Just as Red (Córdoba) Acoge is the only Spanish organisation which supports the integration of refugees into mainstream society on the Spanish peninsula, the Irish Refugee Council works in a similar way. This is Ireland’s only national non-governmental organisation working with refugees and people in the asylum process. There are now 40 people every fortnight arriving in Ireland from war torn areas. However, the organisation needs much more financial support to cater for the integration of these families and children into Irish mainstream schools and society. 30% of funds raised have been made through our idonate account. Below is a little more information on the work of these organisations.
Focus Ireland works to promote the work of homelessness in Ireland. In March 2017, there were 7,472 people in Ireland recorded to be homeless. This figure includes adults and children with their families.
Aside from homelessness in Ireland, more than 450,000 people experience emotional problems at any one time but many hide their condition and never get help. This can be induced by the stress and future uncertainties surrounding those affected by not having a warm and safe place to sleep at night. AWARE works to combat this problem.
The Irish Red Cross sent €100,000 to support the Red Cross boat saving many innocent lives of those making the hazardous journey in the Mediterranean. In 2016 their income was approximately 6.9m of which roughly 50% was spent in Ireland and the other 50% was spent supporting the most vulnerable abroad.
The idonate.ie account is now closed.
Who are Red Córdoba Acoge? For more information on the work of this organisation, click here. The final 10% of funds have been donated to UNICEF Comité de Andalucía.
If you would like to read more about their work, read on here.
SB OVERSEAS are still accepting donations!
By helping them reach their target, you will enable a number of schools in Lebanon and Syria to remain open.
A sincere thank you must go to all those who have donated.
Be it help with fundraising or an anonymous contribution.
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