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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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Joint letter on Afghanistan humanitarian response

17/08/2021 Migrant & refugee support organisations have issued a joint letter to the Irish Government welcoming the commitments made in relation to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and calling for further action. We call for: 1. Use unfilled resettlement places to resettle Afghan refugees 2. Increase number of humanitarian admission

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Doras Presents to the Oireacthas Joint Committee on Public Petitions

09/07/2021 – Doras and the Irish Refugee Council were invited to present to the Oireacthas Joint Committee on Public Petitions on the subject of Direct Provision policy and related matters. Doras CEO John Lannon and Irish Refugee Council CEO Nick Henderson presented on topics such as the impact living in

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NGOs Call for Action on HIQA Monitoring of Direct Provision Centres

11/06/2021 – Photo: Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland. International protection applicant support organisations Doras, Nasc and the Irish Refugee Council have called for clarity on the timeline and scope of implementation of independent monitoring of Direct Provision centres by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). The three organisations have

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Online Information Sessions in June

This June, Doras are hosting two online information sessions, for service providers, rights holders and anyone interested in learning more about immigration, international protection and integration. – 10th June: Introduction to Immigration Status and Stamps –  – 24th June: Housing and Tenancy –  Resistration is free, and all are welcome.

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Africa Day 2021 – 25th May. Online events from Limerick based groups

21/5/21 – Tuesday 25th May is Africa Day 2021, which is celebrated around the world and is an opportunity to appreciate and mark the African continent’s diverse history and heritage while acknowledging its cultural and economic potential. At home, Africa Day represents an opportunity to acknowledge a diverse and important group

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