Irish aid reaching flooded Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon
Irish charity Concern Worldwide has distributed aid to hundreds of Syrian refugee families whose tented homes were flooded during heavy rains in northern Lebanon.
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Concern Worldwide warmly accepted the ‘special recognition’ award at the inaugural Good Governance Awards in Dublin last night.
The Carmichael Centre Good Governance Awards recognise, support and encourage adherence to good governance practice and excellence in the not-for-profit sector.
Speaking at the ceremony at the Davy Group headquarters last night, Chairman of Concern Mr Tom Shipsey said:
This is an important recognition of the transparency and strength Concern has shown over its 48 year history and we are delighted to receive this award. We pride ourselves on our governance arrangement, adhering to best practice and we have a deep rooted belief in the importance of transparency and accountability.
We are always overwhelmed by the huge generosity of the Irish public over the years and this award assures them that their donations, no matter how small, is spent wisely and well as Concern continues to assist those in greatest need in some of the world’s most impoverished areas.
The awards aim to facilitate the promotion and recognition of good governance practice and help to increase public trust in the sector.
Diarmaid O'Corrbui CEO, Carmichael Centre added that "for the last six years Concern has won the Leinster Society award for the Best Public Accounts for the non-profit sector, a benchmark others should aspire to and we acknowledge that excellence.”
Concern Worldwide raised €182.2 million in 2016 and reached 22.6 million people in 28 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Haiti.