Educational support for children at the Jesuit Refugee Service Al Moukales center in Homs, Syria. (JRS)
(Washington, D.C.) Oct 8, 2012 — Over the past several months, Jesuit Refugee Service has updated you on our work with vulnerable Syrians suffering in this seemingly never-ending conflict. On this page is a list of those stories with links to read further to learn about what JRS is doing in the region.
Jordan: refugees from Syria struggle to adjust
(Amman) October 3, 2012 – "We had a big tree in our yard, that's what I miss most from our home in Homs," said 13-year-old Nadim, smiling as he described his former home in Syria. Although now safe, 15 months after their arrival in Jordan Nadim's family is still struggling to come to terms with the hardship of displacement. Click here to read more.
Video: the crisis in Syria
(Washington, D.C.) September 20, 2012 — The Ignatian News Network recently spoke with Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, S.J., who was expelled from Syria earlier this year after having worked in the country for 30 years. Click here to read more.
Syria: displaced families struggle to find shelter
(Amman) September 14, 2012 — As the heat of summer fades and the school year recommences, the fate of displaced Syrians remains undecided. During the summer months, as fighting reached unprecedented levels, authorities allowed for tens of thousands of Syrians to take shelter inside schools. Now that the school year is upon us again, the question of what to do with displaced homeless people is on everyone's minds. Click here to read more.
Syria: JRS expands emergency support in Aleppo
(Amman, Jordan) August 29, 2012 — Over the past three weeks, fighting has intensified in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Despite the difficulty to access the city, Jesuit Refugee Service teams — in conjunction with volunteer networks of solidarity — have continued to provide emergency support to the many thousands of displaced families. Click here to read more.
Update on JRS emergency response to Syria crisis
(Amman, Jordan) August 6, 2012 — As the Syrian crisis enters its 17th month, Jesuit Refugee Service teams, in cooperation with civil society volunteer networks, have stepped up their emergency responses. Yet rising displacement, insecurity and food shortages are further complicating these emergency actions. Click here to read more.
Syria: JRS helping displaced families
(Amman, Jordan) July 26, 2012 — Jesuit Refugee Service is reaching out to thousands of internally displaced Syrians by working in cooperation with local solidarity networks, well-developed Jesuit networks and existing JRS Syria projects. Doing so has enabled JRS to expand our services to some of the most vulnerable displaced Syrians in the country. Click here to read more.
Jordan: offering education in an emergency
(Amman) July 17, 2012 — As increasing numbers of Syrians arrive in Jordan fleeing the deterioration in security back home, the Jesuit Refugee Service has expanded its latest project, offering emergency education to children and adolescents. Click here to read more.