where we work
Thailand: Education promotes resilience
Bangkok, 23 February 2018 – Imagine the sound of children playing and shouting in a school playground; the bell ringing when class is about to begin. For many asylum seekers and refugees in Bangkok, it has been a long time since they have heard these sounds.
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Syria: update on the situation in Damascus
22 February 2018 - The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is profoundly concerned by the violence being visited upon the civilian populations of Damascus and the Eastern Ghouta area in Syria.
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Jordan: Accompanying refugees in Amman
Amman, 19 February 2018 – Led by her passion for Middle Eastern culture and determination to foster relationships through language, Elizabeth Woods has truly made an impact on the lives of the refugees she serves in Jordan.
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#Do1Thing: The best thing you can give is your time
Batouri, 15 February 2018 – I spent almost one year in Batouri, east Cameroon, about 100 kilometers from the border with the Central African Republic (CAR). There, in what is mostly jungle, electricity is problematic and running water simply doesn’t exist.
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Thailand: Through the lens of a refugee
Bangkok, 12 February 2018 – The story of Absame, an asylum seeker living in Bangkok, shows incredible bravery, resilience, and persistence. He embraced opportunities for education and utilised his perseverance and skills to find informal employment under extremely tough circumstances. Above all, he perseveres with the hope of a better future.
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: A path of inclusion and integration in Italy
Rome, 7 February 2018 – Answering Pope Francis’s call for religious congregations to welcome refugees in 2013, Centro Astalli, JRS Italy, developed an innovative project that accompanies refugees through the latter stages of their integration.
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: Learning from religious diversity in the Middle East
Beirut, 5 February 2018 – “It is when you have a personal contact that
you change your mind. We are serving people because they are human
beings not because of their religion,” says Angela Abboche.
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World Interfaith Harmony Week: Working together to promote justice and peace
Rome, 1 February 2018 – JRS supports the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week (1-7 February) and its foundational message that love of God must lead to love of one’s neighbour, that love of the good must lead to love of one’s neighbour.
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Spain: Refugee Bethlehem at ICAI
Madrid, 30 January 2018 – Last December, the Industrial Engineering School (ICAI) at Comillas University, a Jesuit university in Spain with more than a century of history, inaugurated a refugee nativity scene.
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#Do1Thing: A small commitment can have a big impact
Parramatta, 25 January 2018 – Having been a migrant herself, Marthe knows something about having to move. "Refugees don’t want to be here, they’d rather be home,” she says.
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