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# refugees - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Palestinian leader violates taboo on refugees

Mahmoud Abbas has publicly suggested his people may have to relinquish claims to ancestral homes in Israel.

# refugees - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

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Angelina Jolie calls for international help for Syrian refugees

“It has been a very heavy experience,” the actress said of her tour of a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

# refugees - Friday 31 August, 2012

No Syria buffer zone possible without UN resolution, says Turkish PM

Erdogan says Assad’s “political life is over” but Turkey cannot move to create safe zones for refugees inside Syria without UN backing.

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Syrian refugees tell of "indiscriminate violence"

Joe Costello, Minister of State for Trade and Development, relates the dire tales of massacre and suffering told to him by Syrian refugees when he visited them in Jordan this week.

# refugees - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Costello to announce increase in humanitarian aid for Syrian refugees

The junior foreign minister will visit a refugee camp in Jordan this week where it’s expected he will announce a significant increase in humanitarian aid for people displaced by the civil war.

# refugees - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

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Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity

Images taken in and around Aleppo recently show increased use of heavy weapons in the area.

# refugees - Monday 30 July, 2012

19 stowaways found in French search on Dublin-bound lorry

UK border police say they found the group of Iranians and Vietnamese during a search on a Latvian truck on Friday.

# refugees - Sunday 29 July, 2012

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Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontiéres says that thousands of refugees are at risk of dying from illnesses that are entirely preventable.

Syria latest: Jordan's refugee camp, the Pope's plea and Aleppo assaults

The Pope has appealed for an end to violence as Syria’s army continues its ferocious attacks on the city of Aleppo.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning…here’s nine things to know before tucking into your Sunday breakfast.

# refugees - Saturday 21 July, 2012

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PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland

Photographer Rory O’Neill sneaked into ‘direct provision’ accommodation in central Dublin to capture these pictures.

Thousands flee Syria as war rages on

Despite the UN’s extension of its observation mission, violence continues to escalate across the country.

# refugees - Monday 9 July, 2012

'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan

As South Sudan marks a year of independence, Medecins Sans Frontieres is calling for urgent intervention as one refugee camp in a wholly unsuitable area is overwhelmed with new arrivals and dreadful conditions.

# refugees - Thursday 5 July, 2012

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers

The scheme will provide young asylum seekers with a mentor to help them integrate into Irish society.

# refugees - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Interviews: ‘I love the food’ – first-hand stories from asylum seekers in Ireland

What’s it really like being an asylum seeker? People living in State-funded accommodation describe their experiences.

# refugees - Saturday 16 June, 2012

State spent €70m on private and state accommodation for asylum seekers

Over 5,100 people are currently being housed in 37 accommodation centres around Ireland.

# refugees - Sunday 18 March, 2012

US set to release previously undisclosed 1940 census data

Historians say that records of 132m people will offer new details about a transformative decade in America amid the Great Depression recovery.

# refugees - Friday 16 March, 2012

Calls for government to recognise Travellers as ethnic group

At today’s Universal Periodic Review, the Irish government was also called on to address the situation of thousands of asylum seekers and take steps towards improving the conditions they live in.

# refugees - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report

Human Rights Watch says witnesses have seen the Syrian army laying the mines along the borders with Turkey and Lebanon.

# refugees - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: I’ve been waiting three years on my citizenship application

Lutfullah Shafaq, 23, has a degree, has never claimed benefits, and wants to work as an Irish taxpayer. So why is the Government restricting his movements?

# refugees - Monday 9 January, 2012

Column: It is wrong to assume all asylum seekers are faking it - and the media is to blame

Thousands of people applied to become Irish citizens last year – but the media only focuses on scare stories about immigration, writes Greg Straton.

# refugees - Monday 10 October, 2011

Column: When refugees flee for their lives, shouldn't we show interest?

Ireland has been a new home for thousands of refugees down the years – and showing support doesn’t have to cost anything, writes Sophie Magennis of the UNHCR.

Irish urged to show support for refugees rebuilding lives

People can get involved by cooking a meal or reading a book, according to a new UN campaign.

# refugees - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

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Video: Angelina Jolie reassessing role with UN agency

The actress says she is considering taking on a bigger role with the UNHCR after ten years as one of its goodwill ambassadors.

# refugees - Friday 23 September, 2011

Palestinian refugees: How statehood bid at UN affects us

Niamh Fleming-Farrell in Beirut and Ronan Delaney in Dublin have been examining what today’s move by President Abbas means to third-generation Palestinian refugees living in camps in Lebanon – and what it does not.

# refugees - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Refugee Council calls for reform of asylum system

The organisation has made proposals about making the system “fairer” – saying that the current structure is far too costly, places burdens on the courts and puts people through unnecessary misery.

# refugees - Monday 12 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Blow to Norris’s re-entry hopes, Hurricane Katia hits Ireland (literally), and proof that Spongebob literally makes you stupid…

# refugees - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Thousands of Palestinian refugees flee camp, says UN

Assad’s troops are reportedly targeting local residents – including refugees, women and children – in an attempt to crush any protest against the regime in the city of Latakia.

# refugees - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Second airlift of Irish aid reaches the Horn of Africa

Irish Aid has delivered aid worth €8.2 million to the region. Meanwhile aid agency GOAL has criticised the UN for “reluctance” to provide peacekeepers, and has said the “international community “has no stomach to tackle terrorists”.

# refugees - Friday 1 July, 2011

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Nine dead in Syria as biggest ever anti-Assad protests take place

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to streets all across Syria to protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s current regime.

# refugees - Monday 20 June, 2011

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World Refugee Day 2011: The photos and stories

“You know, it’s better to die trying to cross the Mediterranean than to stay in this situation in the camp”: Testimonies from refugees who fled the Libyan violence.

# refugees - Friday 17 June, 2011

Italy signs deal with Libya to stem the flow of migrants

Italy says it is bearing the brunt of the influx of refugees fleeing violence in North Africa.

# refugees - Monday 13 June, 2011

Syrians pour across the border after crackdown

Nearly 6,000 Syrians have sought sanctuary in Turkey in the past few days. A military crackdown in the town of Jisr al-Shughour has sent people fleeing.

€813m: Ireland's bill for housing asylum seekers since 2002

Government figures indicate that the accumulated cost of housing Ireland’s asylum seekers will top €800m this year.

# refugees - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Syrian troops push into northern town as crackdown on anti-government protests continues

Meanwhile, Britain’s foreign secretary has called for a UN resolution condemning the Syrian government’s use of force.

# refugees - Friday 3 June, 2011

Bodies of 150 African refugees fleeing Libya discovered off Tunisian coast: report

The vessels got into difficulties off the Tunisian coast on Tuesday as the refugees fled the turmoil in Libya.

# refugees - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Fears for thousands of civilians trapped in besieged Libyan city

An aid ship sent to rescue desperate civilians from the conflict-torn city of Misrata was forced to leave thousands of injured women and children behind yesterday – amongst heavy bombardment and sniper fire.

# refugees - Friday 25 February, 2011

Battles rage in Ivory Coast between rebels and government forces

Tens of thousands of refugees are said to have fled into neighbouring Liberia as the violence worsens.

# refugees - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

Direct-provision hostels for asylum seekers are like 'refugee camps'

Asylum seekers who live for years in direct provision hostels are robbed of the opportunity to integrate, says a new report.

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