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Global: IDMC releases 2018 Global Report on Internal Displacement
Geneva, 21 May 2018 – On May 16th the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre launched its annual Global Report on Internal Displacement in London. The report notes that as of the end of 2017 there were 30.6 million people newly displaced in 143 countries around the world.
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Latin America: Civil society organisations demand a regional agreement for better protection of Venezuelan migrants
Santo Domingo, 16 May 2018 – Civil society organisations, including JRS LAC and JRS Colombia, held an audience before the IACHR to request better assistance for states in the region to address the Venezuelan migrant crisis.
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South Sudan: A Refugee Mother, Wife, Teacher, and Student
Washington D.C., 13 May 2018 – JRS/USA Communications Coordinator, Rashidah McCoy, shares a story of a refugee mother she met while in South Sudan who teaches the students of Yambio by day and raises her family at night.
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Myanmar: Children as agents of peace
Loikow, 10 May 2018 – Myanmar has been a battleground for decades. A long civil war has displaced more than 640,000 people within Myanmar. In Kayah State, the war has internally displaced more than 34,000 persons and close to 12,000 refugees remain in two camps in the Mae Hong Son province of Thailand bordering Myanmar.
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South Sudan: The spirit of success
Maban, 7 May 2018 – Maban is located in the furthest corner of the northeast of South Sudan. It is a very isolated area and the refugee camp is inaccessible at times because of armed conflict in the region.
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Australia: Joint statement on SRSS income cuts for asylum seekers
Sydney, 4 May 2018 – JRS Australia, Jesuit Social Services, and CAPSA recently released a joint statement on the Australian government’s intent to reduce access to SRSS for people seeking asylum in Australia.
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India: Dreams do come true
Goa, 30 April 2018 – Farzana, originally from Afghanistan, is now attending university in Goa thanks to a JRS South Asia capacity building programme.
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Asia Pacific: JRS welcomes new Regional Director
Bangkok, 27 April 2018 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is pleased to announce that Mr Louie Bacomo has been appointed as the new Regional Director of JRS Asia Pacific. Mr Bacomo will assume the role on the 1st of June 2018, following the end of the term of Fr Bambang A. Sipayung SJ as Regional Director.
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Kenya: An oasis at the margins
Kakuma, 23 April 2018 – Education remains out of reach for many girls around the world. In Kakuma and other refugee camps, girls continue to face difficulties when it comes to accessing education.
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United Kingdom: Windrush scandal shows hostile environment must end
London, 20 April 2018 - Responding to the news that the Government has bowed to media pressure and reversed its mistreatment of Windrush-era citizens, JRS UK has called on the Home Secretary to abandon its hostile environment agenda altogether.
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