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# radical pathways
How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation
Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.
# refugee crisis
There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty
Globally, 91% of children attend primary school, compared to just 61% of refugee children.
# protection
Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland
A new Bill will amend the International Protection Act 2015, which covers the reunification of refugee families.
# refugee crisis
Police move out thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris
The migrants had been living near an aid centre in the capital.
# migrant crisis
Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.
# Swede Disposition
'When you are in a hole, stop digging' - Swedes have taken issue with Trump's latest tweet
The US president made comments about a supposed terrorist incident in Sweden over the weekend.
Lesvos project: 'Art is the perfect way to connect with locals. It breaks down any barriers'
Thousands of refugees are crammed in squalid conditions on this Aegean island. One Irishman travelled to Lesvos to paint murals and raise awareness.
# asylum claims
Children from Calais 'Jungle' launch legal challenge against British government
Solicitors representing the dozens of children accuse the Home Office of mishandling asylum claims.
# migrant crisis
Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees
The government has pledged to resettle 520 refugees here in 2017.
# factcheck
FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?
One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.
# Election
Angela Merkel's party suffers bruising loss in Berlin elections as far-right party gains
Merkel is facing anger from German citizens over her open-door refugee policy.
# refugee crisis
Merkel's refugee policy under pressure after poll defeat to anti-migrant party
Merkel’s decision to let in tens of thousands of migrants is expected to be a key point of contention during this election.
# the Mediterranean
Irish sailors have rescued 605 people and recovered 16 dead bodies
The LE James Joyce was today tasked to a metal barge crossing the sea.
# refugee crisis
Mary Robinson has been digging holes in Ethiopia - and has an important message for Europe
The former Irish president thinks we can learn a lot from the east African nation when it comes to looking after refugees.
# LE Roisin
Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean
The bodies of two females were also recovered.
1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'
The gorilla’s death received extensive media coverage worldwide; the deaths of the 1000 migrants, much less so, writes a dismayed Julien Mercille.
# refugee crisis
As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England
Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.
# refugee crisis
Greek police evacuating refugee camp containing over 8,000 people
The move is expected to take at least 10 days.
# refugee crisis
"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean
The sixty-person crew will be on a 12 week mission.
# Emotional
Mick Wallace breaks down in tears talking about the refugee crisis
The TD broke down when speaking about one boy he had met who had lost all his family.
# Migration crisis
Ireland is nowhere near close to settling its share of Syrian refugees
Ireland has pledged to take in 4,000 people by the end of next year and so far about 500 have been accepted.
# tighter borders
Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers
It’s the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant and refugee crisis.
# refugee crisis
One of Europe's most open borders has just been closed
From today those travelling into Sweden from Denmark will need to have ID with them.
# Mass displacement
Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year
One out of every 122 humans alive today is someone who has been forced to flee their home.
# Red C Poll
Almost half of Irish people would house a refugee
About the same proportion also feel economic migrants strengthen Ireland.
# Border Force
The EU is about to propose one of the biggest transfers of sovereignty in decades
However, Ireland will not be obliged to take part in the controversial border guard system.
# refugee crisis
Ireland is giving more money to help people suffering in Syria
A total of €13 million in humanitarian support has now been committed to victims of the Syrian conflict by the Irish government this year.
# women and war
'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'
A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.
# better shelter
Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees
It can last up to three years, while current UN tents only last about six months due to harsh weather conditions.
# Border controls
France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuv said Paris received no warnings about Abdelhamid Abaaoud.
# Alabama
White House hopeful Ben Carson compares Syrian refugees to rabid dogs
He called for “screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are”.
# US4038
US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America
“We might as well take down the Statue of Liberty,” said one disgusted Democrat.
# refugee crisis
Seven children among 14 drowned after boat sinks off Turkey
It comes as politicians from sixty nations, including Ireland, gather for a summit in Malta.
'I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed'
Looking at the current crisis, I see myself and my parents at the time when we struggled, writes Thamil Ananthavinayagan.
# bamberg
Far-right extremists planned to set fire to migrant camps in Germany
It’s the latest incident in a wave of violence against migrants and their supporters, in Germany.
# no end in sight
The migration crisis far from over as 12,200 people enter Austria in 36 hours
The total is higher than recent days.
# refugee crisis
'Devastating and incredible': Irish volunteers on life in the Jungle
“You’re in France and within five or six steps you’re walking into a third world country.”
# migrant crisis
Body of baby boy found washed up on beach of Kos hotel
Authorities believe the child was part of a migrant family which tried to reach Kos in a dinghy.
# unknown
In a remote Greek cemetery, a nameless dead child with no-one to claim her
All that is known of the little girl is that she was seven, and that she died in search of a better future.
# cork to calais
Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated
People have donated over €80,000 and thousands of items.