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Emily is nine years old. She will soon have spent a full year of her young life living in a hotel. She is one of almost 2000 children across the state who will sleep in emergency accommodation tonight.

It will cost €36,000 to keep Emily and her mother in that hotel for 12 months. €100 for every night they spend cooped up in a small room, living out of suitcases.

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Across the world 50 million people are currently displaced because of war. Conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lybia, Eretria and South Sudan have seen an increase in the number of people seeking refuge in Europe.

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