'Toolkit' launched to help settle refugees in Ireland on World Refugee day

'Toolkit' launched to help settle refugees in Ireland on World Refugee day

A new "toolkit" designed to help people working with refugees and immigrants in Ireland is being launched today.

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Irish Examiner View: Silence haters - Refugee numbers up 30%

Irish Examiner View: Silence haters - Refugee numbers up 30%

The news that the number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year rose by 30% to 4,740 — an increase of almost 1,100 — will no doubt provoke another bout of face-twitching among those who stood on an anti-immigrant ticket in our February election.

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Department to transfer asylum seekers to new centre in Kerry town

Department to transfer asylum seekers to new centre in Kerry town

A new accommodation centre for asylum seekers is opening in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, with the first of 150 asylum seekers

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Female refugees face dire situation after aid workers flee Lesbos

Female refugees face dire situation after aid workers flee Lesbos

Two British humanitarian workers described the challenges facing refugees as the world prepares to mark International Women’s Day.

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More clashes on Turkish border as Greek police look to repel migrants

More clashes on Turkish border as Greek police look to repel migrants

Tear gas and water cannon were used in a bid to foil crossings.

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Ex-child refugee says modern leaders are using migrants as pawns

Ex-child refugee says modern leaders are using migrants as pawns

Ruth Barnett, 85, was collecting an MBE for services to Holocaust education and awareness.

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'There were angry mobs on the road': Irish GP among volunteers attacked on Greek island

'There were angry mobs on the road': Irish GP among volunteers attacked on Greek island

An Irish doctor volunteering in a refugee camp in Greece was among a group of volunteers who were attacked by a mob wielding planks of wood and baseball bats last night.

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Caoimhe Butterly: Inside the refugee camp

Caoimhe Butterly: Inside the refugee camp

The Greek island of Lesbos has been a transit point for hundreds of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers. Moria refugee camp is a former detention centre with capacity for less than 3,000 people. Caoimhe Butterly meets some of the families caught up in the chaos and despair.

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Young migrant children rescued from near-freezing conditions in English Channel

Young migrant children rescued from near-freezing conditions in English Channel

The coastguard responded to ‘a number of incidents’ off the Kent coast on Thursday morning.

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Child, 10, dies in undercarriage of plane as British MPs vote down child refugee protections

Child, 10, dies in undercarriage of plane as British MPs vote down child refugee protections

British MPs have voted down proposals to enshrine protections for child refugees as part of the Government's Brexit agreement on the day that the body of a child aged 10 has been found in the undercarriage of a plane which arrived in Paris.

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More than 40 migrants intercepted by UK's Border Force crossing English Channel

More than 40 migrants intercepted by UK's Border Force crossing English Channel

The incidents come after more than 60 people were rescued on Sunday.

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'They can now look to the future with hope' - Minister welcomes 50 Syrians to Ireland

'They can now look to the future with hope' - Minister welcomes 50 Syrians to Ireland

Up to 50 Syrians who arrived at Dublin Airport this morning have moved into the Mosney accommodation centre in Co. Meath.

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Migrant boy found wandering along motorway in the UK at night

Migrant boy found wandering along motorway in the UK at night

‘It’s impossible to imagine how scared someone would be, not knowing where they are, not knowing where their parents are’.

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Police find young boy on M6 who had ‘illegally entered the UK’

Police find young boy on M6 who had ‘illegally entered the UK’

The child was found after reports of a pedestrian on the motorway.

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10 children among 69 migrants intercepted in five boats trying to cross English channel

10 children among 69 migrants intercepted in five boats trying to cross English channel

Some 69 migrants - including 10 children - were caught trying to cross the cold English Channel in the dark during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

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Ireland to accept 2,900 refugees over next four years

Ireland to accept 2,900 refugees over next four years

The refugees will arrive in Ireland through a combination of resettlement and community sponsorship.

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UN urges ‘reboot’ of world's response to refugees after millions uprooted

UN urges ‘reboot’ of world's response to refugees after millions uprooted

The first Global Refugee Forum is being held in Geneva.

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Bette Browne: Children paying price of inhuman treatment

Bette Browne: Children paying price of inhuman treatment

Doctors are offering to vaccinate at risk children after at least three deaths among thousands being held in the US, many in camps separated from their parents, says Bette Browne

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New refugee resettlement scheme to be rolled out nationwide following successful pilot

New refugee resettlement scheme to be rolled out nationwide following successful pilot

A new refugee resettlement scheme which has seen Irish communities open their arms to welcome those fleeing war and persecution is to be rolled out nationwide.

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Ireland has taken in 2,500 refugees in four years, report finds

Ireland has taken in 2,500 refugees in four years, report finds

Almost half of the refugees admitted were under 18 on arrival.

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Ireland should more than double intake of refugees to meet 'fair share', migrant group says

Ireland should more than double intake of refugees to meet 'fair share', migrant group says

Ireland should more than double its annual intake of refugees over the coming three years to meet its “fair share” of the projected global refugee resettlement need, a migrant umbrella group has said.

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Calais migrant camp cleared by police for third day in a row

Calais migrant camp cleared by police for third day in a row

The number of migrants taken in by UK authorities so far this year is thought to have already passed 1,000.

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Families in Dunkirk camp describe fleeing violence in search of safer life

Families in Dunkirk camp describe fleeing violence in search of safer life

A Kurdish family who fled Iraq and were rescued from a dinghy in the Channel live on TV said they will attempt the crossing again.

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Ireland to take in migrants stranded on Mediterranean rescue ship

Ireland to take in migrants stranded on Mediterranean rescue ship

Ireland is among six EU countries which have agreed to take in migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean.

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Malta to allow hundreds of migrants to disembark following deal with six countries

Malta to allow hundreds of migrants to disembark following deal with six countries

The 356 will be distributed among France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal and Romania.

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Donations pour in for arrested captain of humanitarian rescue ship

Donations pour in for arrested captain of humanitarian rescue ship

Carola Rackete is facing a prison term after her ship rammed an Italian police motorboat.

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A call for EU to halt criminalisation of humanitarian support for refugees

A call for EU to halt criminalisation of humanitarian support for refugees

A southern border, a trail of desperate migrants and a wall. These are the central components of a story we have become familiar with, writes CEO of Trócaire, Caoimhe de Barra.

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World Refugee Day: Global crisis that needs solving

World Refugee Day: Global crisis that needs solving

Today is World Refugee Day. That may not mean much to most people living in Ireland but, in common with other

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Record 71 million people displaced worldwide, UN says

Record 71 million people displaced worldwide, UN says

A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide as a result of war, persecution and other violence, the UN refugee agency said.

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Eight dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

Eight dead after migrant boat sinks off Turkish coast

A boat carrying migrants to Greece has sunk off the Turkish coast, leaving at least eight dead, Turkey's coast guard said.

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Ireland sees rise in number of appeals against refusal for asylum-seeker status

Ireland sees rise in number of appeals against refusal for asylum-seeker status

The migrant crisis and a reform of the international protection system led to a 140% increase in appeals against decisions to deny asylum seeker status in Ireland.

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Fire destroys huts and mosque at Rohingya refugee site

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

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

'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’

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

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 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'

'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 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’

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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: 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

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

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 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

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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