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A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
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A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 15,834 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

Bayern Munich star wants people 'to know about importance of helping refugees’
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Bayern Munich star wants people 'to know about importance of helping refugees’

Mar 24th 2021, 5:47 PM 3,952 Views 0 Comments

Alphonso Davies will work as a global goodwill ambassador for UNHCR.

O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'
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O'Gorman will 'consider' State apology on Direct Provision but 'the best thing we can do is create new system'

Feb 26th 2021, 11:35 AM 11,186 Views 5 Comments

Plans to end Direct Provision by 2024 were unveiled today.

UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats
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UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats

Nov 29th 2020, 7:19 AM 8,674 Views 0 Comments

The deal will see more police deployed in the route.

Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down
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Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down

Sep 11th 2020, 12:35 PM 14,338 Views 20 Comments

Greek authorities have said the fires on Tuesday and Wednesday evening were deliberately set by some of the camp’s residents.

Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week
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Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week

Sep 10th 2020, 10:58 AM 14,953 Views 28 Comments

The blaze means thousands more refugees are in need of emergency housing.

Opinion: As Moria camp burns, we cannot stand over the EU's neglect of refugees any longer
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Opinion: As Moria camp burns, we cannot stand over the EU's neglect of refugees any longer

Sep 9th 2020, 7:00 PM 21,792 Views 41 Comments

Jack Sheehan says the EU’s policy on refugees is inhumane and that Irish citizens must hold MEPs to account.

Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp
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Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp

Sep 9th 2020, 8:21 AM 17,535 Views 11 Comments

A state of emergency is set to be declared on the island.

DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees
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DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees

Jun 18th 2020, 6:32 PM 18,404 Views 101 Comments

A recent study by DCU proved that access programmes help improve participation by refugees in higher education.

Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp
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Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp

Jun 17th 2020, 6:01 PM 27,958 Views 55 Comments

The children will be received into the care of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says
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Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says

Apr 23rd 2020, 6:05 AM 10,675 Views 14 Comments

The Ombudsman today published his annual commentary on Direct Provision complaints.

'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp
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'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp

Apr 13th 2020, 9:00 PM 18,203 Views 11 Comments

Refugee camps in Lebanon are at breaking point but many people don’t want to leave their homes, instead choosing to improve them from inside.

'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee
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'I feel as though I am dead but in a living body': The mental health toll of life as a refugee

Apr 12th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,429 Views 15 Comments

Syrian refugees in Lebanon have shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes
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'My nephew was hit by a rocket, we couldn't find any trace of him': Syrians explain why they fled their homes

Apr 11th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,491 Views 11 Comments

NGOs in Lebanon are trying to build bridges between Syrian refugees and local people, using techniques from Northern Ireland.

'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps
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'We're showering twice a day': Concerns over 'disastrous' consequences Covid-19 could cause in refugee camps

Mar 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 21,028 Views 20 Comments

NGOs have warned that self-isolation is virtually impossible in refugee camps and informal settlements.

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border
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Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border

Mar 3rd 2020, 1:00 PM 12,720 Views 76 Comments

Greek authorities said they thwarted an attempt by about 1,000 people overnight to cross the border.

At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria
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At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria

Mar 1st 2020, 12:00 PM 12,771 Views 30 Comments

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened his country’s borders with Europe.

'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre
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'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre

Feb 19th 2020, 3:01 PM 14,014 Views 37 Comments

“It’s a fait accompli, I would prefer if there had been more consultation,” one councillor said.

'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD
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'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD

Jan 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 16,160 Views 40 Comments

Many female asylum seekers and refugees in Ireland are living with depression, anxiety and PTSD, a new report has found.

Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport
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Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport

Dec 30th 2019, 3:51 PM 26,306 Views 162 Comments

The families have been resettled in Ireland under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years
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Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years

Dec 17th 2019, 3:11 PM 24,375 Views 186 Comments

3,151 people have arrived to Ireland through a refugee programme since 2015.

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving
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Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Nov 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,706 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out
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Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out

Nov 6th 2019, 1:22 PM 16,467 Views 106 Comments

Defending Direct provision, he said it ‘is an imperfect system, but not an inhumane one’.

'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis
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'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis

Nov 3rd 2019, 10:00 PM 20,235 Views 0 Comments

The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.

Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President
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Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President

Sep 30th 2019, 6:47 PM 26,641 Views 157 Comments

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision
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Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision

Sep 29th 2019, 3:34 PM 17,007 Views 82 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan was speaking to RTÉ One’s The Week in Politics this afternoon.

Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre
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Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre

Jul 23rd 2019, 12:02 AM 39,247 Views 0 Comments

The Department of Justice says it is aware of an incident in the centre.

The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve
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The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve

Jul 11th 2019, 6:21 AM 11,959 Views 27 Comments

Filippo Grandi complimented Ireland on its resettlement efforts.

Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists
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Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists

Jul 8th 2019, 8:00 AM 7,576 Views 43 Comments

His comments come after reports over the weekend described one centre in Texas as filled with hundreds of children wearing filthy clothes.

Lynn Ruane: An inspirational school project reminds us of our shared humanity
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Lynn Ruane: An inspirational school project reminds us of our shared humanity

May 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 11,517 Views 12 Comments

I find it obscene that Ireland is dragging its feet rather than creating an environment where families torn apart by war can start a new life, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'
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Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

Apr 1st 2019, 9:42 AM 16,576 Views 14 Comments

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
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Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants

Mar 30th 2019, 9:30 AM 18,257 Views 46 Comments

Cork will be the latest area to become a so-called place of sanctuary – making it part of a wider national, and indeed international, movement.

'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre
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'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre

Mar 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 26,772 Views 47 Comments

The centre accommodated around 50 asylum seekers before it closed last June.

Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown
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Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:00 PM 19,978 Views 16 Comments

The truth is my father was ashamed of our emergency, he was a proud man that had worked his quarter acre like a Trojan. Now he was nothing.

'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'
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'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted'

Mar 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 20,362 Views 0 Comments

Parents talk to us about why they are seeking asylum in Ireland and the impact of raising a family in an institutionalised setting.

Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people
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Opinion: Let's drop the narrative of the undeserving poor and other myths that dehumanise people

Mar 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 12,856 Views 26 Comments

My new play attempts to capture the perspective of young people who have been in state care – humanity has to be at the core of our response, writes Fionnuala Kennedy.

'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light
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'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light

Mar 13th 2019, 8:52 AM 19,214 Views 57 Comments

About 70 residents at the Clondalkin centre have protected status and faced the risk of becoming homeless.

Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees
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Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees

Mar 5th 2019, 2:48 PM 32,859 Views 115 Comments

A meeting of the Lismore Welcome Project was interrupted last night.

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

Feb 12th 2019, 9:42 AM 29,120 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 4:55 PM 21,140 Views 180 Comments

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

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