where we work
South Sudan: Graduation Day - coming together, learning together
Maban, 27 July 2017 - This event was remarkable not because of the number of students, and not because of the patience they showed in the heat. It was remarkable, first, because this was a graduation ceremony –their graduation ceremony.
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Central African Republic: Youth are the hope for tomorrow
Bambari, 25 July 2017 - Children in Central African Republic have grown up in the context of almost permanent war. They have been recruited sent as cannon fodder to the front lines, forced to fight for one side or the other, to carry out the most appalling atrocities and to suffer quite horrendous violence. 
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Global: Applications are open for Education in Emergencies course
Rome, 20 July 2017 - Applications are open for the Education in Emergencies course, organised and co-hosted by the Jesuit Refugee Service and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University.
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Haiti: A school gives vulnerable children an opportunity
Tilory, 18 July 2017 - Many Haitians have been forced to migrate both internally and to neighboring Dominican Republic due to natural disasters such as the 2010 earthquake or severe poverty. This migration often has lead to serious human rights violations, such as the abuse of laborers, sexual and gender-based violence, the abuse of children, and human trafficking. 
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Europe: Director of JRS South-East Europe to be awarded by the European Parliament
Zagreb, 13 July 2017 - The head of the Jesuit Refugee Service in South-East Europe, Tvrtko Barun SJ, is one of the winners of this year's European Citizen's Prize.
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Iraq: Focusing on the forgotten refugee
Dohuk, 10 July 2017 - JRS was already present in Iraq in the Erbil area since 2014, and decided to expand its intervention to the north, in the Duhok province, last year where the needs were great. 
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Kenya: Building self-reliance and promoting the inclusion of those with disabilities in Kakuma
Kakuma, 6 July 2017 - Elizabeth Wanjiku has been the coordinator of the JRS Special Needs department in Kakuma refugee camp since January 2017. One of the principles that guide JRS's work with people with special needs is the conviction that each person has potential.
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Syria: Despite heat and continued violence, work continues
Aleppo, 6 July 2017 - Syria continues to heat up: literally and figuratively. With daytime temperatures this past week soaring to between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius in most parts of the country, it's been a tough few days for many. In addition to the heat, the shortage of electricity and water add to the suffering, although there have been official efforts to improve the situation on this front.
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Canada: A Father's Persistence
Ontario, 3 July 2017 - "To be a father is a lifetime responsibility. You aren't living on your own anymore. You are living a life which is also connected to your other family members. Especially when you have a family member with a special need, the responsibility is even much higher," says David Bulambo a former Congolese refugee who was resettled in Canada last month with his three daughters. 
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Democratic Republic of Congo: Where schools become a haven for displaced people
Goma, 30 June 2017 - The Great Lakes Region has witnessed one of the largest human migration situations on the African continent. This is a result of the combination of generalised violence among the various groups under arms, disputes for access to resources, and the weakness of nation states. 
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