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Serbia: A tale of reunification
Belgrade, 21 September 2017 –  In the middle of last year, in mid June, I met Amira*. She was a vulnerable young woman with four children and a million worries and sadness on her shoulders, and so much power that the whole world could be saved and fed.
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JRS International Director's Keynote speech: A spirit of welcome is the antidote to anxiety
Paramatta, 31 August 2017 –  Keynote speech of Fr Thomas H Smolich SJ for the launch of the Diocese of Parramatta year long "Walking with Refugees" Diocesan Journey, in Australia.
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USA: Communities coming together for refugees
Washington DC, 21 August 2017 - This summer communities around the USA have been rallying around refugees – holding events to raise awareness and funds for those who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution.
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Global: “We have to go deeper”, Taizé Reflection week on Migration
Taizé, 3 August 2017 - The ecumenical monastic community of Taizé in France organized a reflection week on migration between the 16th and 23rd of July. During the week, around 3,500 young people from different countries gathered there.
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France: Opening doors, horizons and minds
Paris, 22 May 2017 – As France recently elected its new President, the director of JRS France, Antoine Paumard SJ, looks back on a year full of new challenges, but also new hope for greater collaboration and hospitality for refugees from civil society.
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Cameroon: Reconciliation through income-generating projects
Bambari, 11 January 2017 - Reconciliation - understood as the restoration of social cohesion through socio-economic development - offers the opportunity to gather communities around common projects. All parties are thus involved in activities related to the common good, rather than centred on particular or individual interests.
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Italy: A journey of faith through displacement
Rome, 7 December 2016 - Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaking in Geneva in December 2012, said "for the vast majority of uprooted people there are few things as powerful as their faiths in helping them cope with fear, loss, separation and destitution."
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France: longing for a space to call home
Paris, 24 July 2014 – When I want to take a shower, I look at my body. For example here, this is from a cigarette. My hand is broken. You can see they used acid to burn off the tattoo I got for my mother.
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South Africa: space to heal in an unequal society
Johannesburg, 21 July 2014 – Thousands of refugee women risk their lives to escape places like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where their bodies have been sexually violated as a tool of war. They travel thousands of miles to reach places like Johannesburg, hoping to find protection and a new start.
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Lebanon: space to learn
Beirut, 3 July 2014 – How can a country educate every child when its population has expanded by 25% in less than four years? Lebanon, a country of four million in 2010 is now hosting more than a million Syrian refugees, roughly half are school-aged. A country that is roughly the size of Delaware, or quarter the size of Switzerland – is at its widest point, only 70 km across.
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