Updates from JRS/USA
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JRS/USA response to President Trump’s declaration a national emergency in order to free up funding to construct a border wall at the U.S./Mexico border.
While the debate about the U.S.-Mexico border ensues, migrants and asylum seekers continue to seek safety and security in the United States. JRS/USA shares a few stories from our partners working in El Paso of families who are seeking a better life in the United States.
Staff, students, the Afghanistan education department, parents, and community members came together to celebrate JRS building up Sohadat School over the past 10 years.
Today, Pope Francis has called on the Church to pray and raise awareness about the violence and injustice that impacts victims of human trafficking and declared the day International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.
Meet Katie Mullins, JRS/USA’s new Psychosocial Support Specialist. Learn more about Katie and how JRS utilizes psychosocial in JRS projects around the world.
Every Tuesday the JRS Frans van der Lugt Centre in Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon hosts a cooking session with Chef Dalal, a Syrian refugee from Aleppo famous for her delicious cooking.
Over the last few weeks, a series of major storms, Norma and Miriam – causing high winds, heavy snow and rainfall, flooding, and below average temperatures – have had devastating impacts for the refugees JRS serves in Lebanon. JRS has provided emergency response to the great needs created by the storm
Today is the first-ever International Day of Education, a day declared by the United Nations, in celebration of the role education plays in achieving global peace and development. There are more than 262 million children and youth who do not attend school, including 4 million refugee children. This means that opportunities for stimulation, safety, growth, and hope are missed for millions of kids around the world.
On January 14, President Trump signed the “Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act” (S. 1580/ H.R. 2408) into law. This law will help refugees, especially girls, access safe and quality education.
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