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Ireland should accept extra 1,500 refugees a year, say NGOs

The Government should launch a new Mediterranean search-and-rescue mission and commit to accepting an additional 1,500 refugees per annum over the next three years, Irish NGOs have said. The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition, which represents 23 organisations, has called…
Hungary tightens rules on NGOs

Hungary’s parliament has passed a new law imposing stricter rules on nongovernmental organisations that receive foreign funding, defying warnings from the European Union and civil rights groups. All organisations getting more than 84,000 euros a year from abroad must register…
Civil society crucial in advancing human rights

Top United Nations officials have highlighted the important role played by civil society in advancing human rights around the world, as a major United Nations conference bringing together some 2,000 representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 90 countries got under…
Irish NGO plants 300,000 trees in Ethiopia

  An Irish NGO is playing its part in an ambitious plan to plant four billion trees in Ethiopia in one year. Self Help Africa, an agricultural development organization, will complete the planting of 300,000 tree seedlings in Ethiopia this…
Over 14,800 foreign-funded NGOs deregistered in last 5 yrs

The government in the last five years has deregistered over 14,800 NGOs which were registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and had been receiving funds from abroad, the Lok Sabha was told Tuesday.  Replying to a written question,…
Turkish NGO takes food, medicine to Niger

Volunteer Turkish doctors departed for Niger on Thursday to provide health support and deliver aid ahead of the upcoming Eid al-Adha — the festival of sacrifice. The volunteers were from Worldwide Doctors (Yeryuzu Doktorlari), a Turkish non-governmental organization that provides…
The favorite Eid gift for Somalia’s children: toy guns

The favorite Eid gift for Somalia’s children: toy guns Tuesday August 21, 2018 Millions of Muslims across the world are today (Aug. 21) marking Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday that commemorates the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.…