Trócaire said that while Ireland had increased its climate finance contributions it was short of its ‘fair share’, which should be in the order of €475m a year. File photograph: Getty

Ireland is “falling seriously short in its contribution to avert the gravest crisis facing humanity and must step up its commitments to pay its fair s(...)

The Government intends to achieve its commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on overseas development by 2030. File photograph: Getty

The Government has increased annual spending on overseas development aid (ODA) to more than €1 billion for the first time. The additional €140 milli(...)

Residents flee Goma, DRC  days in the aftrmath of  Mount Nyiragongo’s eruption.   A new eruption could occur at any moment, according to the region’s  military governor.    Photograph: Moses Sawasawa/AP

About 400,000 people have fled the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, following the eruption of a nearby volcano and amid fea(...)

 As a rich nation, we have an obligation to help those more at risk to climate change. Photograph: iStock

Can we have a break from “record-breaking”? For a long time, those words were (for me, anyway) associated with all sorts of curiosities, mainly due to(...)

“School is a lifeline for many children,” says Mary Gamble, director of fundraising at Barnardos Ireland. Photograph: iStock

When you are drawing up your Christmas gift list this year, make sure to include a charity. “This time of year is always one of the most important po(...)

“In 2018 alone, 5.3 million children died before their fifth birthdays. Behind each statistic there is a mother struggling to feed her child and not succeeding.” Photograph: Getty Images

Persisting hunger across the planet is an “immense mountain” that must overcome if the UN sustainable development goal of “zero hunger” is to be reali(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg (centre) fronts a Fridays For Future protest at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. Photograph: Getty

More than 3,500 global protests led by young people including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg took place in 150 countries across the world on Friday t(...)

The West Point neighbourhood in the Liberian capital Monrovia, which residents have had to leave because of rising sea levels. Photograph: Zoom Dosso/AFP via Getty Images

Donations by wealthy countries under international commitments to mobilise $100 billion a year to support states most vulnerable to climate disruption(...)

Ayda, a Syrian refugee, with three of her grandchildren. Her husband and two sons have died in the conflict, with another son missing. Photograph: Dalia Khamis

“I’ve been working with Concern for the majority of my life,” says Brid Kennedy, regional director of Middle East at Concern Worldwide. “I started out(...)

A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

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