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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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April Online Information Sessions

1/5/21 – In April, Doras hosted practical online information sessions to help people access their rights and to better understand and navigate systems such as citizenship and family reunification, with more planned in the coming months. You can view a video of the Citizenship Webinar from 1st April and access citizenship information

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Reflections on 21 Years of Direct Provision

12/4/21 – Direct provision came into existence 21 years ago, on 10th April 2000, as a temporary arrangement to accommodate people seeking asylum in Ireland. Since then, the Irish State has consistently failed to uphold the human rights of people who come here seeking international protection. Despite report after report

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