In response to the volcanic eruptions near Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy, T.D., has announced €117,000 in Irish Aid funding for Concern Worldwide to provide clean water, basic sanitation to reduce the risk of a cholera outbreak in the city, and basic household kits to families that have lost everything.
This funding comes on top of Ireland’s indirect support through the UN and the Start Fund which have collectively allocated over $7 million to the response.
Minister Brophy said:
“When disasters strike, Ireland stands ready to help save lives and protect human dignity. I am pleased to be able to announce this funding to Concern Worldwide, as an expression of the solidarity of Ireland with the people affected by the volcanic eruptions.”