Elaine Murtagh of Cork Calais Group before and after convoy to Calais in support of refugees living there.
One of the projects I intend to develop over the next few months is a Room for Refugees Project. I want to: 1. Set up a project which involves encouraging Irish people (our leaders are not up to it) who have rooms in their homes to give a home to refugees; 2. Link this action […]
It is with horror that I witness the deaths of people on boats coming into Europe. The whole issues of deaths at sea for people seeking to escape impossible realities where they are from, has something that has outraged me for a very long time. Global Citizen Contact Point is in its infancy but in […]
Last weekend, 17th October 2014, 34 people were rescued from a shipping container at Tilbury Docks in Essex England. For one gentleman onboard had died on route. According to news reports the people inside were Afghan Sikhs; thirteen were children, including a one year old. The vessel had sailed from Zeebrugge in Belgium and arrived […]
People seeking refuge in Europe die in sunken boatsthe second time in a week a boat holding refugees from African countries has capsized killing at least 27 people trying to reach European shores. Three of these people were children. Last week on 3rd October 345 people drowned in similar circumstances. The boats were heading for […]
The Facts: Refugee Deaths October 10, 2013 People seeking refuge in Europe die in sunken boats. For the second time in a week a boat holding refugees from African countries has capsized killing at least 27 people trying to reach European shores. Three of these people were children. Last week on 3rd October 345 people […]