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I wish to go back to the past / To the nights when I could sleep peacefully / To the days when I could go out without any fear and enjoy my life.
To address the global impacts of climate change on the agro-ecosystem, JRS Farmers Field Schools in northeastern, Nigeria are educating refugees in better farming practices.
For the last 30 years, the availability of water has shaped the migratory process within the African continent. Native and migrant populations interact over water resources, the scarcity of which has also led to conflict, often between agricultural and pastoral populations. In Mali, where I have worked as a researcher for 25 years, water scarcity and desertification are transforming the social, economic, political and ecological landscape. The EU estimates that 2.5 million people have been displaced from their homes in Mali because of climate-related insecurity.
Adopting new U.S. immigration policies for those who are at highest risk from a changing climate: This would include reforms that would allow immigrants facing dire environmental conditions in their home countries to enter the U.S. and possibly enable those already in the U.S. to remain in the country, either temporarily or permanently.
In 2020, over 1 million people (about the population of Delaware) were flood-affected in South Sudan, including 481,000 displaced persons across 43 separate counties, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
As part of our recognition of the Ignatian Year, Bayan Raqqad, JRS Jordan career counselor, shares her work on the Pathfinder Project team and supporting refugee skill development with Ignatius’ vision in mind.
After being introduced to a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Service (MHPSS) group that same day, Wirngo met several other refugees from Cameroon. They gathered subsequently to share experiences and receive therapy from JRS Nigeria staff.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) decries the Biden Administration’s latest policy to expel asylum seekers and migrants to southern Mexico, a decision which further threatens their safety and legal right to seek protection.