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Irish President: EU Leaders must make the case to protect refugees and asylum-seekers

03 July 2015

EU leaders must make the case to their electorates for the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers , the Irish President Michael D Higgins has said.

Speaking at the Irish Humanitarian Summit 2015 in Dublin on June 2nd, President Higgins called for courageous and far sighted leadership to deal with the current humanitarian crisis, which has forcibly displaced a record 59.5 million people around the world as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations.

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UNHCR welcomes the launch of the Report to Government on Improvements to the Protection Process, including Direct Provision

30 June 2015

UNHCR welcomes the launch of the Report to Government on Improvements to the Protection Process, including Direct Provision and supports to Asylum Seekers

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Irish President welcomes refugees and asylum-seekers to his home in Phoenix Park

26 June 2015

The obligation to provide protection and shelter to refugees “carries a special poignancy for Ireland as a country of migration and as a republic based on the principles of universal rights” Irish President Michael D. Higgins told a gathering of refugees and asylum-seekers at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday June 24th. 

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UNHCR Ireland is recruiting for the post of Protection Assistant

23 June 2015

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UNHCR & Sport Against Racism Ireland celebrate World Refugee Day at the 2015 Fair Play Football Cup

22 June 2015

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UNHCR Chief arrives in Islamabad on a three-day visit

22 June 2015

Press Releases, 22 June 2015

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World Refugee Day takes place against backdrop of worsening global crisis

22 June 2015

News Stories, 20 June 2015

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Statement by António Guterres on World Refugee Day 2015

22 June 2015

Press Releases, 20 June 2015

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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt calls for action on World Refugee Day

22 June 2015

Press Releases, 20 June 2015

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UNHCR warns of dangerous new era in worldwide displacement as report shows almost 60 million people forced to flee their homes

18 June 2015

A UNHCR report, released today, shows that worldwide displacement from wars, conflict, and persecution is at the highest levels we have recorded, and accelerating fast.

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