Concern Worldwide, a company limited by guarantee and exempted from using the word "limited", Reg. No. 39647. Reg. Charity No. CHY 5745,
Registered in Ireland, Registered address is 52-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.
Phone: +353 1 417 7700
Delivering “no cuts” message
6,500 postcards have been signed by members of the public calling on the Irish government not to cut the overseas aid budget.
These were delivered today to Government Buildings in Dublin by a coalition of humanitarian organisations. Representatives from Concern, Worldvision Ireland, Oxfam Ireland, Progressio Ireland, VSI, Gorta, Skillshare International, Trócaire and Dóchas delivered a giant postcard, outlining why a further cut would be unacceptable.
Derek McDowell, of Concern said:
A 24% cut in the overseas aid budget over the past year has been disproportionate and will not only impact on the lives of the poorest people in the poorest countries where we work but will also damage our international reputation if we go further off-track in trying to keep to our solemn international commitment of giving 0.7% of GNP to overseas aid by 2012.