Months have passed since Members of the European Parliament joined 20,000 European citizens and 100 NGOs to submit the HelpSyriasRefugees petition.
Refugee children are being denied their right to a childhood in the 21st century.
Civil wars, deepening global inequality and the intensity of natural disasters have forced millions to flee their homes and seek sanctuary in other countries over the past decade. In the eye of this storm are children.
JRS Ireland has today (21/5/2014) called on the Irish public to safeguard the vision of Europe’s founding fathers of a union underpinned by solidarity and human rights.
At the launch of the latest edition of Working Notes, Eugene Quinn, JRS Ireland National Director, said: "How the European Union responds to the modern challenges presented by forced migration is a defining moment in its history.