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#Refugees

# refugees - Friday 27 March, 2015

Anti-Deportation Ireland: ALL members of asylum reform group should resign

Sue Conlan says the group has not been fully consulted on new legislation.

# refugees - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Syrian refugees were almost denied treatment at Irish children's hospital

The situation was rectified.

# refugees - Monday 26 January, 2015

Europe or Die: Why so many migrants risk their lives to come here

Since 2000, more than 27,000 refugees have died while attempting to cross the border.

# refugees - Friday 23 January, 2015

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war

The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.

# refugees - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

These are the countries hosting the world's refugees

Ireland has more than 6,000 refugees and a further 5,000 awaiting decisions.

# refugees - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Runaway ship with 900 refugees on board stopped from striking Italian coast

There were 900 Syrian refugees on board the ship.

# refugees - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s - some were called "ungrateful"

The situation is detailed in a memo to Government from 1973.

# refugees - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Ireland has given 111 Syrians permission to live here this year

But rejected the applications of 197.

# refugees - Thursday 4 December, 2014

LGBT asylum-seekers cannot produce 'sex tapes' as evidence

An EU court also ruled authorities can’t ask questions that violate privacy or dignity.

# refugees - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

"Devastating": The World Food Programme has run out of money to feed 1.7m people

Funding has run out for feeding Syrian refugees.

# refugees - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

'In 20 years time Direct Provision centres will be our Magdalene Laundries'

“There’s enough racism and enough anger out there, we don’t need to encourage it more.”

# refugees - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country

This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.

# refugees - Monday 3 November, 2014

'I don’t know how to be happy': Asylum seekers speak out about their experiences in Ireland

A new documentary marks the first time a camera crew has gained access to a Direct Provision Centre.

# refugees - Friday 3 October, 2014

Gerry Adams wasn't allowed tweet from a direct provision centre today - here's why

Adams was visiting the Mosney centre.

# refugees - Friday 26 September, 2014

Asylum applications rose by 26% in the first six months of this year

However, less than 1,000 people applied in Ireland last year.

# refugees - Monday 22 September, 2014

Fleeing ISIS: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have now crossed into Turkey

Extremists with Islamic State have seized dozens of villages in the past week.

# refugees - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Here's how you can make Dublin a City of Sanctuary

You can get involved – it’s simple, say the organisers, who hope it will spread throughout the country.

# refugees - Friday 29 August, 2014

Number of Syrian refugees passes three million

The UN has described it as ‘the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era’.

# refugees - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# refugees - Thursday 14 August, 2014

US troops in Iraq find plight of refugees 'better than feared'

The Pentagon said an evacuation is now far less likely.

# refugees - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Despite everything, one couple got married at a UN school in Gaza today

“I had planned everything: the music, the guest list, my bouquet. And here I am, getting married in a school with thousands of refugees”.

Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq

As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.

# refugees - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Young faces of war: Syrian children bereaved, homeless and losing hope

When will it stop? Syrian children killed, injured and left homeless as conflict continues.

# refugees - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Decisions by Department of Social Protection have 'catastrophic results on peoples lives'

A new report by charity Crosscare identifies social welfare issues as a major factor in homelessness.

# refugees - Friday 11 July, 2014

How many Syrian refugees has Ireland offered to take in?

…And how are we doing compared to everyone else?

# refugees - Friday 27 June, 2014

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016

Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.

# refugees - Friday 20 June, 2014

For the first time since WWII, more than 50 million people have been forced to leave their homes World Refugee Day This post contains images

For the first time since WWII, more than 50 million people have been forced to leave their homes

See the life of two 12-year-old children in a refugee camp in Ethiopia.

# refugees - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Syrians in Ireland ask for 94 family members to be rescued from conflict

The Department of Justice is currently deciding whether to grant temporary residence to the relatives of Irish Syrians still caught up in the conflict.

Faces of War: Syrian children make the most of makeshift homes

The real lives behind the civil war which the world barely notices.

# refugees - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Shakespeare and King Lear are helping Syrian children in Jordan

“When I first came here, children were using the language of war… tanks, bullets and bombs. But that has changed now. To me, this is an achievement.”

# refugees - Monday 24 March, 2014

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.

# refugees - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Mohamad Almasalmeh witnessed one of the first killings of Syrian conflict Refugees This post contains images

Mohamad Almasalmeh witnessed one of the first killings of Syrian conflict

He is one of the 2.5 million who have fled the country.

# refugees - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

# refugees - Monday 10 March, 2014

Some Syrians are 'eating cats and dogs' to survive

Colm O’Gorman described the citizens of Yarmouk as “being treated like pawns in a deadly game”.

# refugees - 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.

# refugees - Friday 7 February, 2014

More than half of Ireland's asylum seekers in 'reception system' for over 3 years

A new report has highlighted a number of problems, including lack of autonomy of the applicants.

# refugees - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Ireland will take in 90 Syrian refugees this year

The 90 includes four medical cases whose needs can only be met outside their current settlements.

# refugees - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Meet the woman who wasn't celebrating on her 100th birthday

As she marks the landmark date, Hallum Al-Amin only fears dying outside her “precious” homeland.

# refugees - Saturday 11 January, 2014

TD raises plight of Palestinian refugees with Iranian government

Sinn Féin TD Sean Crowe says that Iran should step in and help 20,000 Palestinian refugees.

# refugees - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Italy denounced for hosing down migrants in cold water

A video showed male migrants stripped and hosed down in an effort to treat scabies.