East Africa Crisis – ElectricAid responds.

ElectricAid’s funding of €5,000 each for Concern, Plan Ireland, Christian Aid and Trócaire was presented today (29.03.2017) outside ESB Fitzwilliam Street. All of these agencies are on the ground in various countries – your funds will be used well, and used immediately. The reason for the “photo-opp” was simple. Despite the scale of the food…

Haiti Wrap-Up

Our appeal for relief & recovery in Haiti – after the appalling devastation of Hurricane Matthew – has been a wonderful, heart-warming success.  The steadfast generosity of the ElectricAid community – members, supporters, ESB, friends – continues to amaze, but no longer surprises.  You have a proud and consistent  record of reaching out to people…

Drought & Food Crisis in Ethiopia – Who Knew?

The current drought and food emergency in Ethiopia directly threatens 10-11 million people – yet it seems to have been largely ignored by the media up to this point. It has not gained the traction of publicity, possibly because of Brexit, political dramas, and maybe even the Euros. The crisis is thought to be caused…

YOUR generosity enabled fantastic emergency aid in 2015

Apart from the magnificent total of €1.15 million in Development funding granted in 2015, YOU have enabled us to come to the aid of thousands of people affected by war, displacement, earthquake and hunger in 2015. The “main events” were the catastrophic earthquake in Nepal, and the surge of refugees and migrants escaping war and…

Refugee-Syria Crisis: You help, we respond

YOUR generosity has enabled ElectricAid to continue our response to the refugee crisis in Europe, and at source in and around Syria. We have today (03.11.2015) made the following fundings: GOAL €5,500 Relief work with IDPs inside Syria Red Cross €4,000 Relief work with refugees in Europe Plan Ireland €4,000 Work for refugees in Egypt,…

MIGRANT CRISIS – ELECTRICAID RESPONDS

Many members have contacted us in the last week, asking about ElectricAid’s response to the unfolding migrant crisis in Europe. Initially, we were reluctant to get involved – we had “gone to the well” with the Special Appeal for Nepal so very recently. We also felt that this was a crisis (and failure) of political…

MORE THAN DISASTERS!

Our Nepal Appeal has been a brilliant success, reaching €75,000. The ESB and EirGrid communities opened their hearts for the people of Nepal, and we are extremely grateful. But ElectricAid is about MORE THAN DISASTERS. Our main focus is on Development funding – helping people all over the world to help themselves out of extreme…