Posts tagged ‘Emergencies’

Aid Works – Some Examples

Some key illustrations of the successes being achieved, through development aid.

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Continue Reading 08/09/2012 at 9:28 am 4 comments

Aid Myths Busted

A very good, and short, critique of commonly heard criticism of international development cooperation (or “overseas aid”)

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Continue Reading 24/05/2012 at 11:27 am 6 comments

Why Ireland invests in overseas aid

Anyone wondering why Ireland continues to spend money on overseas aid, take your pick from these quotes from the last week: Speeches by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

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Continue Reading 18/05/2012 at 1:02 pm 2 comments

Oireachtas members continue to support Overseas Aid

Dóchas key word analysis of Dáil and Seanad debates since 1974 shows growing parliamentary interest in development cooperation.

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Continue Reading 02/02/2012 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

Haiti 2 years on – A summary

An outline of some recent articles and reports on the situation in Haiti, 2 years after the devastating earthquake.

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Continue Reading 10/01/2012 at 11:39 am 1 comment

What we blogged about in 2011

An overview of some of the key issues we focused on during 2011.

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Singing the praise of the humble potato

Today is National Potato Day in Ireland – a country that knows the link between hunger, poverty and the potato all too well.

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Continue Reading 25/08/2011 at 2:01 pm 3 comments

Famine in Somalia – Lessons learned from other droughts

Over many years of responding to droughts, Irish NGOs have learned a number of important lessons about the complex relationships between drought, food scarcity and famine.

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Continue Reading 20/08/2011 at 4:58 pm 2 comments

World Humanitarian Day – Suggested Resources

Today is World Humanitarian Day. A day to celebrate the dedication of all those people working to help victims of disaster, hunger, disease and conflict. And here are some resources for further reading.

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Continue Reading 19/08/2011 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

14 Reasons NOT to donate to Somalia

A comment, and summary, of a recent article in Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad, which listed 14 reasons why people should not help the victims of the famine in Somalia – and then gave one reason why they should.

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Continue Reading 09/08/2011 at 10:07 pm 5 comments

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