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# unhcr - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Record 80 million people now displaced in 'bleak milestone', UN says
# United Nations
# United Nations

Record 80 million people now displaced in 'bleak milestone', UN says

Dec 9th 2020, 9:00 AM 8,103 Views 11 Comments

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi said this will “continue to grow unless world leaders stop wars”.

# unhcr - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something'
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Opinion: 'We will soon see asylum seekers living in sports halls and tents if we don't do something'

Nov 20th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,719 Views 116 Comments

Head of the UN Refugee Agency Enda O’Neill says a “road map” is needed to complete reform in Ireland’s asylum system.

# unhcr - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times

Apr 25th 2018, 9:17 AM 14,034 Views 24 Comments

Some people are waiting over two years for a decision on their asylum application.

# unhcr - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty

Sep 12th 2017, 10:25 AM 4,603 Views 36 Comments

Globally, 91% of children attend primary school, compared to just 61% of refugee children.

# unhcr - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital
# Andy Needham
# Andy Needham

'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital

Aug 15th 2017, 9:56 PM 15,457 Views 7 Comments

Andy Needham died unexpectedly following a routine operation.

# unhcr - Monday 3 July, 2017

Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic
# Humanitarian
# Humanitarian

Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic

Jul 3rd 2017, 12:22 PM 7,856 Views 36 Comments

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.

# unhcr - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers
# Clearing The Backlog
# Clearing The Backlog

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers

Jan 3rd 2017, 11:46 AM 11,991 Views 26 Comments

The “single procedure” process for asylum applications has come into effect.

# unhcr - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Broadcasting watchdog upholds two more complaints against Ray D'Arcy over abortion discussions
# Complaints
# Complaints

Broadcasting watchdog upholds two more complaints against Ray D'Arcy over abortion discussions

Dec 21st 2016, 2:58 PM 20,506 Views 66 Comments

It is understood that RTÉ will meet the BAI in January.

# unhcr - Friday 25 November, 2016

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority
# UNHCR
# UNHCR

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority

Nov 25th 2016, 8:44 AM 12,194 Views 14 Comments

The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.

# unhcr - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean
# Libya
# Libya

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean

Nov 3rd 2016, 9:25 PM 19,784 Views 84 Comments

Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.

# unhcr - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean
# Crisis
# Crisis

UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean

Apr 20th 2016, 2:26 PM 11,567 Views 110 Comments

The UNHCR released a statement today after interviewing survivors.

# unhcr - Friday 18 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 18th 2015, 8:13 AM 6,288 Views 23 Comments

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

# unhcr - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today
# Good Eggs
# Good Eggs

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

Sep 16th 2015, 10:52 AM 12,974 Views 78 Comments

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

# unhcr - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness
# Drinking Ban
# Drinking Ban

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness

May 26th 2015, 10:10 AM 13,456 Views 36 Comments

You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.

# unhcr - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

These are the countries hosting the world's refugees
# Displaced
# Displaced

These are the countries hosting the world's refugees

Jan 7th 2015, 7:30 AM 11,815 Views 36 Comments

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

# unhcr - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

'I’m scared I'll be arrested and held somewhere - that’s why I almost never leave my house'
# Stateless
# Stateless

'I’m scared I'll be arrested and held somewhere - that’s why I almost never leave my house'

Oct 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 11,975 Views 15 Comments

A national conference on Statelessness is being held in Dublin today.

# unhcr - Friday 26 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 26th 2014, 1:58 PM 7,551 Views 198 Comments

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

# unhcr - Sunday 27 July, 2014

260 people died in the Mediterranean in the past two weeks
# Tragedies At Sea
# Tragedies At Sea

260 people died in the Mediterranean in the past two weeks

Jul 27th 2014, 7:45 AM 18,877 Views 12 Comments

Tragedies at sea as people try to escape their war-torn native countries.

# unhcr - Friday 27 June, 2014

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016
# United Nations
# United Nations

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016

Jun 27th 2014, 2:50 PM 8,191 Views 130 Comments

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

# unhcr - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees
# Middle East
# Middle East

Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:56 AM 3,547 Views 76 Comments

Minister Joe Costello says the crisis equates to “almost every child under the age of eighteen being forced to flee their homes”.

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark
# Middle East
# Middle East

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:31 AM 2,902 Views 16 Comments

A year ago, the figure was around 230,000. One million Syrian children are now living as refugees.

# unhcr - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year
# Refugees
# Refugees

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year

Jun 19th 2013, 8:01 AM 3,042 Views 49 Comments

Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.

# unhcr - Monday 14 January, 2013

Greek court rules that illegal immigrants were right to escape from police lockup
# Escape
# Escape

Greek court rules that illegal immigrants were right to escape from police lockup

Jan 14th 2013, 9:45 PM 8,745 Views 17 Comments

The court concluded that the poor conditions in their overcrowded cell left them with no choice.

# unhcr - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Angelina Jolie calls for international help for Syrian refugees
# Helping
# Helping

Angelina Jolie calls for international help for Syrian refugees

Sep 11th 2012, 3:54 PM 5,919 Views 40 Comments

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

# unhcr - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies
# Somalia
# Somalia

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

Nov 29th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,191 Views 11 Comments

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

# unhcr - Monday 10 October, 2011

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

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

Oct 10th 2011, 3:31 PM 26 Views 6 Comments

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
# Refugees
# Refugees

Irish urged to show support for refugees rebuilding lives

Oct 10th 2011, 3:03 PM 278 Views 0 Comments

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

# unhcr - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Video: Angelina Jolie reassessing role with UN agency
# Angie
From The Daily Edge
# Angie

Video: Angelina Jolie reassessing role with UN agency

Oct 4th 2011, 4:16 PM 672 Views 2 Comments

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

# unhcr - Friday 5 August, 2011

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'
# Somalia
# Somalia

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'

Aug 5th 2011, 11:04 AM 929 Views 1 Comment

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.

# unhcr - Sunday 27 February, 2011

US prepared to offer 'any kind of assistance' to Libyan rebels
# Libya
# Libya

US prepared to offer 'any kind of assistance' to Libyan rebels

Feb 27th 2011, 7:18 PM 449 Views 0 Comments

The White House has already publicly called on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to leave Libya immediately.