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#Refugees

# refugees - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Denmark is to start taking refugees' possessions to pay for their stay
# Extreme Measures
# Extreme Measures

Denmark is to start taking refugees' possessions to pay for their stay

Jan 21st 2016, 8:06 AM 20,749 Views 147 Comments

International lawmakers say the plan could be illegal.

# refugees - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Braving the snow in hope of a better life: 'Nothing can stop them'
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Braving the snow in hope of a better life: 'Nothing can stop them'

Jan 17th 2016, 9:15 AM 16,431 Views 100 Comments

The harsh winter weather has made migrants’ journey through Europe even harder.

# refugees - Friday 15 January, 2016

Asylum seekers banned from German swimming pool after sexual harassment reports
# Germany
# Germany

Asylum seekers banned from German swimming pool after sexual harassment reports

Jan 15th 2016, 9:20 PM 36,550 Views 163 Comments

Authorities denied placing entire groups of people under suspicion, but said the measure was aimed at laying down clear ground rules.

# refugees - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Too far? Charlie Hebdo asks if drowned toddler Aylan Kurdi would've become a sex attacker
# Cologne
# Cologne

Too far? Charlie Hebdo asks if drowned toddler Aylan Kurdi would've become a sex attacker

Jan 14th 2016, 10:19 AM 26,549 Views 171 Comments

The magazine has published a cartoon in response to the sex assaults in Germany.

# refugees - Monday 11 January, 2016

PSG threaten hip-hop artist M.I.A. over wearing 'Fly Pirates' jersey in music video
# Legal Warning
From The42
# Legal Warning

PSG threaten hip-hop artist M.I.A. over wearing 'Fly Pirates' jersey in music video

Jan 11th 2016, 4:40 PM 9,854 Views 5 Comments

The Ligue 1 champions are unhappy with their brand featuring in her song Borders.

# refugees - Sunday 10 January, 2016

Poll reveals fear of terrorism as Lucinda Creighton suggests refugee screening
# Immigration Debate
# Immigration Debate

Poll reveals fear of terrorism as Lucinda Creighton suggests refugee screening

Jan 10th 2016, 4:19 PM 31,098 Views 315 Comments

The Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was speaking following the sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

# refugees - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Influx of refugees to Europe is "an organised invasion" - Czech President
# Controversial
# Controversial

Influx of refugees to Europe is "an organised invasion" - Czech President

Dec 27th 2015, 11:12 AM 18,003 Views 156 Comments

Milos Zemen says that men should instead be staying to fight Isis.

# refugees - Friday 25 December, 2015

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'
# Column
# Column

'I never truly understood what it was like to go without, but I do now'

Dec 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 39 Views 5 Comments

Lorraine Courtney has just returned from Lebanon’s Syrian refugees where she saw firsthand Concern’s great work.

# refugees - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

UN: More than one million refugees have entered Europe in 2015
# Perilous Journey
# Perilous Journey

UN: More than one million refugees have entered Europe in 2015

Dec 22nd 2015, 1:53 PM 6,790 Views 65 Comments

The vast majority have crossed the Mediterranean and landed in Greece.

# refugees - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Almost half of Irish people would house a refugee
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Almost half of Irish people would house a refugee

Dec 17th 2015, 3:16 PM 12,263 Views 111 Comments

About the same proportion also feel economic migrants strengthen Ireland.

# refugees - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl

Dec 9th 2015, 6:03 AM 25,682 Views 40 Comments

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

# refugees - Monday 7 December, 2015

Germany has taken in almost one million refugees this year...
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Germany has taken in almost one million refugees this year...

Dec 7th 2015, 1:13 PM 12,323 Views 156 Comments

The number of arrivals currently stands at four times the total for all of 2014.

# refugees - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses
# Buy Pens Campaign
# Buy Pens Campaign

Syrian refugee who sold pens on the streets now owns three businesses

Dec 5th 2015, 7:00 PM 28,087 Views 49 Comments

A fundraising campaign raised $190,000 for Abdul Halim al-Attar and his family.

