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From TheJournal.ie Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down Moria

Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down

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

From TheJournal.ie Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week Lesbos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp Moria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie DCU announces multiple new scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees Education For All

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.

From TheJournal.ie Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp Migrants

Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp

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

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 crisis highlights how 'unsuitable' some Direct Provisions conditions are, Ombudsman says Direct Provision

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'You're living in a jungle and you have to survive': The reality of life in a refugee camp Beirut

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross the Greece-Turkey border Syria Civil War

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

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

From TheJournal.ie At least 13,000 migrants and refugees gather at Greek border as fighting escalates in Syria Idlib

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre Asylum Seekers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I might never see my parents again': Asylum seekers share their experiences of isolation and PTSD Syria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Justice Minister welcomes 50 Syrians at Mosney following arrival at Dublin Airport Refugees

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Up to 2,900 refugees will be given sanctuary in Ireland over the next four years Resettling

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving Travel To Work

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says racist 'scaremongering' in communities needs to be called out Direct Provision

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis Essex

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish people cannot 'remain silent' in face of attacks on refugees, warns President Direct Provision

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

Michael D Higgins made the speech in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan said there is 'no threat' to local communities from Direct Provision Oughterard

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fresh concerns over Direct Provision after incident involving children at Cork centre Gardaí

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The UN's refugee chief is in Ireland and says wait times in Direct Provision must improve Asylum Applications

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

Filippo Grandi complimented Ireland on its resettlement efforts.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says migrant detention centres will be opened up to visits by journalists Border

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: An inspirational school project reminds us of our shared humanity Column

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities' LE Eithne

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Cork launches plan to better integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants City Of Sanctuary

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Farmers wouldn't keep cows in this': Complaints over mould, leaks at Dublin Direct Provision centre Watergate House

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Sebastian Barry: Fragment of a coffin ship journal, author unknown Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'After the second attack he became antisocial, children in Direct Provision are targeted' Asylum Seekers

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There had been enormous worry': Direct Provision centre to remain open - and three others get the green light Clondalkin Towers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Waterford locals defy anti-immigrant protesters by applauding meeting to welcome Syrian refugees Lismore

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

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

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.

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