Friday March 27, 2015
The Chief Executive of the Irish Refugee Council has resigned from a Government-appointed group examining the direct provision system for asylum seekers.
Thursday March 26, 2015
Amnesty International said Palestinian rocket fire during last year's conflict with Israel had killed more civilians inside Gaza than inside Israel.
Tuesday March 24, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international stories
Saturday March 21, 2015
Around 100 bodies have been found in a mass grave on the outskirts of the town of Damasak, days after it was liberated from Boko Haram Islamists.
Sunday March 15, 2015
More than 215,000 people have been killed in Syria in four years of conflict, a monitoring group said as the brutal civil war entered its fifth year.
Thursday March 12, 2015
Aid agencies, in a scathing new report, have said 2014 was the worst year of the Syrian conflict so far and that three United Nations Security Council resolutions aimed at alleviating the suffering had failed.
Monday March 09, 2015
The number of Syrian refugees who have been forced from their country by civil war could easily exceed the population of Ireland by the end of 2015.
Wednesday March 04, 2015
Italy's coastguard has said it carried out seven rescue operations in less than 24 hours, saving 941 migrants in the Strait of Sicily, which separates the Italian island from the North African coast.
Tuesday March 03, 2015
Round-up of other Irish and international news stories.
Thursday February 26, 2015
Syria's refugee crisis is approaching a "dangerous turning point" as nearly four million Syrians face worsening living conditions in exile, the UN refugee chief has warned.