The Government is providing €2.75m for vulnerable populations in the world, including the migrants who are trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.
I’ve lived in a tent in South Sudan for a year and spent hours at checkpoints in Iraq, but nothing prepared me for what ebola is doing in western Africa, writes Save the Children worker Sarah Murphy
OBESE people now outnumber the hungry globally, but hardship for the undernourished is increasing amid a growing food crisis, the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) warned yesterday.
ATTACKERS in Burundi chopped off the limbs of a 5-year-old albino boy and pulled out his mother’s eye, killing them over the belief that their body parts would bring wealth and success, human rights activists said.
MORE than 80 tonnes of government aid including blankets, water tanks and tents have arrived in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
The Irish Red Cross announced today that it is deploying two experts to Port-au-Prince in response to the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti a week ago.
More than €450,000 has been raised by the Irish Red Cross in its Haiti Appeal it was announced today.
Lack of clean water will be the biggest killer in cyclone-hit Burma in the coming days, the international Red Cross warned today.
The United States was launching its first relief airlift to cyclone-hit Burma today after prolonged negotiations with the country’s military rulers.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says a cargo ship carrying relief supplies for more than 1,000 cyclone victims in Burma has sunk.
Two planes carrying more than €100,000 of aid have been ordered to help relief efforts in flood-hit areas of Sudan and Pakistan, it was revealed today.
The international Red Cross said today it was winding down its appeal for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami because it has raised enough money.
AID agencies Trócaire and Concern will between them donate €2 million towards victims of the tsunami disaster, matching the Government's contribution.
THE sea and wreckage of coastal towns around the Indian Ocean yielded up tens of thousands of bodies yesterday pushing the toll from Sunday's tsunami above 60,000.
As the death toll in South East Asia continued to rise yesterday, the international community began to absorb the extent of what may be the worst natural disaster in recent history and began reacting accordingly.
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