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15 Feb, 2019

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.

12 Feb, 2019

Staff, students, the Afghanistan education department, parents, and community members came together to celebrate JRS building up Sohadat School over the past 10 years.

08 Feb, 2019

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.

05 Feb, 2019

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.

04 Feb, 2019

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.

24 Jan, 2019

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.

16 Jan, 2019

Children’s testimonies from HOPE, one of six Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) supported by JRS in Cox’s Bazar, the world’s largest refugee settlement.

13 Jan, 2019

Indiana State students got an eyeopening experience as they spent the day getting a sense of what life and living conditions are like for refugees. The Center for Global Engagement provided students an opportunity to “Walk a Mile” in the shoes of a refugees.

08 Jan, 2019

“Love is Shown More in Deeds Than in Words” – St. Ignatius of Loyola. This is quote is one that Josh Utter keeps close to his heart. Read his reflection about a loving #refugee family he helped get acclimated in Omaha and how they shined a light on his life.