Press Release: Ireland called to step up action to save lives

Picture depicting shape of heart, formed by people posing together on beach.The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition has today (17th May 2017) issued a press release calling on the Irish Government to take urgent action in response to the increasing number of lives being lost as refugees and other forced migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

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2017 Easter Week Appeal

Picture of colourful Easter eggs. As part of our programme of Easter activities, JRS Ireland is seeking donations of Easter eggs for children living in Direct Provision.

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Death of Asylum by a thousand Cuts?

Picture of syrian refugees walking to school at a refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The country currently hosts over 1 million refugees. The EU can and should do more to take care of the forcibly displaced, thereby relieving pressure on other countries. A new JRS Europe working paper finds that the reform proposals for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) collectively amount to the death of asylum in Europe by a thousand cuts.

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2017 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Picture depicting symbol of the Holy See.Pope Francis has highlighted the unique cause of children migrants in his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Entitled Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless, Pope Francis called for greater efforts to secure protection, integration and long-term solutions.

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2017 Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar

Father with son on shoulders in refugee transit camp.The 2017 JRS Ireland Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar is now on sale.

A fantastic resouce for teachers and anyone wishing to celebrate or raise awareness of diversity in Ireland.  Order your copy and avail of our special offers.

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Vacancy: Refugee and Migrant Coalition Coordinator

Front Cover of publication entitled 'Protection, Resettlement and Integration'The Refugee and Migrant Coalition (RMC) is seeking applications for the position of Refugee and Migrant Coalition Coordinator.

The RMC is concerned with promoting social justice, equality and human rights to protect vulnerable people in countries of origin, transit and within Ireland. It is committed to ensuing inclusive and participative responses.

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2016 Christmas Toy Appeal

Image of open hands holding small present.The JRS Ireland Christmas Toy Appeal is back for another year.

Please help us give a special gift to children living in Direct Provision throughout Ireland at a challenging time of year for many asylum seekers.

Every child deserves a present at Christmas.

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Vacancy: Integration Support Worker

JRS Ireland volunteer engaged in craft activities with a child living in Balseskin Reception Centre.Want to work with JRS Ireland? 

We're now seeking to recruit for the role of Integration Support Worker. This is a full time position (35 hours per week) based in Dublin.  

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Free English Language Classes 2016-2017

Participants attending one-to-one English language classes.The 2016-2017 BELL (Belvedere English Language Lessons) Programme, providing free English languge classes to asylum seekers and other forced migrants, will re-commence in September 2016. Registration is essential so please book your place as soon as possible.

All migrants are welcome but priority will be given to asylum seekers.

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European Council: 20-21 October 2016

Logo of JRS EuropeAhead of this week's European Council, a joint statement was issued by NGOs including JRS Europe, calling for a migration-sensitive approach to development cooperation.

Other signatories included Oxfam, PICUM, CONCORD, World Vision, Caritas Europa, CNCD, Cordaid, EMERGENCY, Terres des Hommes and CARE.

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