Irish stories

National Conference hears about obstacles faced by world’s 10 million stateless

21 October 2014

Practical solutions to the problems faced by people not recognized as nationals of any state are needed to help 10 million stateless persons worldwide, a national conference on Statelessness heard today in Dublin.

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2014 becomes the deadliest year at sea off Yemen

17 October 2014

GENEVA, October 17, (UNHCR) The UN refugee agency reported there has been a sharp increase this year in the number of migrants and asylum-seekers losing their lives in attempts to get to Yemen, mainly from the Horn of Africa, with more deaths at sea in 2014 than in the last three years combined.

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LEGO bricks help build confidence for Syrian children in Lebanon

16 October 2014

BEIRUT, Lebanon, UNHCR – Thirteen-year-old Mohammad* and Ramadan,* aged 12, face each other in a Beirut youth centre and take turns adding a brightly coloured LEGO brick to the growing tower in front of them.

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The plight of the world’s 10 million stateless: How Ireland helped give one man his life back

15 October 2014

At every stage of life, Fahad Al-Enzi* struggled with the discrimination he faced in his country of birth.

“Here in Ireland, I am treated with respect. But in Kuwait, I was like a foreigner in my home. I couldn’t do anything”.

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Fresh displacement crisis in Iraq as 180,000 flee town of Hit

14 October 2014

GENEVA, October 14 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday that an estimated 180,000 people have fled from the central Iraq town of Hit following its capture by ISIS and affiliated armed groups at the weekend.

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Carried to safety, Kobane refugee joins thousands heading to Iraq

13 October 2014

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National Conference on Statelessness in Ireland-October 21st

10 October 2014

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Growing number of Syrian refugees from Kobane seek safety in northern Iraq, eastern Syria

10 October 2014

GENEVA, October 10 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday reported that many of the more than 170,000 people who have fled to Turkey from the besieged Syrian town of Kobane are seeking shelter in other parts of Syria or in Iraq's Kurdistani region.

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UNHCR Ireland is moving premises

07 October 2014

As of 10 October 2014 UNHCR Ireland address will be:

102 Pembroke Road,


Dublin 4,


All UNHCR Ireland email addresses and telephone numbers will remain the same.

From Wednesday October 8th until Thursday October 9th, staff will have intermittent access to email and landlines. In case of urgent enquiries, please contact Jody Clarke, External Relations Associate, on + 353 87 989 3461.


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Irish Independent series on resettled refugees in Ireland

07 October 2014

All this week the Irish Independent are running a series of interviews with resettled refugees in Ireland, written by John Meagher.

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