As Irish aid agencies mobilise their experienced emergency response teams to assist victims of the typhoon in the Philippines, members of the public who wish to help are encouraged to consult a website about the realities of effective aid.
The webs... Read more
In response to today’s announcement of the Government’s measures for Budget 2014, Dóchas - the network of Ireland’s Development NGOs – expressed disappointment at the Government’s decision to cut the overseas aid budget for the sixth year in a row.
As world leaders are set to meet in New York for a special event on progress in the fight against extreme poverty, the UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has published a report showing that progress has been very impressive, particularly in the area... Read more
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) takes place on August 19th each year and is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.
The day was designated by the UN General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 200... Read more
51 Irish Development NGOs today called on the Government to stop the cuts to the overseas aid budget and to clarify how it will resource its new Policy for International Development published in May. The call was made as the members of Dóchas, the um... Read more
A new opinion poll, commissioned by Dóchas and undertaken by Ipsos MRBI, found that a very large majority of people – 77 percent – think that “even in an economic down-turn, we have an obligation to invest in overseas aid”.