Fire destroys huts and mosque at Rohingya refugee site

More than 700,000 Muslims have fled Burma to neighbouring Bangladesh.

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Tenders invited to support resettlement of Syrian refugees in Cork

Cork County Council has invited tenders from voluntary and community organisations to support the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the county over the next two years.

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'We feel safe and very happy here': Communities asked to sponsor refugee families in pilot programme

Up to 50 refugees will be integrated into Irish communities by September as part of a new programme.

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Small boat migrants ‘don’t fear being returned once they reach UK’

Hundreds of people have attempted to cross the English Channel in recent months.

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Asylum seeker wrangle threatens to bring down Dutch government

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte's four-party ruling coalition is struggling to reach agreement over whether to call a temporary halt to deportations of young asylum seekers.

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Pope Francis says fear of migration 'making us crazy'

Pope Francis has said fear of migration is "making us crazy" as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump's promised wall at the US-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north.

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'Please show the world what's going on in Moria. We are human beings'

“Now that I have told my story, I have one request: please help us. Show the world what's going on in Moria. We are human beings. We deserve to be treated that way.”

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Ireland to welcome five unaccompanied child refugees rescued from the Mediterranean

Ireland is taking in five unaccompanied minors who are among 49 migrants and refugees stranded at sea.

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Migrants stranded on Mediterranean rescue boat ‘desperate’

A volunteer on the Sea Watch 3 said the rescued group are owed the ‘same humanity’ of safety as other people saved at sea.

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Cork man imprisoned in Greece to be home for Christmas

A CORK man who was incarcerated in Greece on suspicion of human trafficking and espionage has been released on bail after an agonising 106 days in jail.

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Ireland takes less than half of refugees from war zones it committed to accept

Ireland has taken less than half of the refugees from war zones it has committed to accept, official figures show.

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Readers' Blog: Appeal for toys and clothes

For the second year running, we at Food Not Bombs, a voluntary group, are collecting all sorts of toys and good clothes for the refugee families in Balseskin Direct Provision Centre, St Margarets, Co Dublin.

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Inadequate supports for refugees not just a Greek tragedy

Greek officials have given the Ministry of Migration 30 days to improve conditions in the camp on Moria island or close it down, writes Gordon Brown.

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More than 100 migrants dead after boat sank, campaigners say

Doctors Without Borders said survivors of the incident off the Libyan coast include people with severe burns, pregnant women and babies.

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Migrants begin hunger strike on Italian coastguard ship

The crew of the Diciotti rescued 150 migrants on August 16 from a foundering human trafficker’s boat in the central Mediterranean.

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Court to hear challenge against cap on number of child refugees allowed into UK

The Help Refugees charity is bringing legal action over the Home Office’s calculation that only 480 unaccompanied children should be accepted.

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Ireland offers to take 25 refugees from stranded rescue ship

Ireland has offered to take in up to 25 migrants on board a rescue ship that's stranded off the coast of Malta.

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Hundreds rescued from busy shipping lane

Spanish authorities have rescued 569 refugees crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe by boat.

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Uncertainty and tears for migrants caught in US border chaos

Immigrants are being caught in the confusion amid mixed signals from the Trump administration.

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Record 68.5m people displaced in 2017, UN refugee agency says

Nearly 69 million people who had fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, the UN refugee agency said, a record for the fifth straight year.

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Rescued migrants in Spain seeking French asylum

She called the agreement with France ‘an example of co-operation’ within the European Union.

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UK sends specialist maternity nurses to help pregnant Rohingya rape victims

Many Rohingya women who fled their homes in Burma now face the prospect of giving birth in the monsoon season.

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Burma takes back Rohingya family despite UN concerns

Burma has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled to neighbouring Bangladesh to escape military-led violence against the minority group.

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Latest: Children’s Rights Alliance calls on Government to renew efforts to relocate young refugees

Latest: The Children’s Rights Alliance has today called on the Government to continue to prioritise children in its approach to accepting refugees.

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Eight migrants die as 86 rescued from sinking boat off Libya

At least eight migrants have died and 86 been rescued from a smugglers’ boat after it starting sinking in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the Italian coast guard said.

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Political motive likely in 'shocking' knife attack on pro-immigration German mayor

A knife attack on a German politician known for his welcoming stance towards refugees is likely to have been politically motivated, authorities said.

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Europe facing second wave of refugees: UN Food Chief

Europe is on the verge of a second wave of migration as the situation in refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East worsens, the head of the UN World Food Programme has said.

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Justice Minister announces plans to allow family members of refugees to move to Ireland

It is part of a Government family reunification programme to focus on those living in conflict zones.

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Rescuers call on EU to create safe channels for families fleeing Libya

It has been a nightmare few days for medical teams rescuing refugees from the Mediterranean.

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Lebanon leader says country cannot cope with Syrian refugees

Lebanon's president said his country "can no longer cope" with the presence of Syrian refugees and appealed to the international community for help to organise their return.

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Watch this powerful and simple video before you dare to comment on the refugee crisis

Trócaire have created an animated video which chronicles the migration stories of little Brigit and little Sami.

