Syrian refugee project extended over Covid

Tipperary Co Council completed the resettlement of 45 families in 2020/2021 as part of Ireland’s international commitments arising from the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Through an interagency group chaired by the council, Youth Work Ireland (Tipperary) provided resettlement assistance with the aim of establishing a support structure for the families.

This project has been extended and funded for a further six months due to the impact of Covid-19. Significant support work has also been provided by the HSE; Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection; Education & Training Board; Department of Education; local development companies and gardaí, in addition to the very significant support and welcome provided by the host communities. The work of the interagency group will now shift to focus on mainstreaming supports to this community to those who require same.