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Doras Covid-19 Appeal

Promoting and protecting the human rights of all migrants through direct support, advocacy and integration.

Doras is an independent non-profit organisation in Ireland's mid-west, providing support and assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Ireland. For the past 15 years, we have worked to promote and protect the human rights of all migrants through our direct support, advocacy and integration development.

We operate a drop-in centre, available to all three days per week, where our case-workers can provide advice and legal information on immigration-specific issues, rights and entitlements. We offer resettlement support, housing and social welfare assistance to refugees and people transitioning from Direct Provision, Ireland's system of accommodating asylum seekers and refugees. Our dedicated anti-trafficking unit provides specialised assistance to victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation. People who have experienced or witnessed racism are supported by our case-workers and assisted to report and follow-up on cases with the relevant authorities.

With the help of our dedicated team of experienced volunteers, we offer English classes twice per week to people with limited or no English language skills - helping them to find their way in their new home! Other services include a parent and toddler group, training, and a women's development group. 

Doras advocate with and on behalf of migrants on refugee protection, anti-trafficking, and anti-racism issues through local and national campaigning. Our vision for Ireland is a society where equality and respect for the human rights of migrants are social norms.


Doras was founded in the year 2000 in response to the establishment of the �Direct Provision� system by the Irish government, which dispersed asylum seekers to accommodation centres around the country.

Originally the organisation was established as a Development Organisation for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. The word �doras� is an Irish term for �door� � it represents an open door welcoming those newly arrived in Limerick. The organisation was established and run primarily by volunteers. 

In 2015, Doras opened an office in Portlaoise to implement a refugee resettlement project. Our Portlaoise office staff work to ensure the full and effective integration of newly arrived refugee families in to community life in Portlaoise. Despite recent reductions in funding, Doras continue to provide a wide range of services and supports to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Ireland. 

In order to maintain our service, Doras rely on the generous contributions from individuals and organisations. All donations received will go towards maintaining our drop-in centre, which is led by volunteers under the supervision of our legal officer. Donations will contribute towards volunteer expenses and rent costs - helping us to make sure we have our doors open to those who need our assistance. 

Contact Details

Central Buildings, 51a O'Connell Street, Limerick, , IRELAND

https://doras.org/

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 14956