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#Refugees

# refugees - Monday 11 January, 2016

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

# refugees - Monday 7 December, 2015

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

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

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'

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

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

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

“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'

‘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

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

# refugees - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

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

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

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'

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

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

“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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

Banksy's theme park taken apart to build refugee shelters

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

There’s just one very small portable toilet.

Ireland grants man refugee status but rejects his wife and daughter

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

Ministers have been holding emergency talks in Brussels today.

Charlie Hebdo publishes controversial cartoon of drowned Syrian toddler

Some people claim the images mock Aylan Kurdi.

Germany to start border controls in response to refugee crisis

Austria’s state-owned rail operator is stopping all trains into the country.

# refugees - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Refugees 'won't get to choose what country they go to'

“That doesn’t exist anywhere in the world.”

A Syrian living in Ireland thinks taking in 4,000 refugees is too little, too late

Ghandi Mallak thinks Irish citizenship is “an honour not an entitlement”. He is upset it has taken European politicians so long to help Syrian people.

# refugees - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?' Syria This post contains videos

'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?'

Irish citizen Ghandi Mallak says no Syrian wants to flee their county, they are forced to – and anyone in their position would probably do the same.