where we work
Indonesia: Newcomers celebrate Independence Day
Bogor, 20 October 2017 – Navid*, is one of the students in the Bahasa Indonesia class at the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Learning Centre in Bogor, Indonesia. He is a polite, friendly, and passionate young man from Afghanistan.
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Global: Symposium on religion and refugees in Europe
Rome, 17 October 2017 – A symposium called Religion and Responses to Migrants and Refugees in Europe: The Catholic Church in Comparative Perspective took place in Rome between 12 and 14 October. It was organized by the University of Notre Dame, together with the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
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Democratic Republic of Congo: Waiting for home
Masisi, 13 October 2017 – In the eastern province of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the territory of Masisi remains entrenched in armed conflict, ethnic violence, and instability. Within this insecure situation, thousands of families flee their homes each year.
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Bangladesh: Responding to the plight of the Rohingya
Dhaka, 11 October – The JRS Deputy International Director, Fr Joseph Xavier SJ, is currently evaluating opportunities to support Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where over 500,000 people have fled violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar since August 2017.
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Colombia: Youth leadership as a tool for peacebuilding and reconciliation
Cúcuta, 5 October 2017 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Colombia in Norte de Santander and the youth foundation Quinta con Quinta Crew recently gave their first joint workshop course on Ignatian leadership. 
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Global: JRS releases its 2016 International Annual Report
Rome, 3 October 2017 – According to figures published in the latest annual report, the Jesuit Refugee Service reached more than 733,400 refugees and forcibly displaced people in 2016, operating in 51 countries worldwide, a slight increase compared to the previous year.
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Chad: Darfuri students excel after curriculum transition
N'Djamena, 29 September 2017 – More than a decade after the initial onset of conflict in their homeland, Darfuri refugees remain in twelve refugee camps, near the Chadian border with Sudan. In these twelve settlements, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) runs its largest education project worldwide.
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Malawi: Breaking down barriers and opening doors for people with disabilities
Dzaleka, 26 September 2017 – Disability services at Dzaleka Refugee Camp are limited, but Higher Education at the Margins (HEM) alumnus Fidel Musiri is working to fill the gap.
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Serbia: A tale of reunification
Belgrade, 21 September 2017 –  In the middle of last year, in mid June, I met Amira*. She was a vulnerable young woman with four children and a million worries and sadness on her shoulders, and so much power that the whole world could be saved and fed.
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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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