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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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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JRS Ireland 2016 Summer Programme

AChild posing on climbing frame at Fort Lucan outdoor adventure centre.s another Irish Summer comes to an end, a massive thank you is due to the wonderful participants,   volunteers and funders that helped make the 2016 JRS Ireland Summer Programme a success.

Thank you!

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World Refugee Day: Open Minds, Unlock Potential

Picture of Apou Charlotte who has welcomed dozens of refugees into her home who have fled from Central African Republic to her community in Cameroon.This World Refugee Day, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) urges everyone to remember that we must not only provide refugees with a safe place to stay, but with opportunities to grow and contribute to society.

To truly protect means keeping people safe from all evils, including poverty, isolation, exploitation, misconception and neglect.

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The EU-Turkey Deal

A view of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.JRS Europe has published an extensive policy analysis of the EU-Turkey deal, calling it a "seismic shift in the European Union’s policy towards forced migrants and its international protection obligations".

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Love Not Hate

Logo for Love Not Hate CampaignIreland, unlike most EU countries, has no hate crime legislation.

In response, ENAR Ireland and its members are calling for the government to enact the Criminal Law (Hate Crime) Bill immediately to protect minorities in Ireland.

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Analysis - Implementation of Working Group Recommendations

Cover of Working Group Report10 months after publication of the final report of the Working Group on the Protection Process, JRS Ireland today (27/04/2016) launched its analysis of the progress made to implement the key recommendations.

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Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us

A regugee offering a flower to a volunteer. Credit: Kristóf HölvényiMarking World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis has issued his annual message entitled 'Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us.  The Response of the Gospel of Mercy'.

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