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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.
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.
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.
As public debate ensues over issues at our border, JRS/USA calls on policymakers to affirm the dignity of those caught in the midst of this debate. We must remember that people who are forcibly displaced are our brothers and sisters and deserve the right to seek safety and security.
“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.
At JRS/USA, we think that no matter how old you may be or where you live there are ways that you can respond to today’s refugee crisis. Doing just one thing in your community can help refugees and migrants. Learn how Jesuit high school students made a difference, by doing just one act of kindness.
17 December 2018 – Jesuit Refugee Service/USA welcomes today’s endorsement of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) by nearly all member states during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. The GCR marks an historic step forward in addressing the critical protection needs of the more than 68 million refugees and other forcibly displaced persons around the world.
Venezuela is in the midst of a humanitarian emergency driving more than 3 million people to flee from the country. JRS is working to respond to the needs of Venezuelans in Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador, and encourages the US government to respond to their needs, as well.
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