Push forward, not back
Ethiopia: dying to live
Mai Aini, 8 December 2015 – "Have you ever counselled someone who later disappeared on the way to Europe?" Sebhat* gazes off, detaching himself from the reality in Mai Aini camp. Only his eyes tell a story of pain and loss.
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VIDEO: Pontifex Hear Us
Nairobi, 25 November 2015 – Refugees Ebba and Josiane share their messages with Pope Francis, asking him to emphasise education, integration, peace and hospitality for refugees during his visit this week to Kenya.
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Global: a crisis and a challenge – why words matter
Boston, 21 October 2015 – For the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia Associate Director Maryanne Loughry RSM, the very phrase "refugee crisis" is problematic. "It's really a 'conflict crisis,'" she says. "The refugees aren't the crisis. It's the bombing, the torture, the destruction. That's what has been mainly fuelling this unprecedented movement of people."
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Europe: advocating for refugees who need protection
Rome, 14 September 2015 -- "If I do not get a visa, I will consider taking a boat," says a Syrian man who has twice been denied a visa for Europe. The Jesuit Refugee Service is advocating for more flexible immigration policies--and is glad to see the tide turning.
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South Africa: helping teens who migrate alone
Makhado, 30 August 2015 – Simon Muvunza is one of thousands of teenagers who travel to another country by themselves. They are some of the world's most vulnerable migrants.
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Photo gallery: Eritrean refugees' paintings of dangerous journeys
Mai Aini, 12 August 2015 -- Powerful images of dangerous journeys as painted by young Eritrean refugees
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Kenya: refugee parents cope with autism
Nairobi, 3 August  2015 – "In our culture, when people look at my children they believe they have been bewitched. Some people try to marginalise them. They don't understand my family," says David Bulambo, a Congolese refugee in Kenya who is the father of two autistic girls. "We often feel isolated."
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Kenya: refugee parents cope with autism
Nairobi, 3 August  2015 – "In our culture, when people look at my children they believe they have been bewitched. Some people try to marginalise them. They don't understand my family," says David Bulambo, a Congolese refugee in Kenya who is the father of two autistic girls. "We often feel isolated."
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Kenya and Italy: we choose hope
Rome, 20 June 2015 – "Opposing the war in Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr, said 'a time comes when silence is betrayal,'" writes Kenyan refugee Antony Mutai. "That time has come regarding the refugee crisis. The time has come for all of us to not only speak up, but to act and 'Push forward, not back.'"
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South Africa: shining a light in xenophobia's darkness
Johannesburg, 19 June 2015 – If it were not for ignorance, Qamar and Ali's home and business would still be standing today. Ignorance to what these two men – and others seeking refuge within South Africa – went through led people to loot and ransack their shops. This ignorance strips us of our empathy and allows myths regarding migrants to persist.
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