Urban Refugees
Recently the balance between urban and camp refugees has shifted towards the former. Most of the world's displaced persons now live in urban areas. Although the quality of services and availability of jobs is much better, urban refugees face a myriad of obstacles ranging from xenophobia to detention. JRS works to ensure that the most vulnerable urban refugees do not fall through the cracks.
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A culture of encounter and dialogue: the only way forward in Syria and Iraq
In response to the ongoing violent conflict in Syria, which has caused the death of more than 100,000 people and displaced millions of Syrians, tens of thousands of Syrians across religious, ethnic and economic divides have been working to build a culture of encounter and dialogue.
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Higher education... transform thinking... transform the world
In partnership with Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM), the Jesuit Refugee Service combines the best of new technology with the ancient Jesuit philosophy of Ignatian pedagogy – which emphasises experience, reflection, evaluation, action and service – to make online higher education courses available to refugees.
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Hospitality on the frontiers
Helping refugees and other forcibly displaced persons build new lives with their new host communities
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South Sudan: overcoming the adversity of war, investing in stronger communities
Only coordinated action by humanitarian agencies, as well as faith and government leaders, both in and outside South Sudan, will bring about a peaceful and sustainable solution to the conflict and the protection of civilian populations in the interim.
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World Refugee Day 2015: Push forward, not back
On World Refugee Day, 20 June, the Jesuit Refugee Service urges you to remember that the key to change is within each of us. While governments decide to accept or reject refugees, only we have the power to truly welcome them. We must change our fixed view of refugees as 'the other.'
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Access to quality education
JRS works worldwide to ensure refugees are given an opportunity to gain access to quality education. In some cases this means building schools, while in others it is about training teachers. In all cases, those who count are the refugees.
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Refugee women - responding to the needs of survivors
One of the major challenges JRS staff face is to identify refugee women who suffer or are at risk of suffering abuse and neglect. Victims of abuse often suffer in silence.
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