Monthly Archives: June 2016

Undocumented Migrant Workers

undocumented-25th-nov-headerDoras Luimní are holding a meeting for undocumented migrant workers living in Limerick on Wednesday 29th June. If you or someone you know is undocumented and living/ working in Limerick, you are invited to join us for a safe and confidential meeting to discuss some of the key challenges and issues you are facing. We hope to develop a campaign group in Limerick, in partnership with the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland and the Justice for the Undocumented group, to advocate for your rights and entitlements.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact Mariaam Bhatti at m.bhatti@dorasluimni.org or call 061607207 for more details of meeting time/ venue. This meeting is purely confidential and will be a safe environment for you to share and discuss key challenges.

See our Facebook event page for more information on the meeting and to share the details you people you think might be interested in attending: Facebook event page

World Refugee Day – 20th June 2016

wfdWorld Refugee Day is marked on 20th June each year, giving us an opportunity to raise awareness of the many challenges faced by people seeking protection and to highlight the valuable contribution of refugees and asylum seekers to their new host communities.

In 2015, we witnessed an unprecedented wave of migration to Europe, with over one million refugees crossing the Mediterranean and over 3,700 people having lost their lives while attempting to make the journey to safety.

The situation faced by refugees has worsened considerably in the first few months of this year and effective long-term strategies that seek to protect, rather than deter, people fleeing war and persecution are urgently required. The EU’s decision to outsource its human rights and international protection obligations under the controversial EU-Turkey deal in March 2016 is a worrying development that fails to address the causes, consequences and challenges of the crisis.

Leonie Kerins, Director of Doras Luimní, said “We cannot afford to close our eyes and turn our backs on the world’s most vulnerable in their greatest time of need. Ireland and Europe must do more to effectively address these current challenges: we need to see a long-term strategy being developed that draws on basic principles of human rights, human dignity and compassion. Our failure to offer protection and sanctuary at this critical time will haunt us and we are at real risk of losing sight of Ireland and the EU’s fundamental values.”

Read our full statement here: World Refugee Day – Press statement

Transition from Direct Provision

housing assistance CROP

The process of moving out of DP involves completing many forms and liaising with different public services, such as the Social Welfare office, Housing office in Limerick City and County Council, as well as searching for available and suitable properties.

Doras Luimní have a dedicated transition support worker who will help you through this process. Our service includes help with navigating the social welfare and housing system; assistance with completing the necessary forms. We also keep an up-to-date list of available properties in Limerick and can help you to find accommodation that meets your needs.

Useful information and application forms (Links to external websites):

To access this service, contact Aideen at Doras Luimní at a.roche@dorasluimni.org or call in to the office on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 10am – 12:30pm.

For information on moving out of Direct Provision, see here: Transition from Direct Provision