Abolish Direct Provision in Ireland

Abolish Direct Provision in Ireland

20 June 2019
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Signatures: 66,377Next Goal: 75,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by Abolish Direct Provision Ireland

DP started in 1999 as a means for housing asylum seekers. Designed as a temporary base for six months this accommodation system holds families in isolated areas with little or no access to basic services for years.

Parents have reported spending a minimum of three years in deplorable conditions; with whole families in one room, including children, and individuals sleeping on mattresses.

This causes long-term damage to health, educationally disadvantages children and adults, and isolates asylum seekers from the Irish community.

This is compounding the damage already experienced by asylum seekers who have fled dangerous conditions such as war, genocide or persecution.

Who are we?:

Abolish Direct Provision Ireland is a civil society grassroots movement. It is a collective of asylum seekers, citizens, organisations, and representative groups working together in a systematic manner to bring an end to Direct Provision in Ireland. It is a call for action. 

In Ireland only 1 in 10 people know about the Direct Provision (DP) System. 

You can visit our website at www.directprovision.org to stay updated with information about this brutal system

It is our objective to unite asylum seekers and provide a platform of empowerment and recognition.

To ensure their voice is heard. Many asylum seekers feel hopeless living in DP due to the inhumane treatment they're receiving.

Our campaign seeks to create social change, in order to protect and support them.

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Signatures: 66,377Next Goal: 75,000
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  • people power
  • Helen McEnteeMinister for Justice
  • Roderic O'GormanMinister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration