No Budget for Refugees

Posted on 29. Oct, 2008, in Economy, Politics, PovertyComments Off on No Budget for Refugees

This year in the budget, refugees in Ireland received no increase in their allowance of €19.10. Every budget the Irish Refugee Council argues that 19.10 is an impossible amount for anyone in Ireland to live on and this year several workers, refugees and friends ran the Dublin marathon to highlight this injustice. Miriam Gormally met Róisín Boyd from the Irish Refuge Council and Patrice Mancho Ngu, who has been living in a direct provision centre in Newbridge. Miriam started by asking Patrice what he found most difficult about living on 19.10.

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