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STATEMENT – Refugee tents can’t become the new norm

Refugee tents will add to distress and can’t become the new norm Refugee and migrant support organisation Doras is concerned that refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine are sleeping on floors and in tents and that this could signal a disturbing new norm if not immediately addressed. Doras CEO John

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STATEMENT – Refugee travel restrictions are knee-jerk reaction

Government move on refugee travel is knee-jerk reaction ‘….disproportionate, regressive, and retrograde action that brings into question the government’s commitment to honouring Ireland’s International Protection obligations’. Refugee and migrant support organisation Doras is extremely concerned about the government’s decision to suspend the operation of the Council of Europe Agreement on

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Doras Working Around The Clock as Ukrainian Refugees Arrive in Limerick

The UN says over 1.7 million refugees have now fled the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. To date, it is estimated that approximately 2000 refugees have arrived in Ireland, while government figures suggest that number could rise to anywhere between 8,000 to 100,000. Limerick-based national migrant and refugee support organisation

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Doras statement on welcoming Ukrainian refugees to Ireland

Call for ‘whole of government response’ “We must do all we can to offer the hand of friendship during Ukraine’s hour of need”.  Doras, a Limerick-based national migrant and refugee support organisation, is alarmed and concerned at the devastation and suffering unfolding in Ukraine. Speaking as the Russian bombardment of

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Doras Statement on Planned Scheme for the Undocumented and Asylum Seekers

Migrant and refugee organisation Doras welcomes today’s announcement from the Minister for Justice that the scheme to regularise long-term undocumented migrants will open in January. We are also pleased with the decision to allow people who have an outstanding application for international protection and have been in the asylum process

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Doras calls for improved access to mental health supports

Refugees and people seeking asylum are up to fifteen times more likely to experience PTSD and depression, and are five times more likely to be diagnosed with a psychiatric condition. On World Mental Health Day, Doras highlights the prevalence and complexities of refugee mental health issues and calls for better

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Joint call on Govt to implement Humanitarian Admissions Programme

Refugee support organisations have called for the speedy implementation of the humanitarian admission programme announced by the Government on August 28th in response to the crisis in Afghanistan. Doras, Nasc, the Irish Refugee Council, Crosscare, and the Immigrant Council of Ireland have all welcomed the announcement of the programme which

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