SO PROUD TO BE IRISH!
Refugees are welcomed into Ireland
The Republic of Ireland is to take in 4,000 refugees amid growing public outcry over the tens of thousands of people fleeing to Europe. We are such a small country and yet we are managing to take just under half that the mighty USA have pledged to take!!!
The first people are expected to arrive in the next few weeks.
Ireland Justice minister said: "We will put in place all the necessary supports to ensure that those coming to Ireland can integrate as well as helping them to overcome any trauma they endured on having to flee their home countries." She went on to say: "Special arrangements involving the relevant state agencies will be put in place to support the needs for unaccompanied, vulnerable children."
Meanwhile headlines throughout the world ring out: The Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for Syria’s refugees.
As Amnesty International recently pointed out, the "six Gulf countries — Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain — have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees." This claim was echoed by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch!!!
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Europe's refugee crisis is a result of militant Islam in the Middle East which he says sees people running from some of the worst violence since World War II.
"Because of the onslaught of militant Islam in the Middle East and in Africa, Europe is facing the waves, a tsunami of people tragically fleeing from the worst crimes that humanity has seen since the Holocaust," Netanyahu said.