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In my locality there are a number of organizations that work with refugees, including the Irish Refugee Council, Nasc Ireland, and the Irish Red Cross. These organizations provide a range of services, from legal aid to mental health support to resettlement assistance.
In terms of how schools and students can take action to support refugees, there are many ways to get involved. One option is to organize a fundraiser or donation drive to support local refugee organizations. This could involve collecting items such as clothing, food, or school supplies, or raising money to support the organization’s programs and services.
Another option is to raise awareness about the refugee crisis and advocate for policies that support refugees. This could involve organizing a school-wide event, such as a panel discussion or film screening, or inviting a guest speaker to talk about their experiences as a refugee.
Finally, schools and students can also take action to welcome refugees to their community. This could involve organizing a cultural exchange program, where students from different backgrounds can learn from each other, or hosting a community event to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion. By taking these steps, schools and students can help create a more welcoming and supportive environment for refugees in their community.