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#refugee crisis

# refugee-crisis - Friday 17 May, 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?

There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?

There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.

# refugee-crisis - Monday 25 March, 2019

Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope

The Syrian crisis may be entering its ninth year but a return home still feels a long way off for half a million children stranded in Lebanon, writes Aine Costigan

# refugee-crisis - Monday 2 April, 2018

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

# refugee-crisis - 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.

# refugee-crisis - Saturday 17 March, 2018

‘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.

# refugee-crisis - 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.

# refugee-crisis - 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.

# refugee-crisis - 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.

# refugee-crisis - Friday 7 July, 2017

Police move out thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris

The migrants had been living near an aid centre in the capital.

# refugee-crisis - 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.

# refugee-crisis - Monday 20 February, 2017

'When you are in a hole, stop digging' - Swedes have taken issue with Trump's latest tweet

The US president made comments about a supposed terrorist incident in Sweden over the weekend.

# refugee-crisis - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Lesvos project: 'Art is the perfect way to connect with locals. It breaks down any barriers'

Thousands of refugees are crammed in squalid conditions on this Aegean island. One Irishman travelled to Lesvos to paint murals and raise awareness.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Children from Calais 'Jungle' launch legal challenge against British government

Solicitors representing the dozens of children accuse the Home Office of mishandling asylum claims.

# refugee-crisis - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees

The government has pledged to resettle 520 refugees here in 2017.

# refugee-crisis - Sunday 13 November, 2016

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?

One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.

# refugee-crisis - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Angela Merkel's party suffers bruising loss in Berlin elections as far-right party gains

Merkel is facing anger from German citizens over her open-door refugee policy.

# refugee-crisis - Monday 5 September, 2016

Merkel's refugee policy under pressure after poll defeat to anti-migrant party

Merkel’s decision to let in tens of thousands of migrants is expected to be a key point of contention during this election.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Irish sailors have rescued 605 people and recovered 16 dead bodies

The LE James Joyce was today tasked to a metal barge crossing the sea.

# refugee-crisis - Friday 8 July, 2016

Mary Robinson has been digging holes in Ethiopia - and has an important message for Europe

The former Irish president thinks we can learn a lot from the east African nation when it comes to looking after refugees.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean LE Roisin This post contains images

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean

The bodies of two females were also recovered.

# refugee-crisis - Sunday 5 June, 2016

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'

The gorilla’s death received extensive media coverage worldwide; the deaths of the 1000 migrants, much less so, writes a dismayed Julien Mercille.

# refugee-crisis - Sunday 29 May, 2016

As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England

Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.

# refugee-crisis - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Greek police evacuating refugee camp containing over 8,000 people

The move is expected to take at least 10 days.

# refugee-crisis - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean

The sixty-person crew will be on a 12 week mission.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Mick Wallace breaks down in tears talking about the refugee crisis

The TD broke down when speaking about one boy he had met who had lost all his family.

# refugee-crisis - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Ireland is nowhere near close to settling its share of Syrian refugees

Ireland has pledged to take in 4,000 people by the end of next year and so far about 500 have been accepted.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers

It’s the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant and refugee crisis.

# refugee-crisis - Monday 4 January, 2016

One of Europe's most open borders has just been closed

From today those travelling into Sweden from Denmark will need to have ID with them.

# refugee-crisis - Friday 18 December, 2015

Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year

One out of every 122 humans alive today is someone who has been forced to flee their home.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Almost half of Irish people would house a refugee

About the same proportion also feel economic migrants strengthen Ireland.

# refugee-crisis - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

The EU is about to propose one of the biggest transfers of sovereignty in decades

However, Ireland will not be obliged to take part in the controversial border guard system.

# refugee-crisis - Monday 14 December, 2015

Ireland is giving more money to help people suffering in Syria

A total of €13 million in humanitarian support has now been committed to victims of the Syrian conflict by the Irish government this year.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 3 December, 2015

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

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

# refugee-crisis - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees

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

# refugee-crisis - Friday 20 November, 2015

France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuv said Paris received no warnings about Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

White House hopeful Ben Carson compares Syrian refugees to rabid dogs

He called for “screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are”.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 19 November, 2015

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

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

# refugee-crisis - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Seven children among 14 drowned after boat sinks off Turkey

It comes as politicians from sixty nations, including Ireland, gather for a summit in Malta.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 29 October, 2015

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

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

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