Quick catch up: What you may have missed in global development.

06/01/2014 at 8:05 am Leave a comment

The staff at Dóchas hope you had a good rest over the Christmas period, and we wish you a very good 2014. The coming year will be an interesting one, and in this blog post we have set out what some of the key policy moments of the year will be.

But the world did not stand still over Christmas. Most dramatically, the crises in South Sudan and the Central African Republic making headlines. Irish Aid sent emergency aid to South Sudan and also to the CAR. There were also public calls for more aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines and to Syria (including by Pope Francis). Several commentators pointed out that aid alone is not the solution to the situation in South Sudan.

Finally, as you are dishing your Christmas tree, spare a thought for the workers in Georgia that most likely collected the seeds for the tree you will by for Christmas 2014.

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