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# Refugees

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Up to 40,000 Ukrainian refugees may arrive in Ireland by end of April, says Varadkar
Over 10,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since Russia launched its invasion almost a month ago.
Around 4,500 Ukraine refugees staying in hotel accommodation in Ireland
Plans are currently underway for providing medium-term accommodation for people.
Ireland to send €6 million to UN fund supporting Palestinian refugees
The funding will be used in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for humanitarian and development needs.
EU denies 'double standard' towards refugees from Ukraine compared to Syria
The bloc has come under fire for allegedly welcoming refugees from Ukraine more openly.
Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.
More than three million refugees flee Ukraine war, UN says
Over 1.4 million of these people are children.
McDonald says deletion of statements on SF website not attempt to pivot position on Russia
The Sinn Féin leader says some people may try and use the war in Ukraine to try and shift Ireland away from its neutrality policy.
Ukrainian doctor: 'We need military aid now - Russia will not stop until Ukraine is destroyed'
Reporter Niall O’Connor, who is on the Ukraine/Polish border, talks to medics dealing with the injured.
Passenger killed as bus carrying Ukrainian refugees overturns in Italy
Italian state radio said several other people were injured in the accident on the A14 autostrada near Forli, a town in the Emilia-Romagna region.
Emmanuel Macron lashes UK for not doing enough for Ukraine’s refugees
The French president criticised Boris Johnson’s Government over a policy which requires visa applications to be made in person in Brussels or Paris.
Medics and aid workers bracing for influx of worst affected refugees from Ukraine
Reporter Niall O’Connor is reporting from the Polish/Ukraine border at Medyka.
Priti Patel urged to do more to help Ukrainians go to the UK
The UK announced a limited series of changes to the visa regime for Ukrainian refugees today.
Tory MP accused of ‘immoral and offensive bile’ over Ukrainian refugees
Daniel Kawczynski was severely criticised by a senior Conservative colleague.
'We saw things no family should ever see': Irish aid worker meets refugees at the border
Concern’s Kieran McConville meets the refugees telling their stories of heartbreak and survival.
Over 2,000 people fleeing Ukraine have arrived in Ireland with 640 staying in hotels
Two-thirds of those who have arrived are staying with family members.
Future accomodation options including modular homes and even Defence Forces facilities are being discussed.
The Telegraph has reported that UK ministers voiced concerns about Ireland's 'open door' policy.
The government has said that "crisis measures" may be enacted to deal with the situation.
Government to carry out checks on homes being put forward as potential lodgings for refugees
1,800 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland with number 'growing day by day', Taoiseach says
More than two million people have fled Ukraine war as refugees, UN says
Poland alone has received nearly half of all those fleeing Ukraine.
Government to carry out checks on homes being put forward as potential lodgings for refugees
Minister O’Gorman would not say if background checks will be carried out on those seeking to house refugees.
Russia says it will open Ukraine 'humanitarian routes' this morning, but fears persist
Ukraine has called the move a publicity stunt.
'I owe it to my homeland': Ukrainians at the Polish border explain why they're going back home
Thousands of Ukrainians displaced by Russian attacks have been arriving in Lviv and waiting days to board trains and buses travelling to Przemyśl.
Judge orders dangerous driver to make donation to the Ukrainian refugee fund
Karl Cummins, who has 15 previous convictions for dangerous driving, drove at gardaí during a 2017 incident.
An online portal to offer help to Ukrainian refugees in Ireland has opened
The United Nations said yesterday that 1.5 million have fled Ukraine since the invasion of the country by Russia.
More than 80,000 Ukrainian refugees could arrive in Ireland, minister says
Preparations are under way to accommodate the significant number of people due to arrive in the country in the coming days and weeks.
More than 1.5 million refugees flee Ukraine in past 10 days, says UN
Government is making plans to accommodate thousands of refugees in Ireland.
Government to use emergency planning powers to provide for people fleeing Ukraine
it is estimated that 600 Ukrainians arrived into Ireland in the past week.
McEntee says Ireland 'will not be found wanting' when helping people fleeing Ukraine
Under a new proposal, those escaping the conflict will be given a residence permit in EU countries.
Scenario planning underway for Ireland to accommodate thousands of refugees from Ukraine
The Taoiseach said it is ‘very possible’ that Ireland could be asked to take in numbers higher than 20,000.
Up to 20,000 Ukrainian refugees could come to Ireland as Taoiseach says Ireland 'must be generous'
Irish families could be asked to open up their homes temporarily, said the minister.
Nearly 120,000 Ukrainians have fled Russian invasion, says UN
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said up to four million could flee if the situation deteriorates further.
UN estimates more than 100,000 have fled their homes in Ukraine
Authorities in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova mobilised to receive refugees.
‘I walked to Poland’: Thousands embark on ‘harrowing’ 43-mile walk to border
Manny Marotta described the ‘brutal’ 20-hour journey, seeing toddlers ‘dragged out of bed’ and Ukrainian men being conscripted to fight ‘on the spot’.
Visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland lifted with immediate effect
The new measure will apply as an emergency measure to all Ukrainians travelling to Ireland.
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Polish forces use water cannons on migrants at Belarus border
Polish police said they responded after one officer was seriously injured when the migrants threw objects
Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings
The situation has escalated rapidly since last weekend.
Government agrees to provide up to 500 extra places for Afghan family members
More than 670 Afghan nationals have already been granted permission to reside in the State so far this year.
US forces conduct mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas
Over 12,000 migrants were camped around a bridge in the border town of Del Rio.
Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
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.
'Be brave, not ashamed': What the Syrian experience in Ireland can tell us about Afghan resettlement
A report by
Rónán Duffy
Ireland has so far committed to accepting 200 Afghan refugees.
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.
Opinion: Should anyone believe Taliban pledges to respect women’s rights?
Coveney announces €1 million in funding to support people of 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.
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.
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.