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#Refugees

# refugees - Thursday 10 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 10th 2019, 12:05 PM 18,759 Views 88 Comments

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
# Refugees
# Refugees

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon

Jan 9th 2019, 9:05 AM 11,212 Views 10 Comments

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
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

Dec 27th 2018, 12:10 AM 59,332 Views 214 Comments

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
# Refugees
# Refugees

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

Dec 5th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,704 Views 31 Comments

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

# refugees - Friday 23 November, 2018

Opinion: Children in cages is the new normal in Hungary
# Migrants
# Migrants

Opinion: Children in cages is the new normal in Hungary

Nov 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 23,881 Views 75 Comments

EU leaders must end the practice of imprisoning unaccompanied minors in Hungary and throughout Europe, writes Sinn Fein senator Paul Gavan.

# refugees - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece
# Clowns Without Borders
# Clowns Without Borders

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece

Nov 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,411 Views 9 Comments

The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.

# refugees - Monday 5 November, 2018

'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre
# Taken Down
# Taken Down

'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre

Nov 5th 2018, 11:30 AM 33,071 Views 63 Comments

The Irish Refugee Council said it hopes this show will contribute to the conversation taking place around the direct provision system.

# refugees - Friday 19 October, 2018

Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared
# Brexit
# Brexit

Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared

Oct 19th 2018, 12:51 PM 33,647 Views 50 Comments

The number has grown 40-fold since 2016.

# refugees - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims
# Crisis
# Crisis

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Jul 29th 2018, 7:15 PM 8,490 Views 10 Comments

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

# refugees - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split
# Migration Deal
# Migration Deal

Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split

Jul 3rd 2018, 8:29 AM 7,674 Views 32 Comments

Merkel has put to rest a row with her interior minister Horst Seehofer that had threatened the survival of her coalition government.

# refugees - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules
# Right To Work
# Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Jun 27th 2018, 4:58 PM 48,936 Views 158 Comments

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

# refugees - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain
# Aquarius
# Aquarius

Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain

Jun 17th 2018, 7:36 AM 14,959 Views 40 Comments

The Aquarius has caused a major diplomatic row over European immigration policy.

# refugees - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'
# Column
# Column

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

Jun 9th 2018, 3:00 PM 18,214 Views 33 Comments

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

# refugees - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'

Jun 6th 2018, 10:26 AM 6,509 Views 52 Comments

A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.

# refugees - Monday 28 May, 2018

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship
# Miracle
# Miracle

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship

May 28th 2018, 9:07 AM 13,652 Views 14 Comments

The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.

# refugees - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Apr 25th 2018, 9:17 AM 14,060 Views 25 Comments

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

# refugees - Monday 19 March, 2018

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'
# Asylum Seeker
# Asylum Seeker

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

Mar 19th 2018, 10:00 PM 92,465 Views 103 Comments

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

# refugees - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
# Syria To Ireland
# Syria To Ireland

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:00 PM 27,311 Views 65 Comments

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# refugees - Saturday 17 March, 2018

At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece
# Aegean Sea
# Aegean Sea

At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece

Mar 17th 2018, 6:32 PM 13,381 Views 23 Comments

Another three people are missing after the boat went down overnight.

‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation
# Integration
# Integration

‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation

Mar 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 27,193 Views 58 Comments

An expert has said better integration of asylum seekers and refugees must play a role in this process.

# refugees - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

'I'm very frightened': Stories from people who were denied entry at Ireland's border
# Border Control
# Border Control

'I'm very frightened': Stories from people who were denied entry at Ireland's border

Mar 13th 2018, 6:01 AM 72,508 Views 85 Comments

New research found some people denied entry were held in prisons for a number of days before being sent back to their country of origin.

# refugees - Monday 12 March, 2018

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation
# Radical Pathways
# Radical Pathways

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation

Mar 12th 2018, 8:30 AM 22,066 Views 73 Comments

Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.

# refugees - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying''
# Syria
# Syria

'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying''

Mar 6th 2018, 7:30 PM 8,232 Views 55 Comments

Displaced Syrians living in Ireland are calling for more action to be taken to stop ongoing conflict in their home country.

