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July 25th, 2017

Life for young refugees in Greek registration camps

Winter 2016 recipient Jennifer Hough travelled to Greece to report on how young refugees are being received on the frontlines of host nations. Almost 90,000 Read more

July 19th, 2017

Farming issues in Uganda and Kenya

Winter 2016 recipient Thomas Hubert was funded to travel to Uganda and Kenya to examine how infrastructure and digital technologies can help local farmers to Read more

July 14th, 2017

The difference mobile money makes – Part 2


Simon Kimani Kijochi (centre) sells his avocados to Fair Trade Enterprises, the company managed by James Weru (left). All payments are made by mobile Read more

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About Irish Aid

Irish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries and an integral part of Ireland’s wider foreign policy.

The main aim of the Irish Aid programme is to reduce poverty and hunger, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the needs are greatest.

The media play a crucial role in promoting public understanding of global issues.  The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was established by Irish Aid in 2005 in memory of the late Irish journalist and cameraman, Simon Cumbers.  Irish Aid has invested in the Fund to help create a space to broaden and deepen coverage of global development issues in Ireland. The Fund is intended to facilitate coverage which presents a balanced and realistic picture of the challenges – and also the opportunities – that developing countries face, and of progress achieved.

Full details of Irish Aid’s work – including its partner countries and priority issues – are available at www.irishaid.ie.

Please Note: The views and opinions expressed in articles funded under the Simon Cumbers Media Fund are those of the journalist and / or their interviewees. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Irish Aid, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or the Irish Government.