Written answers

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Photo of Jennifer WhitmoreJennifer Whitmore (Wicklow, Social Democrats)
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193. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the number of families and unaccompanied children who have arrived in Ireland from the Moira Camp, Greece to date; the efforts being undertaken to accelerate the process of relocating refugees from the camp as residents continue to experience winter conditions, makeshift shelters, insufficient and unstable power supplies and sanitation and transportation issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10635/21]

Roderic O'Gorman (Dublin West, Green Party)
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Ireland has committed to accepting 50 individuals, comprising family units, and 14 additional unaccompanied minors from Greece. Following discussions with Greek authorities the arrival of refugees identified for resettlement in Ireland is currently being arranged, subject to necessary checks and following public health guidelines.

My officials continue to engage with the relevant authorities in Greece in this matter, and with Tusla to prepare for the arrival of the unaccompanied refugee children formerly living in the Moria Camp.

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