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March 2020

International Volunteering and Covid-19

DATE : March 25, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

International volunteering has played a key role in working to address social injustice and building resilience in the face of multiple local and global challenges. We are now facing an unprecedented global challenge which requires true solidarity to make decisions in the best interests of all, but particularly for those who are most vulnerable. Many […]

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Comhlámh call for immediate action to end Direct Provision

DATE : March 25, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh call for immediate action to end Direct Provision People that seek state protection in Ireland under international law should not have to live in circumstances that contradict the government’s own health advice to people. Cramped overcrowding within direct provision is a long-standing and well-publicised issue that remains a source of day-to-day indignity for individuals […]

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Comhlámh condemns attacks on humanitarian workers in Greece; offers practical support in Ireland

DATE : March 19, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh condemns attacks on humanitarian workers in Greece; offers practical support in Ireland Comhlámh condemns the recent spike in attacks on humanitarian workers in Greece.  We have witnessed volunteers attacked in their cars, solidarity support projects burned to the ground and organised intimidation of people assisting those arriving in Greece.  This includes volunteers who are, […]

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"Protect our laws and humanity!" – Open Letter by 152 Organisations.

DATE : March 10, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Protect our laws and humanity!” – Open Letter by 152 Organisations about the situation in Greece. Comhlamh co-signs the following. To: Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Kyriakos Mitsotakis President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli President of the European Council, Charles Michel President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen Athens, 6 March […]

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Young People Developing Collective Actions

DATE : March 4, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Young People Developing Collective Actions The project focuses in particular on young migrants and international volunteers, drawing on their experiences of living in other cultures. At the end of February, we had the privilege of heading to Palermo, Sicily, to collaborate with more than 30 trainers and facilitators from around the world.  As part of […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and International Volunteering

DATE : March 3, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and International Volunteering Preparing for the almost inevitable global spread of this virus, now dubbed COVID-19, is one of the most pro-social, altruistic things you can do in response to potential disruptions of this kind. We should prepare, not because we may feel personally at risk, but so that we can help lessen […]

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