Syria: examining the role of women from a humanitarian perspective in response to conflict
Syria, 13 October 2014 During the anti-apartheid years in South Africa, the phrase "strike a woman and you strike a rock" was popularised by the growing involvement of women in the struggle. In Syria, the role of women has taken on a less aggressive, but no less significant role.
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Syria: working under principles of neutrality, non-violence and inclusiveness
Chicago, 15 April 2014 – Loyola University Chicago and ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights hosted the symposium, 'Sanctuary and Sustenance: Syria and the Plight of Refugees' on Monday, 7 April. Scholars, faculty, practitioners and refugees examined the current political crisis in Syria from a range of perspectives and disciplines. During the day-long symposium Angela Wells spoke on behalf of the Jesuit Refugee Service about humanitarian assistance and religious intervention.
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Voices of Europe unite to help Syrian refugees
Brussels, 7 March 2014 – The Jesuit Refugee Service, as part of the ECRE coalition of more than 100 NGOs across Europe, has launched Europe Act Now calling on European leaders to protect refugees fleeing the Syrian war.
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USA: the Jesuit Refugee Service stands with Syria
Washington DC, 7 March 2014 – The 15 March marks the third anniversary of the Syria crisis. The Jesuit Refugee Service USA is joining #WithSyria, and with millions of people and other organisations across the globe, to shed light on the desperate situation and urge immediate and unfettered access for humanitarian aid to protect the hundreds of thousands of innocent children and families now under siege. The world can no longer remain indifferent to their plight.
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Syria: in conflict, persecution affects Muslims and Christians alike
Damascus, 28 February 2014 – Radicalised violence, displacement and poverty affect Syrians of all creeds. In what has always been a complex society, with many layers of social, religious and economic diversity, perpetrators of violence have been able to manipulate this heterogeneity to sow divisions among the population.
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Syria: refugee finds his life's purpose at Al Mukhales Centre
Rome, 8 January 2014 – A Syrian refugee forced from his city alongside his family not only lost his home but also his sense of purpose, the ability to provide for his family.
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Syria: dialogue is the solution, not war
London and Washington DC, 23 December 2013 – Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria is focusing mainly on two fronts: emergency relief to those in greatest need and educational activities. Both of these efforts enhance reconciliation and co-existence amongst people of different socio-economic and faith backgrounds.
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Syria: Iraqi refugees on the sidelines of yet another conflict
Damascus, 12 December 2013 – After being forced to flee Iraq, Tarik* thought he had found safety for himself and his family in Syria. Two short years later conflict broke out.
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Jordan: online education, harnessing the skills of refugees
Amman, 31 October 2013 – As the Syrian war moves into its thirtieth month, with no end in sight, the response by Jesuit Refugee Service has continued to evolve, from emergency assistance to a strengthening of the long-term service provision. The number of Syrian refugees in Jordan is now at 500,000 and preparing refugee communities for the future has become a priority.
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Jordan: an arduous and perilous journey to safety
Amman, 16 October 2013– Jesuit Refugee Service works in Jordan with refugees from Syria, Iraq, Sudan and Somalia. Here, Mohsen* from Syria shares his story about his flight from his home to safety in Jordan.
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