There are approximately 4,300 asylum seekers living in Direct Provision in Ireland, including approximately 1,500 children. In the Limerick area, there are nearly 400 asylum seekers living in four Direct Provision centre’s. Of these, approximately 50 are children. With the length of time in the asylum process ranging from less than a year to more than seven years, these children spend a significant proportion of their childhood living in these conditions.
If you would like to take action or find out more about this campaign you can download the Irish Refugee Council report ‘State Sanctioned Poverty and Exclusion: the Case of Children in Accommodation for Asylum Seekers’. We encourage you to send a letter or email to the Minister for Justice & Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, TD requesting her to follow the recommendations of that report.
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