The Irish Refugee Council’s 2016 Impact Report, published on 13 May, highlights the growing diversity of Ireland’s refugee community and the variety of issues they face while attempting to move on with their lives.

“Our impact report shows that we are assisting more people, from a broad spectrum of countries, on a huge variety of issues. 2016 also saw wider societal problems affect the people we work with, in particular the housing crisis which made it incredibly difficult for people to leave Direct Provision, an issue that still prevails.”

“One of the most encouraging trends in 2016 was the public’s welcome to refugees. Our call is for this welcome to continue and for the public to keep pushing for safe and legal pathways to protection. Without this pressure the government may not feel the onus to explore additional and alternative avenues to protection.”

~ Nick Henderson, CEO

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