Despite being in the midst of a crippling international crisis that has brought the country to a veritable stand still due to the Covid-19 virus the Irish government have contributed €10million of taxpayer money to the UN’s humanitarian response fund.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has said the fund will help particularly vulnerable countries in their response to the Chinese virus.
Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in regard to the contribution:
“We are doing everything possible to ease the impact of the crisis here in Ireland and are making a difference.
But as we stay at home to protect our most vulnerable, there are millions of vulnerable people around the world who lack access to such basics as clean water and soap and who need our help if they are to stay safe and well.
Helping them is not only the right thing, an expression of our values of solidarity, generosity and compassion, it is also the sensible thing for Ireland to do.”
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