MONAGHAN’S CREDIT UNIONS RESPOND TO GLOBAL REFUGEE CRISIS

24 September 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Credit unions in Co Monaghan have recently announced that they will support the needs of unaccompanied minors and families with children by providing them with food, water and first medical aid as they reach Milan, through the Irish League of Credit Unions Foundation (ILCU Foundation), which is the charitable arm of the Irish movement.

A donation of up to €25,000 has been committed to help children who have lost parents and guardians as they arrive in Milan Central Station; the ILCU Foundation has partnered with Plan International Ireland who have established a HUB in the station to provide aid to the influx of migrants and refugees.

The generous donation will help to bolster the recovery efforts by supplying and distributing 1,600 emergency kits to unaccompanied refugee minors who are fleeing from insecurity and conflict in Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan and the Sub Sahara.

Speaking about the announcement, Alan Moore, General Manager of the ILCU Foundation, said: “This donation on behalf of credit …

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