Irish Red Cross co-ordinating Ireland's response to refugee crisis

Preparations are underway to welcome 4,000 refugees to Ireland in the coming weeks and months.

So far, thousands of people have offered beds and other forms of housing in a variety of campaigns through charities and social media groups.

The Irish Red Cross has been tasked with co-ordinating the effort and is urging anyone who would like to offer accommodation places for refugees to get in contact with them directly.

Irish Red Cross co-ordinating Ireland's response to refugee crisis

They have set up a dedicated phone-line: 01 6424 600 and email: MigrationCrisis@redcross.ie

It comes as police on the Greek Island of Lesbos last night said more than 22,000 refugees have been registered there this week alone.

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