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A young Ukrainian refugee. The UN says over 12 million have fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion

A young Ukrainian refugee. The UN says over 12 million have fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion

A young Ukrainian refugee. Ireland has taken 62,000 refugees so far

A young Ukrainian refugee. Ireland has taken 62,000 refugees so far

A Ukrainian refugee shows a picture on their phone of a Russian attack

A Ukrainian refugee shows a picture on their phone of a Russian attack

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A young Ukrainian refugee. The UN says over 12 million have fled Ukraine after the Russian invasion

Delays, inconsistencies, and a lack of cohesion are just some of the allegations levelled against the Government for its apparent failure in dealing with Ukrainian refugees, internal documents show.

Correspondence between the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) from the past month reveal almost no communication between relevant agencies, no information on supports that are to be put in place, and concerns around the speed of the response to the urgent situation.


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