Overseas Aid

Five things you need to know about the Addis Summit

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08 july 2015

  1.    In Addis Ababa, the world is being asked to decide on how it will finance our common future. The conference in Addis Ababa is the third international conference where world leaders look specifically at how to finance the global agreements... Read more

Why Committing to Overseas Aid is a Commitment to a Shared Future

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07 july 2015

By Hans Zomer In his article in the Sunday Times on the 5th July Conor Brady called on the nation to ‘remember who we are and commit to overseas aid’.   Read more

European Parliament calls on EU countries to deliver aid promises within 5 years

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25 may 2015

The European Parliament has called on member states to honour their promise of dedicating 0.7% of gross national product to development aid by 2020. Read more

7 reasons why ‘overseas aid’ is important for Ireland’s future

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05 may 2015

There is plenty of evidence that international aid is making huge differences for millions of people around the world. UN and OECD reports show that aid from Ireland is helping to scale-up local efforts to save lives, educate children, develop liveli... Read more

Nepal Earthquake: Lessons learnt from responding to earthquakes

On Saturday 25 April 2015, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal, killing over 3,000 people, destroying homes and buildings across the country and setting off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Read more

Thirty Years Ago, a News Video Shocked the World - Here's What We Learned About Famine Since Then

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20 october 2014

By Hans Zomer (Article previously published on the Huffington Post blog) On 23 October, it will be exactly 30 years since a BBC report alerted the world to a famine in Ethiopia. Read more