Doras is an independent, non-governmental organisation working to promote and protect the rights of migrants in Ireland through direct support, advocacy and integration support.
We provide a free professional service assisting migrants in accessing their rights and entitlements.
Doras office closure due to Covid-19
– The Doras Office is currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but all Doras staff are still available to help –
– For queries or support, please call/text 083-0802378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org –
Doras Report November 2020: Mental Health and Direct Provision
In November 2020, Doras called for immediate action to ensure that vulnerable people living in direct provision have access to mental health supports and services in a short report. The report highlights five key areas that have a negative impact on the mental health of international protection applicants. These are unsuitable accommodation, delays in case processing, substance misuse and addiction, lack of support services, and the impact of Covid-19. Doras also highlight a number of recommedations in the report, including; measures to ensure staff of direct provision centres adequately respond to urgent mental health needs; the recommendations of GPs, psychiatric services and medical professionals are followed through on; and to implement vulnerability assessments immediately.
Read the full report here and media coverage here.
Doras Launches the Refugee Resettlement Toolkit on World Refugee Day 2020
Doras are pleased to announce the launch of their Refugee Resettlement Toolkit (RRT), a free resource for people working in resettlement and community sponsorship, with support from UNHCR on World Refugee Day, 20th June 2020. Read the RRT-launch press release here.