# refugees - Thursday 3 December, 2015

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'
# Women And War
# Women And War

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:00 AM 17,959 Views 26 Comments

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

# refugees - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them
# Mark Chelgren
# Mark Chelgren

US politician has a plan for immigrant criminals who re-enter illegally: Execute them

Dec 2nd 2015, 9:23 PM 13,862 Views 43 Comments

One local political leader called the comments “vile, hateful and downright deplorable.”

# refugees - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees
# Better Shelter
# Better Shelter

Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees

Nov 28th 2015, 11:30 PM 48,684 Views 63 Comments

It can last up to three years, while current UN tents only last about six months due to harsh weather conditions.

# refugees - Thursday 19 November, 2015

US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America
# US4038
# US4038

US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America

Nov 19th 2015, 8:24 PM 22,343 Views 151 Comments

“We might as well take down the Statue of Liberty,” said one disgusted Democrat.

'Yes, I mourn for Paris. But, I do so while weeping for the invisible victims in our global world'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Yes, I mourn for Paris. But, I do so while weeping for the invisible victims in our global world'

Nov 19th 2015, 8:15 AM 64 Views 125 Comments

‘When we see the bloodshed in Paris, we should open our borders to refugees, not close them’, writes Mairead Healy.

# refugees - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees
# Paris Attacks
# Paris Attacks

Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees

Nov 17th 2015, 7:34 AM 12,238 Views 123 Comments

Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.

# refugees - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

This man took in 24 refugees and documented his 'disappointment' in a powerful Facebook post
# Berlin
From The Daily Edge
# Berlin

This man took in 24 refugees and documented his 'disappointment' in a powerful Facebook post

Nov 4th 2015, 5:15 PM 11,721 Views 8 Comments

Dirk Voltz and his partner Mario opened their home.

# refugees - Thursday 29 October, 2015

'I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed'

Oct 29th 2015, 6:00 PM 812 Views 104 Comments

Looking at the current crisis, I see myself and my parents at the time when we struggled, writes Thamil Ananthavinayagan.

# refugees - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Far-right extremists planned to set fire to migrant camps in Germany
# Bamberg
# Bamberg

Far-right extremists planned to set fire to migrant camps in Germany

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:23 PM 10,160 Views 170 Comments

It’s the latest incident in a wave of violence against migrants and their supporters, in Germany.

# refugees - Sunday 11 October, 2015

'Devastating and incredible': Irish volunteers on life in the Jungle
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

'Devastating and incredible': Irish volunteers on life in the Jungle

Oct 11th 2015, 9:15 AM 15,627 Views 74 Comments

“You’re in France and within five or six steps you’re walking into a third world country.”

# refugees - Friday 9 October, 2015

This Danish newspaper is letting refugees take charge for the day
# Nice One
# Nice One

This Danish newspaper is letting refugees take charge for the day

Oct 9th 2015, 5:44 PM 7,222 Views 27 Comments

Today’s Dagbladet Information was entirely written by a dozen refugees.

# refugees - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Donald Trump: I'll send all Syrian refugees back
# Backtracking
# Backtracking

Donald Trump: I'll send all Syrian refugees back

Oct 1st 2015, 7:31 AM 20,147 Views 99 Comments

The US presidential candidate said many of the refugees could be members of Islamic State.

# refugees - Monday 28 September, 2015

Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated
# Cork To Calais
# Cork To Calais

Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated

Sep 28th 2015, 4:28 PM 19,122 Views 49 Comments

People have donated over €80,000 and thousands of items.

Banksy's theme park taken apart to build refugee shelters
# Dismaland Calais
# Dismaland Calais

Banksy's theme park taken apart to build refugee shelters

Sep 28th 2015, 10:47 AM 17,138 Views 22 Comments

After five weeks and 150,000 visitors, the artist’s take on Disneyland is no more.

# refugees - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Austrian taxi drivers earning €450 a day from migrant crisis
# Profit
# Profit

Austrian taxi drivers earning €450 a day from migrant crisis

Sep 27th 2015, 7:00 AM 18,034 Views 34 Comments

Taxi drivers at Nickelsdorf don’t feel guilty that they are making money, saying, “They have money, these people are not poor.”

