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Global: Wishes for a joyful ‘Id al-Fitr
Rome, 15 June 2018 – On the occasion of ‘Id al-Fitr, the feast marking the end of the month of Ramadan, JRS joins our Muslim friends in thanking the Almighty for the blessings brought by this sacred time.
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Global: Call for applications for Education in Emergencies course
Rome, 13 June 2018 – Applications are open for this year’s edition of 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. This time the course will be held in Beirut from September 24-28.
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Europe: Secondary movements - Necessary result of a flawed system
Brussels, 11 June 2018 Ask any politician in Europe what a priority in the reform of the EU’s asylum system should be, and they will probably talk about preventing ‘secondary movements’.
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Myanmar: Conflict on the rise in Kachin State
Bangkok, 7 June 2018 – Since the beginning of this year, the conflict between the Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has intensified in many parts of Myanmar’s Kachin State.
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South Africa: Helping to Heal, Providing Hope
Johannesburg, 4 June 2018 -  JRS in South Africa provides health care to infirmed refugees and asylum seekers, and the care they provide goes far beyond the healing of illness.
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Uganda: I want to stay in school (Part I)
Adjumani, 28 May 2018 – A group of about 60 mostly young men and a handful of girls are crowded in a makeshift classroom, their attention fixed to the front of the room. The classroom consists of a weather-beaten tarpaulin tent supported by thin wooden beams.
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Colombia: Open letter on the situation of the Yukpa people in Cúcuta
Bogotá, 24 May 2018 - The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is deeply concerned by the situation confronting the Yukpa indigenous community in the city of Cúcuta. The physical security and psychological well-being of the community has come under increasing pressure recently, as a result of direct threats made against them. 
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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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