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February 14, 2022

Direct Provision

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Junior Cycle / Senior Cycle / Transition Year
  • Goal 10
  • CSPE
  • English
  • Religious Studies

INTRODUCTION – Why is this a Global Justice Issue?

Direct Provision is the system used to accommodate and provide basic welfare to people seeking asylum in Ireland. Direct provision centres are sometimes known as accommodation and reception centres and were originally conceptualised as a short-term system which receives and accommodates people for 6 months while they await the outcome of their asylum application.

The reality is that these centres actually can be people's homes for up to 10 years. This includes families with children, single males and females all living in the same buildings and sharing the same facilities.

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