Free legal aid for victims of violence in Ethiopia, more fuel-efficient cooking in Malawi and contributing towards reducing maternal mortality in Mozambique were just some of the achievements credited to Irish development aid in its key partner countries last year, according to Irish Aid’s Annual Report 2015. More than 28,000 poor and marginalised victims of […]
by Louise Kelly A heavily pregnant woman is at home in rural Guatemala when she begins to go into labour. The community midwife is in attendance, as is the traditional norm, but something is wrong – the baby is in distress and the woman needs additional medical care. An NGO volunteer who has been liaising […]
by Fergal Browne Cuba is a country that intrigues many. Few nations with such a small population, 11 million, have so many historical events, people and symbols recognisable far and wide. The trade embargo, the Cuban missile crisis, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara (admittedly Argentinian but made famous in the Caribbean nation), the classic cars; everybody knows […]
Irish Times journalist Rosita Boland travelled with India with the support of the Fund to report on sexual violence and India’s missing children. Read her article “The missing children of India” published in The Irish Times (both print and online) in early November 2015. Rosita also produced an in-depth piece on rape in India.
Freelance journalist Paul Dillon travelled to South America with the support of the Fund to explore the impact of climate chang on tides in El Salvador. His article and photoessay was published by thejournal.ie in July 2015.
RTÉ journalist Robert Shortt received funding through the winter 2014 round of the Fund. His project examined the the work of the UNRWA schools in Gaza and their efforts to rebuild and recover after the hostilities of summer 2014. Watch his report on RTÉ’s Primetimeo was broadcast in May 2015. He also had a blog […]