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Ten years since smoking ban was introduced

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News By News Highland – March 24, 2014 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire The smoking ban is ten years old this week and the Health Minister says banning smoking in cars carrying children is the crucial next step.Health groups say the ban on smoking in workplaces, pubs and restaurants has saved thousands of lives and helped cut the rate of smokers in Ireland from 33 to 22 percent of the public.Minister James Reilly says it was only the first step on a long road and wants to make Ireland ‘smoke free’ by 2025.He says banning smoking in cars carrying children is the vital next step.”Nobody has the right to injure their child – they just don’t have that right” he said.”This is not about being a nanny-state, this is about protecting children until they’re old enough – over the age of 18 – to make these decisions for themselves”.”Who could possibly stand over a situation where there’s a 3-year-old strapped into the back o Ten years since smoking ban was introduced Previous articleCouncillor calls for more money to be made available for Housing Adaptation GrantsNext articleGarda Commissioner not expected to apologise to whistleblowers News Highland center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

Press release: Emergency humanitarian UK aid package to DRC as violence escalates

first_img This UK aid humanitarian uplift (£22m) from the Department for International Development is in addition to the £205m already allocated for the humanitarian response which is reaching over three million people with lifesaving support. This increase will provide: If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible. DFID’s humanitarian response is already reaching over three million people across the country with lifesaving aid.During her visit minister Baldwin asked to meet with President Kabila. She met with representatives from across government, including opposition candidates and the DRC’s electoral commission (CENI), to stress the vital importance of the DRC holding credible, constitutional and inclusive elections by the end of this year, to help tackle some of the root causes of violence and suffering in DRC.Notes to Editors over 85,000 people with food or assistance to meet urgent food and other basic needs over 38,000 children under the age of 5 with vital nutrition over 390,000 people with access to clean drinking water over 240,000 people with essential health care such as drugs for pregnant mothers over 12,400 children with access to education 430 survivors of trauma including gender based violence with psychosocial support and counselling During a visit to a camp for displaced families in Kalemie in the DRC, Africa minister Harriett Baldwin denounced recent escalations in violence across the east of the country and announced an emergency package of UK aid support which will provide additional lifesaving food, water and medical care to hundreds of thousands more people in desperate need.This includes: The UK recognised the crisis early and the Department for International Development (DFID) was one of the first donors to step up support.The minister also called on the international community to increase support urgently for the country, announcing this humanitarian package as leaders from the international community are set to gather in Geneva today (Friday 13 April) for a UN pledging conference for the DRC.Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin said: I have seen for myself the devastating impact of this terrible crisis – but UK aid is already on the ground and with today’s emergency package, we are providing a vital lifeline for more desperate mothers and their starving children who have been forced to flee their homes. This is a major humanitarian crisis and I have pressed for the DRC to fully recognise the scale of suffering, and cooperate with international efforts to help the millions of Congolese people affected. It is important that international partners also urgently step up their support. The DRC has huge potential to be a prosperous nation, but it’s vital we work now to establish the political stability which will create the foundations for future growth and a safer and brighter future for all Congolese people. Key to this will be credible, constitutional and inclusive elections in December 2018.center_img Telephone 020 7023 0600 Email [email protected] giving over 390,000 more people access to clean drinking water providing over 85,000 more people with food or assistance to meet urgent food and other basic needs reaching over 38,000 more children suffering from malnutrition with vital nutrition support providing essential medical care to over 240,000 more people, including drugs for pregnant mothers The current £205m includes an initial provision of £175m which was increased by an additional £30m at the end of last year in the face of increasing humanitarian needs. This £22 million increase will form part of an ongoing £100m package which will be confirmed by the UK to the UN’s humanitarian response at a pledging conference today (Friday 13th April) in Geneva, which includes support announced publicly last year. DFID is one of the leading donors to the DRC. In 2017 we were the second largest donor to the DRC. The UK recognised the crisis early and was one of the first donors to step up support. According to the UN, 4.5 million people are internally displaced in the DRC, 7.7 million people are now lacking reliable access to food, and 2.2 million children are suffering from life-threatening malnutrition, in what has become the worst humanitarian crisis in Africa. General media queries (24 hours)last_img read more