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USA: JRS recognized with the Anne Frank Award
Washington DC, 18 September 2017 - The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands recognized JRS USA with the Anne Frank Award. The award is given to an American person or organization who has demonstrated a body of work which confronts intolerance, anti Semitism, racism or discrimination, while upholding freedom and equal rights.
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Central African Republic: Condemnation of violence against humanitarian aid workers
Bangui, 15 September 2017 - 28,000 people are without humanitarian aid as a result of unprecedented violence against aid workers in Batangafo (CAR).
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Cameroon: JRS impact on a primary school in Kette
Kette, 14 September 2017 - My name is Iya Haman Marcel. I am the Director of the primary school in Kette, a village situated less than 45 km east of the Cameroonian border with the Central African Republic.
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Syria: When hope returns – Amena’s story
Homs, 11 September 2017 - Amena, a thirteen-year old girl, is typical of so many other children her age and younger, who belong to what is regarded as a “lost generation”.
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Cameroon: The journey of faith of a Jesuit scholastic
Batouri, 7 September 2017 - “I’ve learned a lot, and deepened my faith” says Jeevan James, Jesuit scholastic from Karnataka Province, India, about his experience in Cameroon with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS).
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Canada: Fear of refugees and refugee claimants
Montréal, 5 September 2017 - The present situation invites us to return to the foundation of our common humanity and to the essential links of solidarity that create societal ties.
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Thailand: Somali refugee women find solace in art therapy
Bangkok, 3 September 2017 - An art therapy group run by JRS in Bangkok is helping traumatized urban refugees share harrowing personal experiences and process loss.
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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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Latin America: Regional declaration regarding the situation of the Venezuelan migrant population
Bogota, 28 August 2017 - Venezuela is now experiencing one of the most difficult moments in its recent history, not only politically, but also economically, and socially.
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Eastern Africa: A call to action for the Horn of Africa
Nairobi, 24 August 2017 - JRS Eastern Africa and other international organisations have signed a joint letter urging to fully fund education in humanitarian appeals in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
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