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A Guide to Assisting The Poor in Times of Disaster

How to recognise an effective NGO


Dóchas gratefully acknowledges the support of Irish aid

 
World Humanitarian Day

The Dóchas Humanitarian Aid Working Group brings together Irish organisations that are working in humanitarian crises across the world. This World Humanitarian Day (19 August), we have taken the opportunity to showcase the work our agencies undertake, and the context of the countries we work in across the world.

[Archive] World Humanitarian Day Photo Gallery


On this website, you will find information on how global emergency aid is coordinated, and how Irish NGOs work together and with others to ensure the aid reaches those who need it most.

Click on the links below or in the top or left hand menus to find out more.


Disasters such as earthquakes, floods, famine and war often occur when people least expect them. When such disasters strike, immediate action is needed to save lives.

This website sets out how Irish aid agencies and the Irish government respond to emergencies, and it presents some of the basic principles of Irish aid. The Irish aid agencies ('NGOs') would not be able to do their work without the strong support from you, the public.

Ireland has a proud tradition of helping the victims of disaster, right across the world. Without your generosity many thousands of lives would have been needlessly lost. This website provides suggestions on how you can help aid agencies to continue to give the right kind of aid. It has been developed in order to inform everyone - from staff working in aid agencies to members of the public - about how best to lend support in a time of emergency.

Thank you for taking the time to read this guide and please continue to give your valuable support to agencies in their important work.

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