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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 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 'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital Andy Needham

'Champion for refugees' rights’: Tributes paid to Irish UNHCR official who died in Kenyan hospital

Andy Needham died unexpectedly following a routine operation.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic Humanitarian

Ireland gives €5.5 million in aid to crises in Chad and Central African Republic

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the crises.

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 Broadcasting watchdog upholds two more complaints against Ray D'Arcy over abortion discussions Complaints

Broadcasting watchdog upholds two more complaints against Ray D'Arcy over abortion discussions

It is understood that RTÉ will meet the BAI in January.

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 Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean Libya

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean

Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.

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 Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year Mass Displacement

Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year

One out of every 122 humans alive today is someone who has been forced to flee their home.

From TheJournal.ie Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today Good Eggs

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

From TheJournal.ie The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness Drinking Ban

The obligatory photo of Ban Ki-Moon pulling a pint of Guinness

You never know who you’ll meet – down in Brogans.

From TheJournal.ie These are the countries hosting the world's refugees Displaced

These are the countries hosting the world's refugees

Ireland has more than 6,000 refugees and a further 5,000 awaiting decisions.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m scared I'll be arrested and held somewhere - that’s why I almost never leave my house' Stateless

'I’m scared I'll be arrested and held somewhere - that’s why I almost never leave my house'

A national conference on Statelessness is being held in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum applications rose by 26% in the first six months of this year Immigration

Asylum applications rose by 26% in the first six months of this year

However, less than 1,000 people applied in Ireland last year.

From TheJournal.ie 260 people died in the Mediterranean in the past two weeks Tragedies At Sea

260 people died in the Mediterranean in the past two weeks

Tragedies at sea as people try to escape their war-torn native countries.

From TheJournal.ie Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016 United Nations

Over 200 refugees will resettle in Ireland in 2015 and 2016

Many of the refugees are expected to come from war-torn Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees Middle East

Government announces further €1 million in aid for Syria refugees

Minister Joe Costello says the crisis equates to “almost every child under the age of eighteen being forced to flee their homes”.

From TheJournal.ie Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark Middle East

Number of Syrian refugees passes 2 million mark

A year ago, the figure was around 230,000. One million Syrian children are now living as refugees.

From TheJournal.ie One person became a refugee every four seconds last year Refugees

One person became a refugee every four seconds last year

Over one million people fled across international borders last year with 6.5 million displaced in their own home countries.

From TheJournal.ie Greek court rules that illegal immigrants were right to escape from police lockup Escape

Greek court rules that illegal immigrants were right to escape from police lockup

The court concluded that the poor conditions in their overcrowded cell left them with no choice.

From TheJournal.ie Angelina Jolie calls for international help for Syrian refugees Helping This post contains images

Angelina Jolie calls for international help for Syrian refugees

“It has been a very heavy experience,” the actress said of her tour of a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

From TheJournal.ie Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies Somalia

Somali militants ban 16 aid groups and UN agencies

The Islamist group has banned Concern, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and UNHCR – amongst others – from operating in the country, where 250,000 people face the immediate risk of starvation.

From TheJournal.ie Column: When refugees flee for their lives, shouldn't we show interest? Opinion

Column: When refugees flee for their lives, shouldn't we show interest?

Ireland has been a new home for thousands of refugees down the years – and showing support doesn’t have to cost anything, writes Sophie Magennis of the UNHCR.

From TheJournal.ie Irish urged to show support for refugees rebuilding lives Refugees

Irish urged to show support for refugees rebuilding lives

People can get involved by cooking a meal or reading a book, according to a new UN campaign.

Video: Angelina Jolie reassessing role with UN agency Angie This post contains videos

Video: Angelina Jolie reassessing role with UN agency

The actress says she is considering taking on a bigger role with the UNHCR after ten years as one of its goodwill ambassadors.

From TheJournal.ie 29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine' Somalia

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.

From TheJournal.ie US prepared to offer 'any kind of assistance' to Libyan rebels Libya

US prepared to offer 'any kind of assistance' to Libyan rebels

The White House has already publicly called on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to leave Libya immediately.