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JRS International Director’s Statement Urging Support for the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration
Jesuit Refugee Service Jordan visits Faheem and his family regularly through a Home Visits program. JRS teams, many refugees themselves, visit hundreds of refugee families throughout Amman. JRS uses these visits as an opportunity to accompany refugees to make sure they are not marginalized from service networks by identifying particularly vulnerable families.
JRS in South Africa provides health care to refugees and asylum seekers, and the care they provide goes far beyond the healing of illness.
Dr. Mireille Twayigira is a JRS Refugee Education Advocate from Rwanda, who moved with her family when she was two after her father was killed during the 1994 genocide.
Today, Jesuit Refugee Service marks the 38th anniversary of its founding by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, SJ and the official beginning of the beatification process for Fr. Arrupe.
Yesterday, The Trump Administration announced new rules that ban the entry of migrants between designated ports of entry, denying them their full right to seek asylum in the United States along the Southern border. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is deeply disappointed in this announcement and urges the Administration to reconsider.
There has been a lot of misinformation about what the caravan is and who is a part of it, so here’s a few questions we’ve tried to tackle for you and what JRS is doing to help.
With a shared border more than 2.000 kilometers long, Colombia and Venezuela are facing a serious challenge in managing their national relations. With the massive forced migration of people coming from Venezuela, an understanding needs to be reached.
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