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#Refugees

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Some sewed their lips together to raise awareness': Asylum-seekers win multimillion payout Papua New Guinea

'Some sewed their lips together to raise awareness': Asylum-seekers win multimillion payout

They won the equivalent of €47 million.

From TheJournal.ie EU takes legal action against Hungary, Poland, and Czechs for refusing to take refugees Brussels Frustration

EU takes legal action against Hungary, Poland, and Czechs for refusing to take refugees

Around 160,000 migrants in Italy and Greece are to be relocated to other EU states, but that has proven to be a slow process.

From TheJournal.ie Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin Addiction

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin

“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's travel ban will face a key test today Religious Bias

Trump's travel ban will face a key test today

His administration has tried to bar travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees Ballaghaderreen

'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees

A group of teenagers in Ballaghaderreen have won a top prize at the Foróige Citizenship Awards for their efforts at welcoming Syrian refugees to their town.

From TheJournal.ie In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike Hope Springs

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

From TheJournal.ie European police forcing migrants to strip and walk back over border according to NGO report Inhumane

European police forcing migrants to strip and walk back over border according to NGO report

Violence, brutality and unlawful treatment by authorities are frequent according to the 140 people interviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their status Asylum Seekers

Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their status

The refugees will be able to claim social welfare if and when they are granted official refugee status.

From TheJournal.ie After court acquittal, self-styled vigilante in Bulgaria vows to continue 'hunting migrants' Not Gonna Stop Me

After court acquittal, self-styled vigilante in Bulgaria vows to continue 'hunting migrants'

Peter Nizamov was found not guilty of false imprisonment of three migrants in April 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

From TheJournal.ie Roscommon town prepares for refugees by building a wall... of welcome Ballaghaderreen

Roscommon town prepares for refugees by building a wall... of welcome

The announcement that the refugees would be arriving has encouraged donations of books and toys.

From TheJournal.ie Journalist convicted for bringing Syrian boy to Sweden Convicted

Journalist convicted for bringing Syrian boy to Sweden

Fredrik Onnevall was filming a documentary when he met the 15-year-old boy in Greece.

From TheJournal.ie US State Department reverses visa ban after judge halted Trump's order Stalemate

US State Department reverses visa ban after judge halted Trump's order

The Department of Justice now intends to file for an emergency stay of this order.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees We Had A Deal

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson Chilling

'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson

The former Irish president was scathing in her criticism this morning of the American commander-in-chief.

From TheJournal.ie Irish tech executives say Trump's travel ban 'makes no sense morally or economically' Silicon Valley

Irish tech executives say Trump's travel ban 'makes no sense morally or economically'

Stripe and Intercom are matching public donations made to the American Civil Liberties Union.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'? All The Facts

FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'?

We take a look at what actually happened in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Here's exactly what the Attorney General said before Donald Trump fired her Letter To Lawyers

Here's exactly what the Attorney General said before Donald Trump fired her

“I am responsible for ensuring the positions we take in court remain consistent with the institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.”

From TheJournal.ie Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption Chaos Reigns

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption

The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump seems to have made me an alien': Mo Farah hits out at US President Somalia

'Trump seems to have made me an alien': Mo Farah hits out at US President

“It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home.”

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban Smiles And Shamrocks This post contains a poll

Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban

The Green Party says Trump’s actions are “intolerable”, while Charlie Flanagan says the ban “concerns” him.

From TheJournal.ie Setback for Trump as US judge stops deportations under refugee ban Airport Protests This post contains videos

Setback for Trump as US judge stops deportations under refugee ban

The American Civil Liberties Union won a legal challenge, describing Trump’s move as a ban on Muslims.

From TheJournal.ie Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US Terrorism

Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US

Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely.

From TheJournal.ie Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall It Won't Be Easy

Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall

Much of the land needed to build the wall is privately owned, implying lengthy legal proceedings and political blowback.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a great thing': Trump heralds Brexit Brexit

'It's a great thing': Trump heralds Brexit

Trump also attacked Angela Merkel over her immigration policy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Integration means you are Syrian and now you're Irish as well' Integration

'Integration means you are Syrian and now you're Irish as well'

A welcome reception for Syrian refugees is being held in Blanchardstown today.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a farce': Anger as TD 'left in the dark over refugee centre' What's Going On?

'This is a farce': Anger as TD 'left in the dark over refugee centre'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he hopes the refugees have been well-screened.

From TheJournal.ie The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016 Migrant Crisis

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers Clearing The Backlog

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean Italy's Coastguard

"We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean

A look into the world of the Italian coastguard during testing times.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees Migrant Crisis

Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees

The government has pledged to resettle 520 refugees here in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece Asylum

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.