NGO Coalition Press Conference on Refugee Crisis

Posted On: 8 September 2015

Media Notice, 8th September 2015


Wednesday 09 September, 11am


Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2


Speakers will include Oxfam CEO Jim Clarken, Irish Refugee Council CEO Sue Conlan and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Director Edel McGinley.

As the Cabinet meets to discuss the ongoing refugee crisis, a coalition of expert groups will set out the actions the Government must take to address the suffering at Europe’s borders. The coalition has been formed to respond to the ongoing refugee crisis from a humanitarian and social justice perspective.


ActionAid Ireland, Comhlámh, Christian Aid Ireland, CORI (Conference of Religious in Ireland), Crosscare Migrant and Refugee Project, Dóchas, European Network against Racism (ENAR) Ireland, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Irish Missionary Union, Irish Refugee Council, Mercy International Association, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Oxfam Ireland, Peter McVerry Trust, Trócaire

Last week the coalition released a statement outlining four of the first steps the Government must take to address the crisis. The statement is available in full here.