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where we work
World Humanitarian Day - South Sudan: It is a passion
Yambio, 19 August 2018 – After three years working with JRS, Mr Omollo, the JRS Project Director in Yambio, South Sudan, says he has learned that humanitarian work is not just like any other work – it is a passion.
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Global: Wider community protection for refugees
Taizé, 15 August 2018 – This year the Jesuit Refugee Service was invited to participate in an interfaith meeting and workshop series organised by the Taizé Community in Burgundy, France. JRS International Advocacy Officer, Amaya Valcarcel, reflects on her time at the meeting among such a diverse and welcoming community.
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South Sudan: Fostering peace through sports
Yambio, 10 August 2018 – Imagine a world where sport is used to settle conflicts instead of violence. Wishful thinking? Not at all. A JRS Yambio project in South Sudan has made this a reality. 
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Jordan: This is why I am here
Amman, 7 August 2018 – Ahmed, a member of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Jordan Home Visits Team, knocks on the ornate metal door a few times. After the shuffling of feet, Faheem* opens the door and invites Ahmed inside.
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South Africa: Giving up is not an option
Johannesburg & Pretoria, 3 August 2018 – Last month, JRS South Africa celebrated the graduation of 221 refugees and asylum seekers from the Arrupe Women’s Skill Centre and Pretoria Skill Centre.
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Iraq: Remembering the Yazidi Genocide in Sinjar
Duhok, 3 August 2018 - Four years after the genocide of Yazidi people in the Sinjar/Shingal district of northern Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Yazidis are still displaced in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. An estimated 100,000 fled to neighbouring countries and beyond in search of safety and a new beginning, while as many as 3,000 abducted Yazidis are still missing.
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Global: The Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus
Rome, 31 July 2018 – So much of the political rhetoric we hear about refugees is focused not on the greater but on the lesser. Refugees are painted as security threats, economic burdens, or cultural invaders; St Ignatius would tell us instead to act with the generosity of Jesus, who gave everything.
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Thailand: Refugees find safe haven in sports
Bangkok, 26 July 2018 A group of Pakistani refugees stand in position in a small sheltered cricket field in Bangkok. The bowler throws the ball forcefully. The batsman hits it hard and runs to the other side of the field. He scores! His team cheers.
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Venezuela: Our mission
Caracas, July 23, 2018 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Venezuela is responding to the country’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. JRS Venezuela understands that protection mechanisms for Venezuelans must be constructed communally, weaving social and humanitarian issues into the same thread of intervention.
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Uganda: I will get there
Adjumani, 20 July 2018 – “My aim is not satisfying myself with knowledge but having a knowledge that is going to be beneficial for others,” says Vumilia Ameshinda reflecting on his future.
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