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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# world refugee day

This year
'Fortress Europe': NGOs and MEPs critical of EU following migrant Mediterranean tragedy
A report by
David MacRedmond
Last week’s tragedy off Greece took place a week before World Refugee Day.
Advocates say Ireland has a 'two-tier' asylum system ahead of World Refugee Day
“The Ukrainians aren’t getting treated amazingly… but the fact that they have been given PPS numbers, it means that they could have done this with all asylum seekers from the beginning.”
All time
DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees
A recent study by DCU proved that access programmes help improve participation by refugees in higher education.
This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey
Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.
One out of every 113 people on the planet is displaced or a refugee
It’s World Refugee Day today. This is the first time the threshold of 60 million has been crossed.
'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.
Ireland treats children seeking asylum as 'second class citizens'
The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection today made comparisons between asylum centres and mother and baby homes and asked why we’re not right outraged now, when it’s happening.
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.
Ireland pledges another €1.65 million to help refugee crisis in Syria
Ireland has now given over €10 million to the crisis in Syria.
Is the European Union funding the torture of refugees in Libya?
Amnesty International says European funding to secure Libyan borders is resulting in ‘holding centres’ where abuses occur.
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.