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#Refugees

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.

From TheJournal.ie UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority UNHCR

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority

The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration Factcheck

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration

The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage' Public Pay

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he has “no intention” of allowing the Defence Forces access to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre Direct Provision

Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre

The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?

One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, Ireland is NOT "officially accepting Trump refugees" Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Ireland is NOT "officially accepting Trump refugees"

An old article, based on a misquotation, has been spreading the false rumour widely online since Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie "They want to be doctors, lawyers and engineers to rebuild Syria" - Liam Neeson meets refugee children Syria

"They want to be doctors, lawyers and engineers to rebuild Syria" - Liam Neeson meets refugee children

“It is incredibly inspiring to see how education so empowers them. I will never forget them.”

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision Our Table

Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision

More than 4,000 people live in DP centres nationally.

From TheJournal.ie Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report Hotspot

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report

Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and two daughters found dead in freezer as manhunt launched for missing father Denmark

Mother and two daughters found dead in freezer as manhunt launched for missing father

The bodies of the Syrian refugees were discovered by Danish police in the town of Aabenraa.

From TheJournal.ie 'They are angry because the Jungle is finished and they cannot go to England' France

'They are angry because the Jungle is finished and they cannot go to England'

Fires have blazed in Calais since last night.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of migrants expected to remain at demolished Calais camp The Jungle

Thousands of migrants expected to remain at demolished Calais camp

A migrant charity said it is concerned about what will happen later in the week when those determined to get to England refuse to be moved.

From TheJournal.ie French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp Refugees This post contains videos

French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp

Camp residents have begun arriving at designated spots to be bussed to French reception centres.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a lot of hidden antipathy towards helping immigrants' Why So Slow?

'There's a lot of hidden antipathy towards helping immigrants'

Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan on how more empathy and an overhaul of the refugee system can see Ireland take in more migrants.

From TheJournal.ie "We've avoided a tragedy here" - people of New Ross just relieved that discovered migrants are alive Wexford

"We've avoided a tragedy here" - people of New Ross just relieved that discovered migrants are alive

Five people, including a three-year-old girl, were found in a container transported to Rosslare from France at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 99.8% of Hungarian voters have rejected EU migrant quotas in 'invalid' referendum Brussels Or Budapest

99.8% of Hungarian voters have rejected EU migrant quotas in 'invalid' referendum

While almost all who voted backed the Government, turnout was short of the 50% threshold.

From TheJournal.ie "Ireland seems to be far down the list of desired destinations for these refugees" Column

"Ireland seems to be far down the list of desired destinations for these refugees"

Will our children judge us for not doing enough for migrants the way we now wonder about Ireland’s response to the migrant crisis after World War II, asks Barry Ward.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: The refugees stuck in limbo in an eerie, abandoned airport No Place To Go

WATCH: The refugees stuck in limbo in an eerie, abandoned airport

Life gets strange (and boring) when you’re living in an abandoned airport with no prospect of leaving.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland the most welcoming country for Syrian refugees, according to major European study Compassion

Ireland the most welcoming country for Syrian refugees, according to major European study

IRC chief executive David Miliband says the study shows the vast majority of Europeans have “not lost their hearts”.

From TheJournal.ie Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU Migrant Crisis

Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU

They did not give details of how much each card would be worth.

From TheJournal.ie "When you go down the streets, everyone smiles at you": Syrian refugee families settle in the US Finding Home

"When you go down the streets, everyone smiles at you": Syrian refugee families settle in the US

10,000 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the country.

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State is the biggest threat facing continent, Europeans say Terror

Islamic State is the biggest threat facing continent, Europeans say

However, many believe that spending more on defence is not the answer.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are dead souls in living bodies': Australia accused of deliberately ignoring abuse of refugees Abuse And Neglect

'We are dead souls in living bodies': Australia accused of deliberately ignoring abuse of refugees

Asylum-seekers and refugees suffer “severe abuse, inhumane treatment, and neglect,” according to the report.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem SMS

This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem

And through the use of an old tech.

From TheJournal.ie The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees Migrant Crisis

The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees

Over 65 million people have fled their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland Migrant Crisis

Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland

Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.

From TheJournal.ie Charity rejects EU funding in protest at 'shameful' response to migrant crisis MSF

Charity rejects EU funding in protest at 'shameful' response to migrant crisis

“We cannot accept funding from the EU or the member states while at the same time treating the victims of their policies.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean LE Roisin This post contains images

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean

The bodies of two females were also recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Refugee (23) dies after setting himself on fire in 'political protest' Australia

Refugee (23) dies after setting himself on fire in 'political protest'

The man set himself alight on in an apparent protest over Australia’s strict asylum seeker policies.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the refugee camp where thousands are holding out for a better life Julien Mercille In Greece

Inside the refugee camp where thousands are holding out for a better life

Over 50,000 people are stranded in Greece after EU states shut their borders to refugees. Julien Mercille meets some of those looking for a way out.

From TheJournal.ie UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean Crisis

UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean

The UNHCR released a statement today after interviewing survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes in Mediterranean Crisis

Hundreds of migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

Survivors said they were from Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Egypt.

From TheJournal.ie Words of thanks from a Syrian: Irish schoolchildren showed me kindness and hope Opinion

Words of thanks from a Syrian: Irish schoolchildren showed me kindness and hope

Alia Alsoud left Syria in 2011 at start of the civil war. She visited Ireland recently to meet children and teenagers concerned about the refugee crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security Violent Extremism

Bono urges US lawmakers to view foreign aid as national security

The U2 frontman said he understands the financial stress countries are under as they debate how much aid to give.