Irish stories

IKEA campaign raises €7.7 million to brighten the lives of refugees

23 April 2014

IKEA customers and staff around the world have helped raise Є7.7 million to provide funding and energy for hundreds of thousands of refugees under a two-month campaign launched in February.

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Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

23 April 2014

Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

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Mediterranean crossings rise in first months of 2014 – many fleeing war and persecution

11 April 2014

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 11 April 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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“Ireland has made me who I am”

10 April 2014

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Ceasefire allows first aid into Aleppo neighbourhood in nearly a year

09 April 2014

The UN refugee agency and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), with agreement from the government and opposition forces, have delivered the first humanitarian aid into a besieged area of Aleppo since last June.

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Ireland’s Citizenship Ceremonies - Celebrating citizenship and providing durable solutions

07 April 2014

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School is a dream for Syrian refugee family struggling in Lebanon

07 April 2014

Thirteen-year-old Abdul Wahad lives in an underground garage in Beirut amid the stench of garbage. Garbage is his business. "When I grow up," he says, "I want to go to school."

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The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon passes the 1 million mark

03 April 2014

The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighbouring Lebanon passed the 1 million mark today, a bleak milestone exacerbated by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point.

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The Monaghan lingerie factory that 3 Belgian refugees helped build

02 April 2014

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‘A Night for Syria’ - Trinity College students raise over €4,000 for UNICEF and UNHCR

24 March 2014

Modelling UNHCR sweatshirts and hats, UNICEF t-shirts and one swanky looking leather satchel, Trinity College students raised over €4,000 for the Syrian humanitarian crisis in a fundraiser held on Thursday 20 March. The event was organised by Christian and Muslims faith-based societies at Trinity College Dublin along with various cultural clubs, Dublin religious centres (including Clonskeagh Mosque, Hussiania Ahlul-Bayt Islamic Centre, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral), UNICEF Ireland, and UNHCR Ireland.

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