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15 Aug, 2022

Afghanistan and its people are suffering from crises on multiple fronts, and as a result, they are fleeing for the lives. Following the Taliban’s takeover of the Afghanistan Government last year, the U.S. has accepted over 75,000 at-risk Afghans under humanitarian parole.

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10 Aug, 2022

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) applauds introduction of the Afghan Adjustment Act, which will positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of Afghans who arrived in the United States after the U.S. military withdrawal in 2021. This bill will ensure that Afghans evacuated to the U.S. have access to the same legal status they would have received had they been admitted as refugees.

29 Jul, 2022

At Fourkoulom school, in Lake Chad province, the classes never close. When children go back home after the regular courses, the director and deputy director of the center, continue to teach a variety of to 100 girls and young woman ages 12 to 25 years old in addition to nearly 20 community members.

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25 Jul, 2022

The first Festival of Encounter (مهرجان اللقاء) organized by JRS Jordan on Friday 24th June, brought together over 500 people, all coming from different countries such as Yemen, Eritrea, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, and Palestine. They shared the event with Jordanians and foreigners working for international organizations.

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19 Jul, 2022

Four French, English and IT students at the Arrupe Learning Center in Djabal Sudanese refugee camp, Chad, share their experiences as participants of JRS courses for refugees in eastern Chad. The project is supported by UNHCR through the BRPM funds.

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15 Jul, 2022

Representing various schools and universities across the United States, the participating students shared ideas on how to organize JRS Action Teams and advocate on their campus for refugees and forcibly displaced persons.

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11 Jul, 2022

In 2016, Aleka* attempted to escape from her home-country, Eritrea. This is the story of her struggle for freedom.

06 Jul, 2022

In the Lake Chad province, accessing to quality water is a challenge. Education is also greatly affected by the lack of this crucial resource. To ensure the wellbeing, health, and presence in class of the students, it is cornerstone for schools to have water points inside their centers, as well as an adequate sanitary infrastructure.

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