Abolish Direct Provision Ireland is a civil society grassroots campaign. It is a collective of asylum seekers, citizens, students, 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. 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 asylum seeker
Direct Provision System started in 2000 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.
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