Written answers

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth

Refugee Resettlement Programme

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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560. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if there are plans to allocate or increase resources to community organisations in an area (details supplied) that are currently delivering services and supports and those who wish to deliver services and supports to persons in the community who have fled from Ukraine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18211/22]

Photo of Roderic O'GormanRoderic O'Gorman (Dublin West, Green Party)
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To date more than 10,000 of those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine who have arrived in Ireland have been referred to the International Protection Accommodations Service (IPAS) for accommodation.

In light of the continued significant numbers of people coming into the State, and the potentially substantial numbers that may arrive, my Department is contracting all forms of accommodation.

The Government is committed to delivering a whole of Government, humanitarian response to people fleeing the war in Ukraine and seeking protection in Ireland. Community response fora are being established in all local authority areas, chaired by local authorities, to coordinate the provision of supports to Ukrainian refugees.

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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561. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the supports that are being provided in an area (details supplied) by his Department to persons in the community who have fled from Ukraine; if this will include holistic supports to children and young persons who may need specialist supports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18212/22]

Photo of Roderic O'GormanRoderic O'Gorman (Dublin West, Green Party)
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To date more than 10,000 of those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine who have arrived in Ireland have been referred to the International Protection Accommodations Service (IPAS) for accommodation.

The Government is committed to delivering a whole of Government, humanitarian response to people fleeing the war in Ukraine and seeking protection in Ireland.

My Department is liaising with all relevant departments and agencies to ensure that there is joined up support for refugees from Ukraine who need it in communities across the country. This includes the provision of supports to children and young people, including in relation to childcare and access to education.

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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562. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the measures that will be undertaken to integrate children, young persons, young adults and families who have fled from Ukraine into communities in an area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18213/22]

Photo of Roderic O'GormanRoderic O'Gorman (Dublin West, Green Party)
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I wish to advise the Deputy that I am not in a position to comment on these matters which are more appropriate for the attention of my Cabinet colleague, the Minister for Rural and Community Development.

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