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To: Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Help 4,000 refugees get to Ireland

Help 4,000 refugees get to Ireland

In Sept. 2015, Taoiseach Enda Kenny promised Ireland would take 4,000 refugees to do our fair share to address the EU migrant crisis. To date, we have taken less than a dozen. Enda Kenny needs to keep his promise to Ireland and the world.

Why is this important?

Since January 2016, 200,000 people have arrived and more than 2,800 have died in an attempt to reach Europe by sea. Numbers are expected to increase as climate change and conflict drive refugees out of their home countries seeking safety on the European continent.

Following the tragic death of a Syrian boy on a Turkish beach in September 2015, Taoiseach Enda Kenny called the migrant crisis a "human catastrophe" and pledged to increase the number of refugees that Ireland accepted to 4,000 people. Almost a year after that promise, only a dozen have arrived and our government has made no plans to uphold that promise.

Sign this petition to demand that Enda Kenny stop ignoring this crisis and uphold Ireland's promise to save 4,000 people from this catastrophe.

Updates

2016-07-01 10:06:14 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-06-28 11:34:52 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-06-27 14:31:49 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-06-27 12:55:07 +0100

10 signatures reached