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# refugees - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 10:14 AM 15,109 Views 27 Comments

The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.

# refugees - Friday 20 August, 2021

'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement
# Refugees In Ireland
# Refugees In Ireland

'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement

Aug 20th 2021, 12:02 AM 24,326 Views 93 Comments
  • Ireland has committed to accepting 200 Afghan refugees but the government expects "a lot more" will ultimately be granted protection.
  • Human rights and migrant organisations have called for Ireland to resettle a minimum of 1,000.
  • The community sponsorship model is one way Ireland could be more proactive, Rónán Duffy takes a look at what it is.

# refugees - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of Afghanistan

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 51,218 Views 210 Comments

Human rights groups have today called on Ireland to resettle at least 1,000 Afghan refugees.

Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban

Aug 17th 2021, 9:01 AM 15,541 Views 36 Comments

Afghans rushed onto the tarmac at Kabul airport yesterday in an attempt to leave the country.

# refugees - Friday 25 June, 2021

EU to give Turkey €3 billion to help Syrian refugees inside its borders
# Refugees
# Refugees

EU to give Turkey €3 billion to help Syrian refugees inside its borders

Jun 25th 2021, 1:29 PM 8,046 Views 11 Comments

The EU will hand over the funds to help the Turks look after the influx of people fleeing the Syrian conflict.

# refugees - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 15,913 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

# refugees - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Bayern Munich star wants people 'to know about importance of helping refugees’
# Raising Awareness
From The42
# Raising Awareness

Bayern Munich star wants people 'to know about importance of helping refugees’

Mar 24th 2021, 5:47 PM 3,954 Views 0 Comments

Alphonso Davies will work as a global goodwill ambassador for UNHCR.

# refugees - Friday 26 February, 2021

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

Feb 26th 2021, 11:35 AM 11,198 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

# refugees - Sunday 29 November, 2020

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats
# Deal
# Deal

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats

Nov 29th 2020, 7:19 AM 8,679 Views 0 Comments

The deal will see more police deployed in the route.

# refugees - Friday 11 September, 2020

Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down
# Moria
# Moria

Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down

Sep 11th 2020, 12:35 PM 14,352 Views 20 Comments

Greek authorities have said the fires on Tuesday and Wednesday evening were deliberately set by some of the camp’s residents.

# refugees - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week
# Lesbos
# Lesbos

Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week

Sep 10th 2020, 10:58 AM 14,962 Views 28 Comments

The blaze means thousands more refugees are in need of emergency housing.

# refugees - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Opinion: As Moria camp burns, we cannot stand over the EU's neglect of refugees any longer
# Refugees
# Refugees

Opinion: As Moria camp burns, we cannot stand over the EU's neglect of refugees any longer

Sep 9th 2020, 7:00 PM 21,807 Views 41 Comments

Jack Sheehan says the EU’s policy on refugees is inhumane and that Irish citizens must hold MEPs to account.

Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp
# Moria
# Moria

Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp

Sep 9th 2020, 8:21 AM 17,545 Views 11 Comments

A state of emergency is set to be declared on the island.

# refugees - Thursday 18 June, 2020

DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees
# Education For All
# Education For All

DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees

Jun 18th 2020, 6:32 PM 18,415 Views 101 Comments

A recent study by DCU proved that access programmes help improve participation by refugees in higher education.

# refugees - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp
# Migrants
# Migrants

Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp

Jun 17th 2020, 6:01 PM 27,986 Views 55 Comments

The children will be received into the care of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

# refugees - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 10,678 Views 14 Comments

The Ombudsman today published his annual commentary on Direct Provision complaints.

# refugees - Monday 13 April, 2020

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp
# Beirut
# Beirut

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp

Apr 13th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,232 Views 11 Comments

Refugee camps in Lebanon are at breaking point but many people don’t want to leave their homes, instead choosing to improve them from inside.

# refugees - Sunday 12 April, 2020

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,447 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

# refugees - Saturday 11 April, 2020

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,497 Views 11 Comments

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

# refugees - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps

Mar 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,036 Views 20 Comments

NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.

# refugees - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border
# Syria Civil War
# Syria Civil War

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:00 PM 12,723 Views 76 Comments

Greek authorities said they thwarted an attempt by about 1,000 people overnight to cross the border.

# refugees - Sunday 1 March, 2020

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
# Idlib
# Idlib

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

Mar 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 12,776 Views 30 Comments

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

# refugees - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre

Feb 19th 2020, 3:01 PM 14,018 Views 37 Comments

“It’s a fait accompli, I would prefer if there had been more consultation,” one councillor said.

# refugees - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD
# Syria
# Syria

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Jan 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,180 Views 40 Comments

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

# refugees - Monday 30 December, 2019

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport
# Refugees
# Refugees

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport

Dec 30th 2019, 3:51 PM 26,309 Views 162 Comments

The families have been resettled in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# refugees - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years
# Resettling
# Resettling

Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years

Dec 17th 2019, 3:11 PM 24,425 Views 186 Comments

3,151 people have arrived to Ireland through a refugee programme since 2015.

# refugees - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving
# Travel To Work
# Travel To Work

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Nov 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,716 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

# refugees - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out

Nov 6th 2019, 1:22 PM 16,493 Views 106 Comments

Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.

# refugees - Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis
# Essex
# Essex

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 20,243 Views 0 Comments

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

# refugees - Monday 30 September, 2019

Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President

Sep 30th 2019, 6:47 PM 26,650 Views 157 Comments

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

# refugees - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision
# Oughterard
# Oughterard

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Sep 29th 2019, 3:34 PM 17,011 Views 82 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

# refugees - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre

Jul 23rd 2019, 12:02 AM 39,247 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Justice says it is aware of an incident in the centre.

# refugees - Thursday 11 July, 2019

The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve
# Asylum Applications
# Asylum Applications

The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve

Jul 11th 2019, 6:21 AM 11,964 Views 27 Comments

Filippo Grandi complimented Ireland on its resettlement efforts.

# refugees - Monday 8 July, 2019

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists
# Border
# Border

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

Jul 8th 2019, 8:00 AM 7,576 Views 43 Comments

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

# refugees - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Lynn Ruane: An inspirational school project reminds us of our shared humanity
# Column
# Column

Lynn Ruane: An inspirational school project reminds us of our shared humanity

May 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 11,520 Views 12 Comments

I find it obscene that Ireland is dragging its feet rather than creating an environment where families torn apart by war can start a new life, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

# refugees - Monday 1 April, 2019

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'
# LE Eithne
# LE Eithne

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

Apr 1st 2019, 9:42 AM 16,581 Views 14 Comments

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

# refugees - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
# City Of Sanctuary
# City Of Sanctuary

Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Mar 30th 2019, 9:30 AM 18,269 Views 46 Comments

Cork will be the latest area to become a so-called place of sanctuary – making it part of a wider national, and indeed international, movement.

# refugees - Monday 25 March, 2019

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre
# Watergate House
# Watergate House

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

Mar 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,798 Views 47 Comments

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

# refugees - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown
# Opinion
# Opinion

Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 19,981 Views 17 Comments

The truth is my father was ashamed of our emergency, he was a proud man that had worked his quarter acre like a Trojan. Now he was nothing.

# refugees - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Mar 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 20,388 Views 0 Comments

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

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