IOM Ireland Rapid Policy Survey Report:The Irish Government’s Policy Response to COVID-19 from a Migration Governance Lens

March 2020 – August 2020

Cantidad de páginas: 
35
Año: 
2020
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Resumen Descriptivo: 

IOM Ireland carried out a rapid policy survey in May 2020 in partnership with Ireland’s Department of Justice and Equality, with the objective of gaining a comprehensive view of policy measures taken by Ireland in response to the COVID-19 pandemic from a migration governance lens. This report examines the extent to which migrants and asylum seekers in Ireland have been included in the Government’s policy responses to the pandemic.

Índice: 
  • Forewords
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of acronyms
  • Executive Summary
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Methodology
    • 2.1 Overview
    • 2.2 Limitations
  • 3. Irish COVID-19 context
  • 4. Summary of responses and online information
    • 4.1 Policy measures in response to COVID-19 and the needs of migrants 4.2 Migrant visas and work permits during COVID-19 crisis
      • 4.2.1 New visa applications
      • 4.2.2 Residence permissions (including student permissions)
      • 4.2.3 Employment permits
      • 4.2.4 International protection applicants
      • 4.2.5 Resettlement/relocation
    • 4.3 Social distancing and prevention measures in areas with high concentration of migrants 6
      • 4.3.1 Direct provision centres
    • 4.4 Access to COVID-19 related health services for migrants
      • 4.4.1 Overview
      • 4.4.2 COVID-19 community assessment hub
    • 4.5 Access to social security
      • 4.5.1 COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment
      • 4.5.2 Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme
      • 4.5.3 COVID-19 enhanced illness benefit
      • 4.5.4 Migrants in an irregular Situation
    • 4.6 COVID-19 information provision
      • 4.6.1 Translated online resources
      • 4.6.2 IPAS newsletter
      • 4.6.3 Community Assessment Hub
      • 4.6.4 COVID-19 “Community Call” fora (local government)
    • 4.7 Extraordinary measures to ensure migrants can contribute to the COVID-19 response
    • 4.8 Migratory status as a separate variable in data collection and dissemination related to COVID-19 health statistics
    • 4.9 Migratory status as a separate variable in data collection related to socioeconomic im¬pacts of COVID-19
    • 4.10 Diaspora Contribution to the COVID-19 Response from Abroad
      • 4.10.1 Response Fund for Irish Communities Abroad
      • 4.10.2 Be on Call for Ireland Initiative
    • 4.11 Continued flow of remittances during the COVID-19 crisis
    • 4.12 Measures to support and facilitate safe and orderly return and sustainable reintegration of nationals and residents who may be stranded abroad during COVID-19
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Annex A: Migration Governance Indicators
  • Annex B: List of Departments who responded to the rapid survey
  • Annex C: Timelines for first road map - published on 2 May and commenced on 18 May 2020
  • Annex D: Revised road map, approved on 19 June 2020 (Phase 3)
  • Annex E: Irish immigration stamps – overview
  • Annex F: Community Call Fora Example – Fingal
  • Annex G: Medical permits issued by DBEI
  • Annex H: COVID-19 Cases Worldwide, by Continent
  • Endnotes
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