Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s international development programme which aims to reduce global poverty, hunger and humanitarian need. Support is provided to more than 130
Our main focus is on sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, where we provide long term development assistance in a number of countries, including Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.
We work with governments, the United Nations and nongovernmental
organisations (NGOs) such as Trócaire in these countries to improve people’s lives and combat hunger and poverty. We also work with a small number of countries affected by conflict such as Liberia, Palestine, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Irish Aid also responds to humanitarian crises all over the world such as the devastating earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye in 2023, and provides assistance to people suffering the impacts of war in Ukraine. A record 326 million people in 63 countries depended on life-saving humanitarian assistance for their survival in 2022.