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Take Action: Urge your Representative and your Senators to co-sponsor the GRACE Act, which sets a minimum number of refugee admissions per fiscal year and will help restore the refugee resettlement program, which provides hope for thousands of vulnerable refugees each year
Meet Marceline: She’s from the JRS’s health department. Each day she visits sick refugees and migrants who struggle to access health care in South Africa.
Meet Patience: She’s a refugee from Zimbabwe who faced many hardships as she and her family journeyed to safety, after their lives were endangered. JRS provided them with resources and guidance as they prepared for life in the U.S. She’s now Jesuit educated and hoping to use her skills to help others in need.
This week the Catholic Church in the United States is recognizing those seeking safety and a better life by celebrating National Migration Week from January 5-11.
As we start a new year, we want to thank all of our friends and supporters. 2019 was an impactful year for JRS/USA, and we are hopeful for the future
Access to formal education can improve the well-being of refugees in camps, and significantly develops their skills and knowledge. The young girls in the Jesuit Refugee Service Safe Haven shelter are enthusiastic about their education despite the harsh conditions in the camp.
The Federal Budget passed late last week includes funding for Education Cannot Wait (ECW), a new global fund that provides access to education for children and youth affected by conflict. JRS is a proud supporter and partner of ECW.
Fr. Joe Hampson S.J. reflects on the question he was able to ask of Pope Francis about refugees, and how Pope Francis’s response is important to hear during this week’s Global Refugee Forum.
Djamila is 12 years old and, until very recently, was among the 56% of school-age refugee children in Chad not going to school. Like many other children her age, Djamila must work to support her family.
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