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Iraq: Yazidis of Sinjar today
Duhok, 15 October 2018 - Last August marked the fourth anniversary of the Yazidi genocide, and while many countries have spoken out condemning the actions of ISIL that led to the death of thousands, very little is being done to aid those still reeling from the aftermath of this massacre.
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United Kingdom: At Home and the change it brings
London, 8 October 2018 - JRS UK’s Communities of Hospitality Coordinator Naomi Turner reflects on the ‘At Home’ hosting scheme that brings people who are destitute together with a local individual or family willing to support them. 
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South Sudan: Nakio - A Refugee Mother, Wife, Teacher, and Student
Yambio, 1 October 2018 – Nakio is a student at Mikese University in Yambio, South Sudan. She is currently in her third-year of schooling to receive her Bachelor of Arts in Education. Each day is a little different for her as she balances being a full-time mother, wife, teacher, and student.
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Global: Prayer for the Global Compact on Refugees
Rome, 24 September 2018 - The United Nations General Assembly is expected to vote on the Global Compact on Refugees this week. This will be the culmination of a two-year process that saw the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, engaging with states and consulting with all relevant stakeholders.
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Syria: coping with struggles
Aleppo, 19 September 2018 - It is very hard to feel as though you are a “strange” in your own homeland. One has to learn to cope with the most challenging of situations.
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Colombia: I thought I would have to leave this country
Buenaventura, 14 September 2018 -  Forced to leave home and move to Buenaventura, a coastal seaport city in Valle del Cauca and the most impoverished city in Colombia, Genifer was determined not to be stuck in poverty and rendered invisible to the rest of the world, like so many IDPs in Colombia. 
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South Sudan: Self-sufficiency for children with disabilities and their families
Maban, 10 September 2018 - The Jesuit Refugee Service in Maban, South Sudan works with Joy, Kifaya, and families like theirs raising children with disabilities in an already challenging environment. 
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Malawi: JRS holds Naweza Conference to empower girls
Dzaleka, 4 September 2018 - The first ever Naweza Girls Conference held at Dzaleka Refugee camp last month is part of the Naweza project, a partnership between the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the Fidel Götz Foundation that aims to empower refugee girls.
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Syria: War cannot destroy his dreams
Kafroun, 30 August 2018 – Farid* has dreams of a better future and forgetting the harsh realities of his daily life. An enthusiastic 13-year-old, he loves to go to school every morning and then to the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Kafroun Centre in the afternoon. 
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Global: JRS releases its 2017 Annual Report
Rome, 27 August 2018 - The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Annual Report 2017 provides details of the impact made on the lives of nearly 640,000 people last year through our programmes serving the needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced people in 52 countries across the world.
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