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#Refugee

# refugee - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.

# refugee - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Ryanair apologises after denying prominent Arab Spring activist permission to board flight

Palestinian writer İyad el-Baghdadi was due to fly from Berlin to Dublin for a meeting.

# refugee - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her

The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.

# refugee - 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 - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public

The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.

# refugee - 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.

# refugee - Sunday 17 December, 2017

'Why I gave 26-year-old Syrian refugee, Wassim, a room in my home'

“The only difference between them and us is luck and it is, it’s just luck. It could have been me.”

# refugee - 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 - Monday 13 March, 2017

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

# refugee - Sunday 5 February, 2017

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?

Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.

# refugee - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Trump reportedly tore into Australian PM over 'dumb' refugee deal

Another report says he threatened to invade Mexico.

# refugee - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Swedish journalist accused of smuggling Syrian boy who 'begged him for help'

Fredrik Onnevall has said he ‘regrets absolutely nothing’.

# refugee - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

"We've avoided a tragedy here" - people of New Ross just relieved that discovered migrants are alive

Five people, including a three-year-old girl, were found in a container transported to Rosslare from France at the weekend.

# refugee - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Paris will open its first refugee camp in the city next month

Another is planned before the end of the year.

# refugee - Monday 5 September, 2016

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"

Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.

# refugee - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Refugee dies in German shelter after trying to set his wife on fire

The man was known to police.

# refugee - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Somali man denied refugee status has decision overturned on appeal by High Court

The man, aged in his 30s, has been granted a fresh hearing in front of a different member of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal.

# refugee - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

# refugee - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

21-year-old woman sets herself alight after being sent to refugee camp by Australia

All asylum seekers arriving by sea to Australia are sent to camps to prevent them resettling in the country.

# refugee - Monday 21 March, 2016

Man who says he was abducted by Taliban to be given new asylum hearing in Ireland

The man said he had been forced to work for a Taliban commander as a translator.

# refugee - Monday 2 November, 2015

Almost as many migrants arrived in the EU last month as in all of 2014

So far 3,440 people have been reported either drowned or missing.

# refugee - Friday 30 October, 2015

Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child

The little boy, a Bosnian refugee, was abducted from a registration centre for asylum seekers.

# refugee - Sunday 18 October, 2015

German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views

The women suffered serious wounds and four others were injured in the attack.

# refugee - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Distressing images of drowned Syrian toddler highlight tragedy of migrant crisis

WARNING: Readers may find an image in this article upsetting.

# refugee - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Video: Angela Merkel makes Palestinian girl facing deportation cry

Footage of the encounter has gone viral in Germany.

# refugee - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice'

More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.

# refugee - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis

Around 1,750 people have died this year trying to cross the sea from North Africa to Europe.

# refugee - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing

“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”

# refugee - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Minister: No, we don't throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag

Campaigner Sister Stan said yesterday that children were in danger as a result of lack of oversight in direct provision centres.

# refugee - Monday 24 March, 2014

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.

# refugee - Friday 21 March, 2014

940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year

The numbers seeking refuge in EU countries rose 32 per cent in 2013, mainly due to the crisis in Syria.

# refugee - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him'

The finding was made in an extraordinary ruling in the High Court.

# refugee - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words

The UN Refugee Convention was born of the horrors of war – horrifying conflicts that tore Europe apart and left millions dead. How have we forgotten that so quickly?

# refugee - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Squalid camps, bleak prospects greet Syrian refugees at EU's door

Around 11,000 refugees from Syria have crossed into Bulgaria this year. The existing camps are cramped and unheated, with many inhabitants complaining of a lack of access to medical treatment.

# refugee - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process

Our Minister for Justice has bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane and expedient way of processing asylum applications in favour of a new, unwieldy system which will lead only to further delays, writes Fiona Hurley.

Pacific islander loses bid to become world's first 'climate change refugee'

Ioane Teitiota had argued that he should be allowed stay in New Zealand, as his low-lying homeland in the South Pacific is at threat from rising seas.

# refugee - Friday 19 July, 2013

Australian Prime Minister: We are closed to boatpeople from today

“Australians have had enough of seeing people drowning in the waters to our north,” said Australia Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

# refugee - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# refugee - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Australia defends decision to leave asylum-seekers' bodies in Indian Ocean

Up to 13 bodies were spotted in the water but were not recovered while the hunt for survivors was on and now customs off say they were now too busy rescuing other boats.

# refugee - Sunday 3 March, 2013

PICS: The 'humanitarian catastrophe' of Syrian refugee camps Irish Red Cross This post contains images

PICS: The 'humanitarian catastrophe' of Syrian refugee camps

The Red Cross is on the ground at refugee camps in Jordan, where people – mainly women and children – who fled Syria await an uncertain future.

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