Our Impact Report, published in March 2023, is a reminder of 2022 as the year of records.

The Irish Refugee Council provided direct and substantial support to 11,000 people compared to 3,000 people in 2021, an increase of 267%. Our helplines received 24,000 calls from 15,000 in 2021, a 60% increase, and 5,000 email queries from 600 in 2021, up by 733%. The statistics reflect the increasing needs of people in the international protection process.

We are indebted to the Irish and all our supporters for supporting us in delivering on our mission throughout 2022. The invaluable support we received and continue to receive has enabled us to be there for the people we work with through one of the most challenging times in our 30 years of existence.

At the centre of each call made, an email sent, or a visit made to our office is a story of resilience, a cry for help. We work with people who had families, vocations, and everything that makes home before their circumstances changed and they had to leave their country. Nevertheless, they hold the hope, even distantly, that one day they will be able to return. Practically, their immediate need is an international protection system that protects their rights and dignity; a system that facilitates their integration efficiently so they can fully contribute, be independent and give back to society.

Download 2022 Impact Report

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