The conflict in Syria is a significant humanitarian crisis of our time.
The Irish Government committed to receiving 4,000 refugees between 2016 and 2019. The Irish Refugee Protection Programme (IRPP) was established in 2015 to oversee the programme.
Respond begins working with families once they are housed in a Local Authority area. We provide a Resettlement Support Worker and an Intercultural Worker/Translator to assist the families to integrate into their new communities.
The programme is guided by an Interagency working group comprising of the Local Authority, Department of Social Protection, the Education and Training Board, TUSLA Child and Family Agency, the Gardai, County Childcare Committee, Health Services Executive, Department of Justice and Equality and Respond (Support) CLG. Such interagency cooperation ensures that the families are adequately supported in their integration.
This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014-2020 and supported by the Department of Justice and Equality.