Tag: Overseas Aid Committee

Overseas funding body to change name to International Development Committee

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE Government body responsible for the provision of overseas development funding and emergency aid is set to undergo a significant transition during 2013. The Overseas Aid Committee of the Council of Ministers is changing its name to reflect a shift in emphasis in how the Isle of Man supports the world’s less developed nations. Part […]

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Overseas Aid Committee pledges support to One World Charity Challenge

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The One World Centre is pleased to announce the Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee has pledged £10,000 to this year’s One World Charity Challenge. The funding will be added to a grant of £11,500 from the H&S Davidson Trust giving a total of £21,500 to be distributed between the 28 charities being represented by […]

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Isle of Man thanked for supporting relief efforts in Syria

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

EMERGENCY funding provided by the Isle of Man is playing a small but important part in helping to alleviate the humanitarian crisis triggered by unrest in Syria. The Overseas Aid Committee of the Council of Ministers recently donated £10,000 to the British Red Cross to assist the charity’s disaster management operations in the country. Violence […]

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Competition heats up with record number of entries for One World Charity Challenge

Competition heats up with record number of entries for One World Charity Challenge

| December 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 2013 One World Charity Challenge is set to be the most hotly contested yet with a record number of entries received from schools around the Island. The Challenge invites Year 12 students to speak out for people living in the developing world by creating a presentation examining the work of a particular charity. Over […]

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Isle of Man Government releases emergency funding for Sudan and Sierra Leone

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Government’s Overseas Aid Committee has agreed to provide £50,000 in response to emergencies in Sudan and Sierra Leone. The Blue Nile State, on the border of Sudan and the recently independent South Sudan, is witnessing fighting between the Sudanese Government and rebel groups. As a consequence 70,000 people have been displaced […]

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Isle of Man Government supports emergency relief for Yemen

| July 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Isle of Man Government’s Overseas Aid Committee is supporting Oxfam in its response to the current food crisis in Yemen, where up to 10 million Yemenis face hunger. Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East and food insecurity there is a major problem. This is aggravated by political instability, and although a […]

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OAC members meet Baroness Cox

OAC members meet Baroness Cox

| May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

MEMBERS of the Isle of Man Government’s Overseas Aid Committee today (Friday, May 4) gained a personal insight into the work of one of the UK’s leading humanitarians and human rights campaigners. Baroness Cox, a Life Peer and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, is the Chief Executive of HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief […]

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Isle of Man Government donates further funds for East Africa

| August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

THE Isle of Man Government’s Overseas Aid Committee has donated a further £100,000 to help victims of the famine in East Africa. Last month the Overseas Aid Committee agreed to give £50,000 to Oxfam to help those affected by the famine in East Africa by improving access to safe and adequate water there. Since then […]

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Aid for Sri Lankan flooding victims provided by Isle of Man Government

| March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Overseas Aid Committee of the Council of Ministers has donated £41,360 of emergency aid to support relief efforts in Sri Lanka. More than one million people have been affected by the flooding in Sri Lanka and over 320,000 have been forced into temporary shelters. Recently the country has experienced renewed flooding. The Committee is […]

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