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#Refugees

From TheJournal.ie Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill Scott Morrison

Australian government suffers first major defeat in nearly 100 years over refugees bill

Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week ruled out calling a snap election if his government was defeated over the “stupid” bill.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-racism rally held outside fire-damaged Leitrim hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre Rooskey

Anti-racism rally held outside fire-damaged Leitrim hotel earmarked as Direct Provision centre

The hotel was damaged in a suspected arson attack earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to accept 5 migrant minors from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people Malta

Ireland to accept 5 migrant minors from Malta following EU deal to relocate almost 300 people

Almost 50 migrants who were stranded at sea for weeks aboard two rescue ships arrived in Malta yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon Refugees

Heavy rain and snow wrecks Syrian refugee settlements in Lebanon

Thousands have been left in need of emergency assistance, according to aid workers.

From TheJournal.ie Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today Céad Míle Fáilte

Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today

They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

From TheJournal.ie New report details surge in activity from far-right Twitter accounts during Mediterranean crisis Refugees

New report details surge in activity from far-right Twitter accounts during Mediterranean crisis

Dublin City University analysed almost 7.5 million tweets during the period October 2015- May 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Children in cages is the new normal in Hungary Migrants

Opinion: Children in cages is the new normal in Hungary

EU leaders must end the practice of imprisoning unaccompanied minors in Hungary and throughout Europe, writes Sinn Fein senator Paul Gavan.

From TheJournal.ie 'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece Clowns Without Borders

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece

The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.

From TheJournal.ie 'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre Taken Down

'Gripping and gritty': Praise for new RTÉ crime drama set around direct provision centre

The Irish Refugee Council said it hopes this show will contribute to the conversation taking place around the direct provision system.

From TheJournal.ie Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared Brexit

Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared

The number has grown 40-fold since 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims Crisis

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split Migration Deal

Merkel and minister reach late-night deal to avert government split

Merkel has put to rest a row with her interior minister Horst Seehofer that had threatened the survival of her coalition government.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules Right To Work

Asylum seekers will be allowed to work in Ireland under new rules

Over 3,000 people will be eligible for the new scheme which will allow asylum seekers take up temporary and permanent positions.

From TheJournal.ie Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain Aquarius This post contains videos

Rescue boats carrying 630 migrants refused entry in Italy begin arriving in Spain

The Aquarius has caused a major diplomatic row over European immigration policy.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City' Column

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

From TheJournal.ie People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing' Housing Crisis

People 'unable to leave direct provision centres if they can't find alternative housing'

A report found the housing crisis is ‘contributing to bottlenecks’ in the asylum system.

From TheJournal.ie Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship Miracle This post contains videos

Irish nurse helps deliver baby boy on board rescue ship

The mother had been kidnapped in Libya and was subjected to regular beatings before she escaped.

From TheJournal.ie UN says Ireland needs to take 'immediate action' to cut asylum waiting times Direct Provision

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that' Asylum Seeker

'Since moving to Ireland I have been born again, I want to thank the country for that'

A Sudanese journalist and painter talks about fleeing his home country after receiving death threats.

From TheJournal.ie 'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing' Syria To Ireland

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece Aegean Sea

At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece

Another three people are missing after the boat went down overnight.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation Integration

‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation

An expert has said better integration of asylum seekers and refugees must play a role in this process.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm very frightened': Stories from people who were denied entry at Ireland's border Border Control

'I'm very frightened': Stories from people who were denied entry at Ireland's border

New research found some people denied entry were held in prisons for a number of days before being sent back to their country of origin.

From TheJournal.ie How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation Radical Pathways

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation

Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying'' Syria

'We spoke on the phone to people in Eastern Ghouta who said: 'We are dying''

Displaced Syrians living in Ireland are calling for more action to be taken to stop ongoing conflict in their home country.

From TheJournal.ie Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC University Of Sanctuary

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.

From TheJournal.ie 'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas Urbi Et Orbi

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas

In a mass in Bethlehem, an archbishop used his homily to lambast the “Herods of today”.

From TheJournal.ie 530 refugees to to be reunited with family members who are already living in Ireland Resettlement Programme

530 refugees to to be reunited with family members who are already living in Ireland

The Justice Minister also announced an increase in the number of new refugees to be resettled in Ireland over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fourteen kilometres separate life from death': Award-winning photographer captures the trials of refugee life Without Borders

'Fourteen kilometres separate life from death': Award-winning photographer captures the trials of refugee life

Marcos Moreno’s work is going on show in Dublin until November.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to accept 330 extra refugees next year Protection Programme

Ireland to accept 330 extra refugees next year

The country has now pledged to take in 600 refugees in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case Travel Ban Upheld

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's refugee restrictions in travel ban case

The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January.

From TheJournal.ie There are 3.5 million refugee children not in school because of war and poverty Refugee Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees' Opinion

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar? Rohingya

Explainer: Who are the Rohingya, and why are hundreds of thousands fleeing Myanmar?

According to the UN, 270,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh in the past two weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch' Migrant Crisis

Young people's welcoming attitude towards refugees 'shows governments are out of touch'

72.6% of people aged between 18 and 35 would welcome refugees into their countries, according to a World Economic Foundation survey.

From TheJournal.ie 'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral Ballyhaunis This post contains videos

'Up Mayo': How this documentary about GAA in Ireland's most diverse town went viral

Maurice O’Brien has had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to his film about Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

From TheJournal.ie Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland Protection

Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland

A new Bill will amend the International Protection Act 2015, which covers the reunification of refugee families.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty Migrant Crisis

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty

Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.

From TheJournal.ie This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey Left With Nothing

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.

From TheJournal.ie In the time it takes to read this headline, two people worldwide will have been forced from their homes Refugees

In the time it takes to read this headline, two people worldwide will have been forced from their homes

New figures from the UN say a record 65 million people have been displaced

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