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Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is monitoring the developing situation in North East Syria. JRS has been responding to the emergency crisis in and around Syria since 2011, witnessing first-hand the extent of the suffering of the forcibly displaced people. We continue to accompany the displaced people of this region.
Matt Ippel, S.J., a Jesuit who works for JRS in Maban, describes his experiences with the heavy rain and severe flooding that have had devastating impacts in recent months on camps for refugees and internally displaced people in Maban, South Sudan where JRS serves.
Meet Rafael and Yorbelys, a young couple from Portuguesa, Venezuela. Raising a family with two young boys in Venezuela was becoming exceptionally difficult, so they fled to find a better life. Read their full story.
Meet Estefani: She was pregnant when she left Venezuela in order to provide adequate care for her baby. Due to the economic and political situation in Venezuela, she could not find the prenatal care she needed during pregnancy. Read her full story.
Join JRS/USA this fall in DC and New York for two fundraising events honoring two very special people and their contributions to support refugees, Fr. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. and Lidia Bastianich.
Meet Luisa: She left Venezuela because of the economic crisis. Her family was directly impacted by the rising medical costs that prevented members of her family from receiving medical treatment. Read her full story.
Francine is an intelligent 18-year-old who arrived in the Dzaleka refugee camp of Malawi in 2002 with her parents when she was only one. She has lived in a refugee camp for most of her life.
The mother and her children were warned. Days after the daughter saw a drug deal happen at school, a boy came to the door of their house in a neighborhood outside Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and told them they had three days to leave the country before the gang would come and kill them all. They knew what happened to enemies of the gangs. They left.
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