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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Refugees

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# Afghanistan
Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of Afghanistan
Human rights groups have today called on Ireland to resettle at least 1,000 Afghan refugees.
# Afghanistan
Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban
Afghans rushed onto the tarmac at Kabul airport yesterday in an attempt to leave the country.
# Refugees
EU to give Turkey €3 billion to help Syrian refugees inside its borders
The EU will hand over the funds to help the Turks look after the influx of people fleeing the Syrian conflict.
A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.
# Raising Awareness
Bayern Munich star wants people 'to know about importance of helping refugees’
Alphonso Davies will work as a global goodwill ambassador for UNHCR.
# Asylum Seekers
O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.
# Deal
UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats
The deal will see more police deployed in the route.
# moria
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.
# lesbos
Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week
The blaze means thousands more refugees are in need of emergency housing.
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.
# moria
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.
# education for all
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.
# Migrants
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.
# direct provision
Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says
The Ombudsman today published his annual commentary on Direct Provision complaints.
# beirut
'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.
# Lebanon
'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
# Lebanon
'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.
# Lebanon
'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.
# syria civil war
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.
# Idlib
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.
# Asylum Seekers
'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.
# Syria
'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
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.
# resettling
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.
# travel to work
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.
# direct provision
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’.
# Essex
'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.
# direct provision
Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President
Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.
# Oughterard
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.
# Gardaí
Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre
The Department of Justice says it is aware of an incident in the centre.
# Asylum applications
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.
# Border
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.
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.
# LE Eithne
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.
# City of Sanctuary
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.
# Watergate House
'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.
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.
# Asylum Seekers
'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.
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.
# clondalkin towers
'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.