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#Refugees

# refugees - Yesterday’s News

Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain Aquarius This post contains videos

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

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'

‘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'

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 This post contains videos

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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''

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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?

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

# refugees - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin

“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.

# refugees - Monday 8 May, 2017

Trump's travel ban will face a key test today

His administration has tried to bar travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US.

# refugees - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees

A group of teenagers in Ballaghaderreen have won a top prize at the Foróige Citizenship Awards for their efforts at welcoming Syrian refugees to their town.

# refugees - Sunday 16 April, 2017

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

# refugees - Thursday 6 April, 2017

European police forcing migrants to strip and walk back over border according to NGO report

Violence, brutality and unlawful treatment by authorities are frequent according to the 140 people interviewed.

# refugees - Monday 13 March, 2017

Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their status

The refugees will be able to claim social welfare if and when they are granted official refugee status.

# refugees - Sunday 12 March, 2017

After court acquittal, self-styled vigilante in Bulgaria vows to continue 'hunting migrants'

Peter Nizamov was found not guilty of false imprisonment of three migrants in April 2016.

# refugees - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

# refugees - Friday 10 February, 2017

Roscommon town prepares for refugees by building a wall... of welcome

The announcement that the refugees would be arriving has encouraged donations of books and toys.

Journalist convicted for bringing Syrian boy to Sweden

Fredrik Onnevall was filming a documentary when he met the 15-year-old boy in Greece.

# refugees - Saturday 4 February, 2017

US State Department reverses visa ban after judge halted Trump's order

The Department of Justice now intends to file for an emergency stay of this order.

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