# refugees - Saturday 26 September, 2015

From despair to euphoria and back: Life for a Syrian refugee family in Germany
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

From despair to euphoria and back: Life for a Syrian refugee family in Germany

Sep 26th 2015, 11:15 AM 12,948 Views 66 Comments

They have landed in Heidenau – one of Germany’s most depressed, racism-infested towns.

# refugees - Friday 25 September, 2015

Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don't know if you'll be there a year or a decade
# Opinion
# Opinion

Imagine living in a 20’ x 10’ room, your belongings are in one cupboard and you don't know if you'll be there a year or a decade

Sep 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 262 Views 170 Comments

The sight of little Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless body shamed us all into reluctant action by accepting 4,000 people into Ireland, but now we’re going to put traumatised people into a seriously flawed system, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# refugees - Thursday 24 September, 2015

This 11-year-old from Cork is busking twice a week to raise money for refugees
# Milo's Appeal
# Milo's Appeal

This 11-year-old from Cork is busking twice a week to raise money for refugees

Sep 24th 2015, 9:30 PM 19,402 Views 27 Comments

Milo McCarthy has raised over €7,000 since starting the appeal.

# refugees - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Overcoming opposition, EU approves plan to relocate 120,000 migrants
# Refugees
# Refugees

Overcoming opposition, EU approves plan to relocate 120,000 migrants

Sep 22nd 2015, 6:30 PM 21,685 Views 275 Comments

Ban Ki-Moon appealed to leaders across the 28-nation bloc, urging them to “show leadership and compassion”.

# refugees - Monday 21 September, 2015

'They're overrunning us' - Hungary PM as army gets sweeping anti-migrant powers
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

'They're overrunning us' - Hungary PM as army gets sweeping anti-migrant powers

Sep 21st 2015, 10:55 PM 25,734 Views 311 Comments

The Hungarian army will be able to participate in border control and use non-lethal force under the new legislation.

Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees
# Refugees
# Refugees

Three 20-something entrepreneurs just launched an Airbnb for refugees

Sep 21st 2015, 9:15 PM 16,330 Views 24 Comments

The website operates pretty much like Airbnb. People, called “heroes”, offer up spare rooms in their homes for refugees to temporarily stay in.

# refugees - Sunday 20 September, 2015

US commits to taking in 100,000 refugees in 2017
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

US commits to taking in 100,000 refugees in 2017

Sep 20th 2015, 6:10 PM 22,426 Views 167 Comments

Meanwhile, at least 13 migrants including six children died off the coast of Turkey earlier today.

# refugees - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Photos: Migrants treated for suffocation and broken bones after police crackdown
# Refugees
# Refugees

Photos: Migrants treated for suffocation and broken bones after police crackdown

Sep 19th 2015, 9:45 AM 13,383 Views 240 Comments

There has been widespread condemnation of Hungary in the wake of the police actions, and the introduction of tough new laws.

# refugees - Friday 18 September, 2015

These people have locked themselves in a container for 24 hours
# Galway
# Galway

These people have locked themselves in a container for 24 hours

Sep 18th 2015, 4:45 PM 16,930 Views 53 Comments

There’s just one very small portable toilet.

Ireland grants man refugee status but rejects his wife and daughter
# Courts
# Courts

Ireland grants man refugee status but rejects his wife and daughter

Sep 18th 2015, 2:51 PM 28,398 Views 70 Comments

The case will have to be revisited by the Refugee Appeals Tribunal following a court order.

# refugees - Monday 14 September, 2015

Migrant crisis talks: No agreement on quotas until next month
# Major Meeting
# Major Meeting

Migrant crisis talks: No agreement on quotas until next month

Sep 14th 2015, 10:32 PM 17,577 Views 106 Comments

Ministers have been holding emergency talks in Brussels today.

Charlie Hebdo publishes controversial cartoon of drowned Syrian toddler
# Freedom Of Speech
# Freedom Of Speech

Charlie Hebdo publishes controversial cartoon of drowned Syrian toddler

Sep 14th 2015, 8:03 PM 43,125 Views 152 Comments

Some people claim the images mock Aylan Kurdi.