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16 Aug, 2019

Roi San, a 24-year old woman, is serving as a volunteer teacher at a Catholic school in the town of Myitkyina in Myanmar’s Kachin State. She began teaching in this school two years ago after graduating from a teacher training course supported by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS).

29 Jul, 2019

The U.S. Department of State hosted its 2nd annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, offering an opportunity for global leaders to gather and discuss challenges and concrete approaches to promoting greater respect for religious freedom around the world.

19 Jul, 2019

Recent reports have suggested that the U.S. Government is considering setting the refugee admissions number to zero. The current refugee admissions ceiling is at an all-time low of 30,000. The United States is quickly losing its place as a global leader in refugee resettlement and is abandoning its humanitarian commitment.

16 Jul, 2019

The U.S. government has implemented a new rule denying asylum protections to Central American migrants who pass through another country and do not seek asylum there.

03 Jul, 2019

In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Benito was the proud owner of a mechanic shop that had established a strong reputation since his late father founded the enterprise decades earlier.

26 Jun, 2019

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is appalled by the tragic, and unacceptable, death of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month old daughter Valeria, as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande River in hopes of seeking asylum in the U.S.

25 Jun, 2019

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA urges the U.S. Government to provide safe and sanitary conditions to all migrant children held in U.S. custody.

24 Jun, 2019

Today Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) announced with gratitude that the Global Education Initiative (GEI), an international campaign to raise $35 million to open the doors of education to a quarter of a million refugees each year by 2020, accompanied 253,496 refugees in education programs last year.

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Sarah Carroll, Director of Communications

sarah.carroll@jrsusa.org

office: 202-629-5946

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