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In October 2020, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) CAR met Jean-Jacques’ armed group to convince them to allow Jean-Jacques to restart his life – as part of a Child Protection project funded by UNICEF and aimed to support the education of 300 vulnerable children and teenagers in Bambari.
Armed with a camera crew, a distinct humanitarian vision, and backing from the US Department of State’s PRM Bureau, meet JRS filmmaker Katherin Alfonso.
Jesuit Refugee Service expresses heartfelt condolences with those, including our staff, who have been impacted or displaced by the massive Mount Nyiragongo eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo this weekend.
Since the conflict broke out in November 2020, JRS Ethiopia has been forced to adapt its approach to serve and accompany existing refugees and newly displaced persons across the region.
As part of our recognition of the Ignatian Year, JRS/USA is asked Ryan Birjoo, SJ, a Regent serving with JRS in Beirut as part of the Middle East and North Africa Regional Team, about his “cannon ball moment” is and how he sees the life and teachings of St. Ignatius in the work he does for JRS.
Refugee Service (JRS) expresses concern for the dire humanitarian consequences of the crisis in Myanmar and calls for peace, protection, and non-refoulement of Myanmar citizens as they seek refuge in neighboring countries.
Upholding reconciliation and social cohesion as priorities, JRS Cameroon now offers an eight-month professional training and student dorm for young refugees and Cameroonians in five different centers.
Jesuit Refuge Service/USA welcomes the Biden Administration’s support for relaxing intellectual property rights for COVID 19 vaccines to promote global production and access to the vaccines.
Yasmine, 31, is a refugee mother originally from Syria who attended courses at the JRS social centre in Bar Elias, Lebanon. Like so many women in this region of the world, her life has been upended by the conflicts of the last few years. She fled to Lebanon in 2015 under very hard conditions. Of all the trials of the last few years, though, Yasmine unhesitatingly says that the most difficult has involved “being forcibly separated from my children and left alone in 2017.”
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