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Emma Mhic Mhathúna among Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards finalists
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Emma Mhic Mhathúna among Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards finalists

Nov 24th 2018, 7:35 AM 8,049 Views 0 Comments

Pat Hume, the wife of civil rights leader John Hume, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Awards at tonight’s ceremony.

Irish witness to war crimes: 'My wife said, I have waited for you to break down after 20 years'
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Irish witness to war crimes: 'My wife said, I have waited for you to break down after 20 years'

Jul 21st 2018, 9:00 PM 34,491 Views 13 Comments

Colm Doyle has written a book about his time mediating between Serb and Croat leaders during the Bosnian War.

'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises
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'It's a job like no other': Irish experts who help respond to humanitarian crises

May 15th 2018, 6:30 PM 11,864 Views 0 Comments

Irish people have responded to emergencies in Iraq, Libya and Africa, to name a few.

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

Dec 28th 2017, 2:12 PM 10,730 Views 107 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2017, 7:30 PM 6,699 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Jul 13th 2017, 4:31 PM 12,161 Views 129 Comments

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

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

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:22 PM 7,868 Views 36 Comments

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.

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

Apr 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 3,104 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Aug 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 75 Views 10 Comments

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.

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

Aug 17th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,258 Views 2 Comments

World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August.

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

Aug 14th 2014, 10:48 AM 7,738 Views 101 Comments

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

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine
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West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine

Aug 10th 2014, 3:17 PM 8,245 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Jul 28th 2014, 7:24 AM 5,429 Views 134 Comments

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

Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting
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Flight MH17 and Gaza to dominate EU Foreign Affairs meeting

Jul 22nd 2014, 6:25 AM 2,953 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Jul 14th 2014, 5:43 PM 6,161 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Apr 9th 2014, 7:30 PM 25 Views 18 Comments

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.

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

Feb 7th 2014, 7:29 AM 9,558 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Nov 29th 2013, 7:30 PM 124 Views 18 Comments

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

Nov 29th 2013, 7:16 AM 5,231 Views 6 Comments

“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.”

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

Oct 1st 2013, 1:00 PM 20 Views 13 Comments

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.

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 9:53 AM 70 Views 90 Comments

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.

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

Mar 29th 2013, 7:11 PM 19,563 Views 25 Comments

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.

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

Mar 14th 2013, 7:10 AM 3,462 Views 22 Comments

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.

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

Mar 8th 2013, 7:45 PM 4,570 Views 78 Comments

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.

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

Feb 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 12 Views 4 Comments

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.

Concern Worldwide appoints new CEO
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Concern Worldwide appoints new CEO

Feb 23rd 2013, 2:27 PM 6,890 Views 25 Comments

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

Humanitarian 'hugging saint' Amma visits Dublin this weekend
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Humanitarian 'hugging saint' Amma visits Dublin this weekend

Nov 17th 2012, 3:21 PM 6,999 Views 19 Comments

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

Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters
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Column: How to stop crises becoming disasters

Aug 19th 2012, 1:00 PM 42 Views 1 Comment

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.

British doctor killed by captors in Pakistan
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British doctor killed by captors in Pakistan

Apr 29th 2012, 1:02 PM 2,245 Views 6 Comments

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.

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

Apr 20th 2012, 9:44 PM 4,607 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Mar 23rd 2012, 7:14 PM 6,150 Views 41 Comments

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

George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest
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George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest

Mar 17th 2012, 11:13 AM 1,388 Views 1 Comment

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

Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood
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Red Cross denied entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

Mar 2nd 2012, 7:37 PM 1,043 Views 6 Comments

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

Red Cross permitted entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood
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Red Cross permitted entry to besieged Homs neighbourhood

Mar 1st 2012, 6:29 PM 1,098 Views 1 Comment

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

Irish aid arrives in Philippines after Typhoon Washi
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Irish aid arrives in Philippines after Typhoon Washi

Dec 26th 2011, 4:01 PM 1,327 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Dec 23rd 2011, 2:25 PM 935 Views 2 Comments

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

WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia
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WFP investigating serious food aid theft in Somalia

Aug 15th 2011, 5:10 PM 404 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 14th 2011, 4:20 PM 656 Views 0 Comments

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.

Thousands flee Syrian violence into Turkey with more likely to follow
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Thousands flee Syrian violence into Turkey with more likely to follow

Jun 11th 2011, 6:42 PM 270 Views 8 Comments

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

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