Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ireland |

Minister Flanagan and MoS McHugh announce airlift of humanitarian supplies into Uganda to help South Sudanese refugees

The total cost to Ireland for these airlifts is €500,000, and they are being dispatched from UN Humanitarian Depots in Dubai and Accra, where Ireland pre-positions relief supplies for use in humanitarian crises under our Rapid Response Initiative

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., announced that Ireland is dispatching over 100 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to Uganda to help refugees from South Sudan, who have been forced to flee their homes by…

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Minister Joe McHugh welcomes free Africa Day 2017 events

National flagship Event celebrating Ireland-Africa links set to attract 30,000 visitors in Farmleigh, Dublin on Sunday, 21st May Events will also take place in Cork, Kilkenny, Kildare, Limerick and Galway The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., has welcomed Africa Day 2017 celebrations which…

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Ireland steps up its humanitarian response to looming famine in Somalia

Airlift of 100 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies dispatched to Somalia

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan T.D., and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., announced that Ireland has today (Wednesday) dispatched over 100 tonnes of humanitarian relief supplies to Somalia.  Announcing the airlift, Minister Flanagan said: “I am deeply concerned that over…

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Minister Joe McHugh announces €600,000 in humanitarian funding for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today visited Uganda's border region with South Sudan and announced €600,000 in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. The Minister was visiting Adjumani refugee settlement in Northern Uganda, together with Ugandan State Minister for Relief,…

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Minister Joe McHugh Welcomes Free Africa Day 2016 Event at Farmleigh

Thousands Expected to Attend Celebration of Ireland-Africa Links

The Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, Joe McHugh T.D., has welcomed Africa Day 2016 celebrations taking place tomorrow (29.05.16) at Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. More than 20,000 people are expected at this free family-friendly event. Supported by Irish Aid, it will see…