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From TheJournal.ie Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters Read Me

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.

From TheJournal.ie What has happened to Ireland's workhouses? Workhouse

What has happened to Ireland's workhouses?

Decades after their mass closure by the new Irish Free State, communities are pulling together to save their local workhouse.

From TheJournal.ie North Korea requests UN aid over food shortage North Korea

North Korea requests UN aid over food shortage

Crop harvests have been seriously affected by a serious drought and recent flooding.

From TheJournal.ie Public donations to Concern fall after 2010 emergencies Concern

Public donations to Concern fall after 2010 emergencies

NGO’s annual report for 2011 also shows that two members of staff received remunerations of over €95,000 for the year.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia Aid

Ireland to provide €3 million in vital aid to Somalia

Eamon Gilmore announced the funding during a trip to the capital Mogadishu today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Population growth an obstacle to development... Opinion

Column: Population growth an obstacle to development...

…But let’s not fall back on reprehensible arguments that disease and food crises are “natural” methods of curbing it, writes Concern Worldwide’s Overseas Director.

From TheJournal.ie Spain formally requests €100 billion rescue loan Spain

Spain formally requests €100 billion rescue loan

Spain’s government views loan offer “very favourably”, according to letter sent to Jean-Claude Juncker.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor Opinion

Column: Dragging heels on climate change hurts the poor

The changing patterns of climate and other factors have caused chaos in the developing world, writes Concern’s CEO Tom Arnold. This week’s Earth Summit is a chance to prioritise solutions.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish borrowing costs hit record level Spain

Spanish borrowing costs hit record level

Moody’s downgraded Spanish debt to within one notch of ‘junk’ status yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers Irish Aid

Government commits €50k to rehabilitate former child soldiers

The Minister of State Joe Costello announced the funding on a visit to Sierra Leone yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people still believe overseas aid is important Aid

Irish people still believe overseas aid is important

A new poll has shown that the majority of people believe Ireland should be proud of its reputation as an international donor.

From TheJournal.ie British doctor killed by captors in Pakistan Murder

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know before 9am, including: Ireland pledges aid to Syria, 110 technology jobs announced, and Iceland’s former PM on trial over financial crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis Syria

Ireland to pledge €500,000 in response to Syria crisis

Half a million euro will be made available to humanitarian agencies working in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Govt to commit outstanding €1.5m of Haiti aid 'in coming months' Haiti

Govt to commit outstanding €1.5m of Haiti aid 'in coming months'

Minister of State Joe Costello says Ireland has paid €11.5 million of the €13 million pledged at the 2010 donor conference.

From TheJournal.ie Political and media interests direct international response to disaster: Oxfam Crises

Political and media interests direct international response to disaster: Oxfam

The humanitarian organisation says government responses to crises remains ‘too little, too late’.

From TheJournal.ie Packages of warm socks sent to North Koreans... by balloon Giving It Socks This post contains images

Packages of warm socks sent to North Koreans... by balloon

It’s hoped the socks will float over the border after being launched from South Korea earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti Haiti

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Haiti is slowly recovering - but criticising aid agencies doesn't help Opinion

Column: Haiti is slowly recovering - but criticising aid agencies doesn't help

Aid agencies are criticised for the slow place of recovery in Haiti – but that criticism puzzles Tom Arnold of Concern.

From TheJournal.ie Adoptions, kidnaps and floods: A busy year for Dept of Foreign Affairs Foreign Aid

Adoptions, kidnaps and floods: A busy year for Dept of Foreign Affairs

The Department provided millions of euro in aid to countries in crisis, as well as helping Irish citizens with emergencies, adoptions and weddings.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to send emergency aid to flood-struck Philippines Airlift

Ireland to send emergency aid to flood-struck Philippines

The Christmas Day airlift will contain tents and blankets for thousands of families displaced by the disaster.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies Somalia

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

From TheJournal.ie Shannon Airport could become international 'humanitarian hub' Shannon

Shannon Airport could become international 'humanitarian hub'

The Government has commissioned a feasibility study on developing the airport as a centre for international aid.

From TheJournal.ie EU approves €35.7m of aid for redundant workers in Ireland Aid

EU approves €35.7m of aid for redundant workers in Ireland

The money will help find new jobs for people who lost their jobs in construction, architecture, engineering and technical firms.

From TheJournal.ie Aid workers freed in Yemen Yemen

Aid workers freed in Yemen

The three French workers had been held hostage by al-Qaeda militants for six months. Meanwhile, demonstrations continue (pictured) against the country’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh.

From TheJournal.ie Turkish quake: Japanese aid worker among the dead Earthquake

Turkish quake: Japanese aid worker among the dead

A Japanese aid worker has become the latest of at least a dozen people to fall victim to Turkey’s treacherous fault lines, following a magnitude-5.7 quake in Van on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie 6,000 construction workers to benefit from €35m EU aid Construction

6,000 construction workers to benefit from €35m EU aid

The European Parliament’s budget committee approves €35.7m in aid for almost 6,000 people laid off in the construction sector.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop Development

Ireland ranked ninth for commitment to help poorer countries develop

The Commitment to Development Index ranks 22 of the world’s wealthier nations for areas including aid, technology, trade, investment and migration.

From TheJournal.ie Gaza activists make contact from Israeli prison calling incident "violent and dangerous" Gaza

Gaza activists make contact from Israeli prison calling incident "violent and dangerous"

There are claims that a passenger who was travelling on the Canadian boat was “tased and beaten”.

From TheJournal.ie Cameron threatens to cut aid to 'anti-gay' countries Aid

Cameron threatens to cut aid to 'anti-gay' countries

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he want to see countries which receive aid “adhering to proper human rights”.

From TheJournal.ie Government delays could mean unemployed miss out on €35million EU aid Construction Workers

Government delays could mean unemployed miss out on €35million EU aid

The “clock is ticking” for Ireland to win support from a European fund, an EU official has said.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland sends €300,000 in aid to Turkish quake victims Aid

Ireland sends €300,000 in aid to Turkish quake victims

Sunday’s 7.2-mag earthquake killed hundreds and left thousands homeless or reluctant to return to their damaged properties.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims Horn Of Africa

Ireland increases aid for Horn of Africa famine victims

The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced a further €1 million in support for famine victims, while Bono has joined a group of celebrities calling for more action.

From TheJournal.ie Inside Somalia: How violence is trapping the starving Somalia

Inside Somalia: How violence is trapping the starving

As the Somali government bans foreign aid workers from militant-controlled areas for their safety, the situation deteriorates for the famine-stricken explains Oxfam’s PRO in Somalia.

From TheJournal.ie WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia Somalia

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.

From TheJournal.ie Second airlift of Irish aid reaches the Horn of Africa Horn Of Africa

Second airlift of Irish aid reaches the Horn of Africa

Irish Aid has delivered aid worth €8.2 million to the region. Meanwhile aid agency GOAL has criticised the UN for “reluctance” to provide peacekeepers, and has said the “international community “has no stomach to tackle terrorists”.

From TheJournal.ie Somali refugees moved as camps overflow Somalia

Somali refugees moved as camps overflow

The UN has begun to move people to into extended camps as the numbers of refugees swell – while aid agencies appeal for continued support to help battle the crisis.