Refugee Agency

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A girl washes clothes as families stand outside a school used as a shelter for Internally Displaced People from northern Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou. Photograph: Olympia De Maismont/AFP

More than 70 million people worldwide are fleeing war, persecution and conflict, the highest number ever recorded, according to the UN Refugee Agency.(...)

Some 30 people have been deported to Pakistan from Ireland so far in 2018 followed by 19 deportees to China. Photograph: Istock

Most of the people deported from Ireland so far this year came from Pakistan, China, Nigeria and Brazil, according to data released by the Department (...)

A Syrian refugee boy stands in front of his family tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants next to the Moria camp on  Lesbos. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Nestled among the hills on the eastern coast of the island of Lesbos lies a small, sleepy Greek village with cobblestoned streets called Moria. Travel(...)

In 2015 retired High Court judge Bryan McMahon recommended that newly arrived asyum-seekers should received a decision on their appliction within 12 months. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Asylum seekers are being forced to wait an average of two years for a decision on their protection applications despite recommendations that the proce(...)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and interior minister Arye Deri:   deal with UN refugee agency cancelled shortly after it was announced. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

Facing a right-wing backlash, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has cancelled a deal with the United Nations refugee agency to resettle tens o(...)

Kasem Hijazy, head of Goal’s operation in Syria, at the agency’s  Dún Laoghaire office. Children in besieged Ghouta “can differentiate between the sound of bombs and even Kalashnikovs”  but not types of fruit, he says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kasem Hijazy has a row of photographs hanging on the wall of his office of colleagues who have died in Syria’s war. Whenever he feels exhausted or fea(...)

Exhausted migrants in the waiting hall of the train station in Bardonecchia, Italy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The agreement that dictates which EU country is responsible for asylum applications is not being implemented effectively and is failing to help famili(...)

Petra, which is hidden in the mountains, is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a Unesco World Heritage Site

In early October, I travelled to Jordan to visit my sister and experience the spectacular food the region is known for. We flew from Cork early in the(...)

Médecins Sans Frontières’ Dr Conor Kenny provides medical care to a patient in the clinic on board the Aquarius search and rescue vessel. Photograph: Guillaume Binet/MYOP

European leaders must open safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean rather than ignoring abuse perpetuated by Libyan(...)

Refugees and migrants  in the Mediterranean, north of Libya, in 2016. Photograph:  Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union’s failure to help asylum seekers to reunite with their families is blocking their full integration into society and pushing them fu(...)

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