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Kenya: A young refugee’s journey to the State House
Nairobi, 21 November 2017 – “I just want to make my parents proud,” says young Tikikil, providing some insight into what motivates this first-year high school pupil. Her accomplishments are, indeed, impressive.
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Iraq: The human spirit in action
Dohuk, 17 November 2017 – Fr Tony O’Riodan SJ, a Jesuit of the Irish province, was impacted by many things about his experience working with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Iraqi Kurdistan; one of these impacts was the lasting and continual effect of war on the human life and spirit.
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Global: The legacy of Fr Arrupe in today’s crisis of solidarity
Rome, 14 November 2017 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) was founded by Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ on 14 November 1980 in response to the plight of Vietnamese people seeking to escape their homeland by boat, and also to aid refugees fleeing Ethiopia, Somalia, Cambodia, and Laos.
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Global: Education in Emergencies course co-hosted with Fordham University
Rome, 10 November 2017 – With close to 30 million children living in conflict-affected countries, and hundreds of thousands of families displaced by natural disasters, education in times of crisis and conflict is fundamental to achieving the goal of universal education.
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Global: JRS formalises Child Safeguarding Policy
Rome, 08 November 2017 The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has officially formalised its International Child Safeguarding Policy to ensure that all its staff members uphold the highest standard of respectable conduct when dealing with every human being below the age of eighteen years.
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Ethiopia: JRS inaugurates its Child Protection Centre
Addis Ababa, 6 November 2017 – Last week JRS officially inaugurated its Child Protection Centre in Addis Ababa. The centre is the first of its kind and has been operating since July. It provides a comprehensive child protection response to unaccompanied and vulnerable refugee children through various activities.
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Indonesia: Brothers in humanity
Bogor, 3 November 2017 – A few months ago, I volunteered at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Indonesia as part of my Jesuit Tertianship, the final stage in Jesuit formation which is also called the third stage of probation.
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USA: Concerts for refugees spotlight JRS Global Education Initiative
Washington DC, 30 October 2017 – Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees mounted a successful two week, eight-city tour, beginning in Seattle, on October 3 and ending in Dallas, October 15. Lampedusa, designed to spotlight the global refugee crisis, was produced by Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
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Greece: Asylum seekers in abysmal conditions on islands
Athens, 24 October 2017 – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian aid organisations said in an open letter released 23 October.
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Uganda: Expanding opportunity through livelihood initiatives
Kampala, 23 October 2017 – In Uganda’s capital around 75,000 displaced persons live as urban refugees – a life that is fraught with uncertainty and doubt. Asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Kampala are in a destitute condition.
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