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#Refugees

# refugees - Friday 11 September, 2020

Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Exclusive

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

# refugees - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people

My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.

# refugees - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light

About 70 residents at the Clondalkin centre have protected status and faced the risk of becoming homeless.

# refugees - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees

A meeting of the Lismore Welcome Project was interrupted last night.

# refugees - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week ruled out calling a snap election if his government was defeated over the “stupid” bill.

# refugees - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Anti-racism rally held outside fire-damaged Leitrim hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre

The hotel was damaged in a suspected arson attack earlier this week.

# refugees - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Ireland to accept 5 migrant minors from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

Almost 50 migrants who were stranded at sea for weeks aboard two rescue ships arrived in Malta yesterday.

# refugees - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon

Thousands have been left in need of emergency assistance, according to aid workers.

# refugees - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# refugees - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

New report details surge in activity from far-right Twitter accounts during Mediterranean crisis

Dublin City University analysed almost 7.5 million tweets during the period October 2015- May 2016.

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