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Meet Silvia, Nyakouth, and Evaline: They’re classmates in an accelerated learning program hosted at a school in Adjumani, Uganda, where JRS is providing scholarships to some secondary school students.
Stated as one of the deadliest and massive weather events the Southern Hemisphere has ever faced, Cyclone Idai has ripped through parts of Southern Africa in the last week. The devastating storm has caused massive displacement and impacted refugees, including places where Jesuit Refugee Service is present.
Meet Gulsoom: She beat the odds in Afghanistan and made a way to educate herself, further her education through JRS, and educate other young women.
This week, the Syrian conflict enters its 9th year. Though reports indicate that ISIS is in retreat and the United States government is pushing for withdrawal of troops, millions of people are still suffering, and the need to commit resources and attention to those displaced by the war remains.
Meet Nour: A young JRS student and Syrian refugee living in Lebanon who refuses to give up the fight for education.
JRS/USA is deeply concerned over proposed cuts to humanitarian and development assistance programs with significant impacts on refugees. To express these concerns and support for funding that improves access to education, JRS/USA testified before the United States House of Representatives.
As we enter the Lenten season, Josh Utter, JRS/USA Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, shares his reflection from a recent travel to Ecuador and what this season means to him.
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.
Ahead of International Women’s Day and the spotlight on women and girls, JRS/USA calls for greater, smarter investment in refugee girls’ education.
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