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Photo gallery: Eritrean refugees' paintings of dangerous journeys
Mai Aini, 12 August 2015 -- Powerful images of dangerous journeys as painted by young Eritrean refugees
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South Sudan: learning in emergencies
Maban, 10 August 2015 – In South Sudan's Upper Nile state, a student is more likely to find soldiers occupying their school than teachers preparing lessons. Sixty-three percent of schools are occupied by armed forces. Even more of a rare commodity than functioning school buildings are teachers themselves.
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Kenya: refugee parents cope with autism
Nairobi, 3 August  2015 – "In our culture, when people look at my children they believe they have been bewitched. Some people try to marginalise them. They don't understand my family," says David Bulambo, a Congolese refugee in Kenya who is the father of two autistic girls. "We often feel isolated."
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South Sudan: investing in peace
Maban, 29 July 2015 – "Education will teach kids how to bring peace
through the pen and the negotiation table," said Leila, a 27-year-old
refugee teacher from Sudan who has dedicated her life to promoting
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Europe: EU leaders failing refugees
Rome, 22 July 2015 -- JRS is disappointed by the failure of EU leaders to find a relocation solution for 40,000 refugees who have fled to Europe.
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Lebanon: refugee children counting on school
Beirut, 16 July 2015 -- Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon aren't in school. Some have to work to pay the family bills. Others can't go to school because of transportation costs, difficulty registering, or discrimination.
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Thailand: helping survivors of sexual violence
Bangkok, 15 July 2015 -- In Thailand, JRS offers group counseling sessions for refugee women and girls. Almost all are survivors of sexual violence and at risk of re-victimization in their vulnerable circumstances.
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Italy: I was a stranger and you invited me in
Rome, 9 July 2015 – When Pope Francis urged religious congregations to open their empty convents to welcome refugees in September 2013, Mark* never heard about it. Even if he had heard the news, chances are it wouldn’t have grabbed his attention for long. At the time, the 27-year-old was busy getting on with his life in Nairobi. 
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Jordan and Lebanon: Syrian refugees face food cuts
Amman, Jordan, 9 July 2015 -- Cuts to food aid programmes in the Middle East could force Syrian refugees in the Middle East to make "terrible choices," says Peter Balleis SJ, JRS International Director.
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Kenya: never fail to try
Nairobi, 6 July 2015 – Pierre, 23, trains upwards of 25 local community members per day in computer literacy at his college. At the end of the course, students receive certificates in computer science. The majority of his students are people in the workforce, while others have just finished secondary school and need to learn computer skills in order to enter university. "I was helped to get where I am so I feel also very good when others benefit from my knowledge. I trust this community, and I treat them a lot of dignity," he said.
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