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20 Nov, 2019

Meet Anwar: He’s an eight-year-old scholar who utilized JRS’s psychological support services to build his confidence, develop a sense of independence, and eventually return to school.

14 Nov, 2019

Thirty-nine years ago, then Father General Pedro Arrupe put out a call to the Society of Jesus to mobilize to help displaced people wherever they were. He asked them to bring a “sustained effort” for all who are forcibly displaced. Joan Rosenhauer gives her reflections on this call to action, the 39th Anniversary of JRS, recognizing Lidia Bastianich, and how we can all bring sustained effort to helping refugees.

13 Nov, 2019

Meet Rafi: Attending school brought him joy and protection from the harsh realities he faced every day, until one day going to school was no longer an option. Read the full story to learn more about Rafi’s journey back to education.

08 Nov, 2019

Meet Mona: Her love for education inspired her younger brother’s interest in learning. Read her full story and learn how you can help students like her this Giving Tuesday.

08 Nov, 2019

JRS/USA is thrilled to announce we have a donor who will match gifts given to our Giving Tuesday campaign. This year, on December 3rd, we need to raise $30,000, all of which will be matched, to help eliminate barriers to education for refugee children in Lebanon.

06 Nov, 2019

JRS/USA is proud to honor Lidia Bastianich for our 39th Anniversary for her commitment to refugees and bringing voice to refugee issues.

31 Oct, 2019

Meet Lual Mayen: His passion for peace building has led him to become the CEO of his own video game company. Read his full story.

29 Oct, 2019

Meet Lina Mena, Lina is a specialist in psychological care, has been working with Jesuit Refugee Service since 2013. Her work is based in Tulcán, a city on the northern border of Ecuador, which sees the largest number of Venezuelans entering Ecuador through Colombia. Read her full story.

22 Oct, 2019

Meet Ana, she’s a young woman from Barinas, Venezuela, and mother of two children – a boy and a girl ages 14 and eight. Her son has cerebral palsy and often could not receive needed medical attention due to the lack of medicines and the prohibitively expensive costs of health care. Read her full story.