Minister O'Donnell approves a further grant of £100,000 for the people of North Korea
Minister O'Donnell approves a further grant of £100,000
for the people of North Korea
Ms. Liz O'Donnell, T.D., Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance and Human Rights, has approved a grant of £100,000 for emergency food aid for the people of North Korea.
"I believe the international community must respond positively and vigorously. This funding will be channelled through Trócaire who have been closely involved in providing humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable groups. I have also decided to send a technical mission from the Department of Foreign Affairs to monitor the impact of this assistance and to assess future needs", the Minister said.
1 October 1997
Note for editors
This contribution brings the total amount allocated by the Irish Government since the crisis developed in 1996 to £715,000. All of this assistance has gone towards supplying food aid, mainly through the United Nations World Food Programme and through Trócaire and its sister agency, Caritas Hong Kong.Top