# refugees - Friday 19 January, 2018

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC
# University Of Sanctuary
# University Of Sanctuary

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

Jan 19th 2018, 6:20 AM 22,984 Views 61 Comments

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.

# refugees - Monday 25 December, 2017

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas

Dec 25th 2017, 7:54 AM 5,754 Views 26 Comments

In a mass in Bethlehem, an archbishop used his homily to lambast the “Herods of today”.

# refugees - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

530 refugees to to be reunited with family members who are already living in Ireland
# Resettlement Programme
# Resettlement Programme

530 refugees to to be reunited with family members who are already living in Ireland

Nov 14th 2017, 1:58 PM 17,678 Views 261 Comments

The Justice Minister also announced an increase in the number of new refugees to be resettled in Ireland over the next two years.

# refugees - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'Fourteen kilometres separate life from death': Award-winning photographer captures the trials of refugee life
# Without Borders
# Without Borders

'Fourteen kilometres separate life from death': Award-winning photographer captures the trials of refugee life

Sep 23rd 2017, 11:45 AM 20,337 Views 119 Comments

Marcos Moreno’s work is going on show in Dublin until November.

# refugees - Friday 15 September, 2017

Ireland to accept 330 extra refugees next year
# Protection Programme
# Protection Programme

Ireland to accept 330 extra refugees next year

Sep 15th 2017, 8:16 PM 14,444 Views 95 Comments

The country has now pledged to take in 600 refugees in 2018.

# refugees - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case
# Travel Ban Upheld
# Travel Ban Upheld

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case

Sep 13th 2017, 7:05 AM 10,596 Views 40 Comments

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.

# refugees - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty

Sep 12th 2017, 10:25 AM 4,630 Views 36 Comments

Globally, 91% of children attend primary school, compared to just 61% of refugee children.

# refugees - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

Sep 10th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,793 Views 150 Comments

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# refugees - Friday 8 September, 2017

Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar?
# Rohingya
# Rohingya

Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar?

Sep 8th 2017, 3:03 PM 17,903 Views 84 Comments

According to the UN, 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.

# refugees - Monday 28 August, 2017

Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'

Aug 28th 2017, 2:05 PM 13,756 Views 146 Comments

72.6% of people aged between 18 and 35 would welcome refugees into their countries, according to a World Economic Foundation survey.

# refugees - Sunday 23 July, 2017

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral
# Ballyhaunis
# Ballyhaunis

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral

Jul 23rd 2017, 8:45 AM 30,519 Views 17 Comments

Maurice O’Brien has had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to his film about Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

# refugees - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland
# Protection
# Protection

Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland

Jul 19th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,765 Views 79 Comments

A new Bill will amend the International Protection Act 2015, which covers the reunification of refugee families.

# refugees - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty

Jul 6th 2017, 7:42 AM 9,192 Views 47 Comments

Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.

# refugees - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey
# Left With Nothing
# Left With Nothing

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey

Jun 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,116 Views 20 Comments

Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.

# refugees - Monday 19 June, 2017

In the time it takes to read this headline, two people worldwide will have been forced from their homes
# Refugees
# Refugees

In the time it takes to read this headline, two people worldwide will have been forced from their homes

Jun 19th 2017, 1:10 PM 8,956 Views 8 Comments

New figures from the UN say a record 65 million people have been displaced

# refugees - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'Some sewed their lips together to raise awareness': Asylum-seekers win multimillion payout
# Papua New Guinea
# Papua New Guinea

'Some sewed their lips together to raise awareness': Asylum-seekers win multimillion payout

Jun 14th 2017, 9:50 AM 15,049 Views 62 Comments

They won the equivalent of €47 million.

# refugees - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

EU takes legal action against Hungary, Poland, and Czechs for refusing to take refugees
# Brussels Frustration
# Brussels Frustration

EU takes legal action against Hungary, Poland, and Czechs for refusing to take refugees

Jun 13th 2017, 7:03 PM 20,216 Views 158 Comments

Around 160,000 migrants in Italy and Greece are to be relocated to other EU states, but that has proven to be a slow process.