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Asylum Seekers

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 25 January 2022

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Questions (450)

Richard Boyd Barrett


450. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth his plans to move Afghan refugees out of direct provision centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3207/22]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Afghan refugees who have been admitted to the International Refugee Protection Programme are accommodated in Emergency Reception and Orientation Centres (EROCs), where they are assisted in applying for Government supports, and not in IPAS Accommodation (Direct Provision). Many have already moved to accommodation in the community, often supported by Community Sponsorship groups. Those currently in EROCs are being assisted to move into accommodation in the community as soon as it becomes available.