National Demonstration to End Direct Provision

Direct Provision is the system of accommodating and dispersing asylum seekers across Ireland. Asylum seekers live in communal accommodation, where most families share one bedroom, single parents share with other single parents and their children, and individuals share rooms with strangers.

People in these centres receive three meals a day at set times in canteens, they are not afforded the right to cook for themselves or their families. They are not allowed to work, nor are they able to access social welfare. Instead they get a weekly allowance of €19.10 per adult and €9.60 per child.

There are approximately 4,300 people living in Direct Provision accommodation, a third of which are children. A majority have lived in Direct Provision for over three years and a significant number for more than seven.

The campaign to end this form of institutionalised living has been built with asylum seekers, refugees and supporters from across Ireland. The momentum for change has grown as a result of asylum seekers speaking out.

Organised by the Irish Refugee Council in conjunction with asylum seekers, local support groups & organisations

Email: caroline@irishrefugeecouncil.ie | Phone: 01 531 3248

*A return bus to Dublin will operate from each centre/ location. Places are limited.

 

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