Jesuit Refugee Service http://en.jrs.net Latest News and Information Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:06:57 GMT Global: Wider community protection for refugees http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180724090051 Taizé, 15 August 2018 – This year the Jesuit Refugee Service was invited to participate in an interfaith meeting and workshop series organised by the Taizé Community in Burgundy, France. JRS International Advocacy Officer, Amaya Valcarcel, reflects on her time at the meeting among such a diverse and welcoming community. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180724090051 South Sudan: Fostering peace through sports http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180724043951 Yambio, 10 August 2018 – Imagine a world where sport is used to settle conflicts instead of violence. Wishful thinking? Not at all. A JRS Yambio project in South Sudan has made this a reality.  Fri, 10 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180724043951 World Humanitarian Day - South Sudan: It is a passion http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180725053828 Yambio, 19 August 2018 – After three years working with JRS, Mr Omollo, the JRS Project Director in Yambio, South Sudan, says he has learned that humanitarian work is not just like any other work – it is a passion. Thu, 09 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180725053828 Jordan: This is why I am here http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180724074450 Amman, 7 August 2018 – Ahmed, a member of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Jordan Home Visits Team, knocks on the ornate metal door a few times. After the shuffling of feet, Faheem* opens the door and invites Ahmed inside. Tue, 07 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180724074450 South Africa: Giving up is not an option http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180724042553 Johannesburg & Pretoria, 3 August 2018 – Last month, JRS South Africa celebrated the graduation of 221 refugees and asylum seekers from the Arrupe Women’s Skill Centre and Pretoria Skill Centre. Fri, 03 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180724042553 Iraq: Remembering the Yazidi Genocide in Sinjar http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180803035932 Duhok, 3 August 2018 - Four years after the genocide of Yazidi people in the Sinjar/Shingal district of northern Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Yazidis are still displaced in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. An estimated 100,000 fled to neighbouring countries and beyond in search of safety and a new beginning, while as many as 3,000 abducted Yazidis are still missing. Fri, 03 Aug 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180803035932 Global: The Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180724095436 Rome, 31 July 2018 – So much of the political rhetoric we hear about refugees is focused not on the greater but on the lesser. Refugees are painted as security threats, economic burdens, or cultural invaders; St Ignatius would tell us instead to act with the generosity of Jesus, who gave everything. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180724095436 Thailand: Refugees find safe haven in sports http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180724041248 Bangkok, 26 July 2018 <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size: 14px;font-style: normal;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;font-weight: 400;letter-spacing: normal;orphans: 2;text-align: -webkit-left;text-indent: 0px;text-transform: none;white-space: normal;widows: 2;word-spacing: 0px;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;display: inline !important;float: none;">–</span> A group of Pakistani refugees stand in position in a small sheltered cricket field in Bangkok. The bowler throws the ball forcefully. The batsman hits it hard and runs to the other side of the field. He scores! His team cheers. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180724041248 Venezuela: Our mission http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180723030401 Caracas, July 23, 2018 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Venezuela is responding to the country’s ongoing humanitarian crisis. JRS Venezuela understands that protection mechanisms for Venezuelans must be constructed communally, weaving social and humanitarian issues into the same thread of intervention. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180723030401 Uganda: I will get there http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180719050941 Adjumani, 20 July 2018 – “My aim is not satisfying myself with knowledge but having a knowledge that is going to be beneficial for others,” says Vumilia Ameshinda reflecting on his future. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180719050941 Angola: 17 years later http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180716053849 Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, International Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), reflects on his trip to Angola where he visited JRS projects in Viana and Dundo. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180716053849 Myanmar: Providing love and learning through education http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180712053452 Myitkyina, 13 July 2018 <span class="StoryBody">–</span> Roi San, a 24-year old woman, is serving as a volunteer teacher at a Catholic school in the town of Myitkyina in Myanmar’s Kachin State. She began teaching in this school two years ago after graduating from a JRS-supported teacher training course. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180712053452 Colombia: The challenges of Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180706055253 Bogotá, 10 July 2018 – An estimated fifty thousand people cross the border between Venezuela and Colombia daily. As of December 2017, according to data from Colombia’s central immigration authority (Migración Colombia), over half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Colombia. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180706055253 Cameroon: The leading women of Ketté http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180705032019 Yaoundé, 6 July 2018 – I was given the wonderful opportunity to visit the refugee camps where JRS works in the Ketté region of eastern Cameroon. It was a trip amongst beautiful green jungles, through washed-out bridges, and over countless crevice-like ruts. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180705032019 Europe: Three years after the EU Migration Agenda – report launch http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180703050050 Brussels, 3 July 2018 – In “Forgotten at the gates of Europe,” JRS Europe documents how migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees experience Europe’s external borders. Tue, 03 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180703050050 Bangladesh: Psychosocial support for Rohingya children http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180628025312 Cox’s Bazaar, 29 June 2018 – Joint JRS and Caritas staff particpated in a pyschosocial support workshop in preparation of the launch of six child friendly spaces (CFS) in Teknaf refugee camp, Bangladesh. Fri, 29 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180628025312 USA: JRS Calls for Recognition of the Rights and Dignity of Children and Families Seeking Asylum http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180627021118 Washington, 27 June 2018 – JRS/USA urges the U.S. Government to take necessary action to ensure that asylum seekers arriving in the U.S. are not criminally punished for trying to seek protection. Wed, 27 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180627021118 Lebanon: Returning to childhood http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180625025218 Beirut, 25 June 2018 – The sound of elated voices can be heard down the street. Joyful exclamations and laughs bounce between building and back alley. These are the sounds of children at recess: playing house or make-believe, spinning tops, and climbing on jungle-gyms. Mon, 25 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180625025218 Chad: To be a child again http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180621033413 Goz Beïda, 22 June 2018 – More than half of school-aged refugee children in Chad are not enrolled in school.  Many of the more than 100,000 unenrolled children were born in refugee camps after their families fled conflict in their native Darfur. Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180621033413 World Refugee Day: 4 Words to Open the World http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180619022448 Rome, 20 June 2018 <span class="StoryBody">–</span> Pope Francis has urged the global community to adopt a shared response to the global refugee situation that may be articulated in four words: welcome, protect, promote and integrate. Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180619022448 Global: Wishes for a joyful ‘Id al-Fitr http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180615021724 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. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180615021724 Global: Call for applications for Education in Emergencies course http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180612032714 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. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180612032714 Europe: Secondary movements - Necessary result of a flawed system http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180611081020 Brussels, 11 June 2018 <span style="font-size:11.0pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">– </span>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’. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180611081020 Myanmar: Conflict on the rise in Kachin State http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180607020852 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. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/news_detail?TN=NEWS-20180607020852 South Africa: Helping to Heal, Providing Hope http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180601054337 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. Mon, 04 Jun 2018 05:00:00 GMT http://en.jrs.net/campaign_detail?TN=PROJECT-20180601054337