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Reports that 305 Syrian refugees who landed in Cyrpus paid £1,500 each for trip

A man has been arrested for allegedly captaining one of a pair of boats that took 305 Syrian refugees to the north-west coast of Cyprus.

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EU ruling opens way to 'mixed culture' in Europe, Hungary's PM warns

A ruling by the European Union's top court upholding the relocation of asylum seekers opens the way to a "mixed culture and population" on the continent, Hungary's prime minister said.

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EU Court of Justice rejects refugee scheme challenge from Hungary and Slovakia

The European Court of Justice has rejected efforts by Hungary and Slovakia to stay out of a European Union scheme meant to relocate refugees.

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Thousands more refugees flee violence in western Burma

Tens of thousands more people have crossed by boat and on foot into Bangladesh in the last 24 hours as they flee violence in western Burma, the UNHCR said.

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#GiveaHome has to be one of the best ideas we’ve heard in years ...

Musicians, refugees and local communities are coming together in homes all over the world to recognise the things that unite them: the shared love of music ... and the need for a place to call home.

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More needs to be done to address refugee crisis: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that while a lot has been done to address the causes of mass migration and to slow the flow of refugees to Europe, there is still a lot more to do.

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Driver of ’immigrant smuggling’ truck in which 10 died could face death penalty

The driver of a sweltering tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio has been charged over the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty over the hellish journey.

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Irish Navy to step up operations in Mediterranean

The Irish Navy is to step up its work in the Mediterranean in an effort to clamp down on human trafficking.

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Italy urges EU nations to take in more refugees

The Italian prime minister has urged his EU allies to take in more refugees, saying the relentless arrival of tens of thousands of rescued people on Italian shores is putting his country under enormous strain.

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Van driver killed in Calais after migrants block road with tree trunks

A van driver has been killed in Calais after migrants caused a pile-up by blocking the road with tree trunks, French authorities said.

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EU to launch legal action against three countries over refugee plan

The European Commission is launching legal action against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland for failing to take refugees under a legally binding sharing plan agreed by the European Union.

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Fast-track migrant centres in Greece and Italy 'overwhelmed'

Migrant centres in Greece and Italy meant to fast-track people seeking asylum in Europe are overwhelmed and urgently require more experts, particularly to help vulnerable children travelling alone, EU auditors have warned.

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Fraudster who took citizenship test for refugees across UK jailed

A fraudster who travelled around the UK taking examinations for refugees to help get them visas or citizenship has been jailed for 32 months.

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Hundreds of refugees missing after fire at French camp

Latest: Several hundred refugees have disappeared after they were evacuated from a camp in northern France that was ravaged by a fire that left 10 injured, according to authorities and aid workers.

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Number of Syrian refugees tops five million, says UN

The number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of war has topped the five million mark, the UN's refugee agency said.

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Cork naval officer recalls trauma of rescuing refugees in Mediterranean

A naval officer on peacekeeping duty in Lebanon broke down as she recalled the trauma of her last mission - rescuing migrants and refugees on the Mediterranean.

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Hungary begins building second border fence to stop movement of refugees

Hungary has begun building a second fence on its border with Serbia to stop refugees from freely entering the country.

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Bodies of over 80 African refugees wash up on beach

The bodies of dozens of African refugees have washed ashore in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, humanitarian officials said.

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Migrants clash with Spanish police after hundreds cross Moroccan border

More than 300 migrants entered Spanish territory in North Africa early on Friday when they forced their way through a gate in the fence that separates Morocco from the Ceuta enclave, police said.

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Boulders under Paris bridge block migrants from setting up camps

Boulders placed under a Paris bridge are preventing migrants from setting up camp in an area that has been a magnet for people fleeing war and poverty around the world, aid groups in France said.

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UK will take 350 lone child refugees from Europe, says immigration minister

A total of 350 child refugees will be brought to Britain from Europe under the so-called Dubs Amendment, the Government has announced.

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Cabinet to approve arrival of children from Calais refugee camp

The Cabinet will today approve accepting up to 40 children from the former refugee camp in Calais in France.

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Housing 80 refugees in Roscommon town 'a strange choice', says local councillor

A decision to house 80 refugees in a former hotel in Roscommon has been met with a mixed reaction.

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Germany gives 54,000 migrants grants to return home

German authorities say more than 54,000 migrants, including failed asylum-seekers, have received approval for government funding to return to their homeland this year, paving the way for a significant increase in voluntary departures.

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Half of those in new poll would like to do more to help refugees

Almost half (46%) of Irish people questioned in a nationwide survey want to do more to help with the global refugee crisis.

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Ireland could be forced to take in extra refugees under new EU proposals

Ireland and other EU countries could be forced to take in extra refugees from fellow member states facing "crisis" levels of refugees under reforms set to be discussed in March.

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Ireland's refugee programme has room to expand, study finds

The number of refugees resettled in Ireland doubled between 2015 and 2016, but the numbers being taken in are still low.

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Tánaiste and Childrens Minister to visit Greek refugee camps

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Childrens' Minister Katherine Zappone are travelling to Greece today to see the effects of the refugee crisis first hand.

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