Dispatches
Dispatches is a fortnightly e-mail bulletin of the JRS International Office. It features refugee news briefings, press releases, featured articles and project updates from our people in the field.

JRS DISPATCHES is sent from the International Office of the Jesuit Refugee Service, 00193 Rome, Italy. Tel: +39 06 68977605; fax: +39 06 68977601; Email: dispatches@jrs.net; JRS online: http://www.jrs.net; Publisher: Tom Smolich SJ; Editor: Martina Bezzini Translation: Carles Casals (Spanish), Nicole Abbeloos (French), Simonetta Russo (Italian).



World Refugee Day 2016: open minds, unlock potential
Rome, 15 June 2016 – This World Refugee Day, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) calls upon all of us not only to provide refugees with a safe place to stay, but with opportunities to grow and contribute to society. To truly protect means keeping people safe from all evils, including poverty, isolation, exploitation, misconception and neglect. For this reason, this year JRS is using the theme Open minds, unlock potential.
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JRS and Rotary discuss how to build stronger communities with refugees
ROME - Currently, more than 60 million people worldwide are fleeing instability, violence, and poverty. It is the highest number ever recorded. Civil Society organizations like Rotary are working on the ground to address the needs of refugees by providing food, shelter, clothing and medical treatment, as well as and assistance with learning the local language and finding meaningful work. How can the global community work together to help refugees to start over?
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Happy Christmas!
The international office of the Jesuit Refugee Service wishes you a very Merry Christmas!
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Happy Christmas
The international office of the Jesuit Refugee Service wishes you a very Merry Christmas!
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