What is Direct Provision?
People seeking refuge (asylum) in Ireland are placed in Direct Provision (DP) until the state decides whether they should receive refugee status or not. Many people have been stuck in DP for up to 10 years (more in some cases). They cannot work. They are given €21.60 a week. They often have no cooking facilities. It is common for one family to live in one room. Many DP centers are far from towns and villages. Institutionalised living makes it incredibly hard for people to create purpose and meaning in their lives.