in Ukraine
Coveney approves €2 million funding to UN for Palestinian refugees
Taliban pledge no interference with quake aid, but many await relief
UN wants €4.4 billion in aid for Afghans to avoid 'full-blown humanitarian catastrophe'
Charities praise generosity of Irish people as they raise funds to support Afghan communities
UN Council pushes back vote on extending aid to Syria
Ireland joins US and Norway to press for extension of cross-border aid into Syria
€25m aid package announced for British horse racing
Government to provide financial support to those affected by floods
At least seven dead in landslides and floods in Indonesia
Venezuela's government to stage concert to rival Richard Branson's charity one
Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs to 373
'An invisible actor': The Irishman who delivered aid to 30,000 people in war-torn Syria
Iraqi women suspected of IS links being sexually exploited and refused aid
Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, report claims
First shipment of food aid in weeks docks at rebel controlled port in Yemen as country faces famine
Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners
'We need to avert our gaze from the White House circus and focus on what matters'
Dominic MacSorley
'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'
Goal won't lose out on US funding after investigation into alleged fraud
Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal
Ireland pledges €2 million in aid to victims of Yemen's devastating, never-ending, civil war
Ireland to provide humanitarian aid after storm kills 300 in Haiti