Forgotten Displacement

There are many displacement situations that are overlooked and forgotten. These crises affect people that have lives and stories like everyone else. We must put forgotten displaced people at the center.

When an emergency breaks out, forcibly displaced people find themselves at the centre of international debates. ​

Sadly, media and public attention do not last long. ​Soon the stories of forcibly displaced people are neglected, their voices silenced. ​Even if they don’t make the headlines, people affected by crises like those in Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, and Venezuela, are still in need.

We must not forget them.

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A new first day of school for displaced children in Iraq

Teacher tutoring a IDP at the JRS kindergarten in Qaraqosh. For displaced children in Iraq going to school can be a challenge. Today Jacob and Abdullah entered the classroom after spending several years out

Tinwin and the Transformative Power of Education for Internally Displaced in Myanmar

tinwin, internally displaced in Myanmar, loves to read books and dreams of becoming a doctor

Internally displaced women’s businesses blooming in Nigeria

Rekindling Syrian refugees’ hope for the future in Lebanon

Hawa, a disabled teacher, brings hope to special needs children in Kenya

Hawa a disabled teacher brings hope to special needs children in Kenya

Serving forgotten refugees and forcibly displaced people on the Balkan route

JRS Croatia and JRS Bosnia and Herzegovina join forces to serve refugees and other forcibly displaced people travelling the Balkan route.

“Education will lead to peace”: a teacher’s dream in Thailand

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: A Long-term Predicament that Needs Sustainable Support

We must not forget the people of Afghanistan

New lives, uncertain futures: experiences of Afghans in displacement

afghans in displacement - drawing by silvia kaepelli

“Far from home: How long more?” A photo essay on protracted displacement

Protracted displacement in South Sudan

Photo essay: Forgotten situations of displacement

Venezuelan refugees at Colombian border (Photo: George Castellanos / Jesuit Refugee Service)

Fleeing violence in Tigray: Dunia’s story

Refugees and Migrants at the Belarus-Poland Border

Yazidi (Ezidi) genocide survivors in Iraq

Ezidi woman

May we never yield to the temptation to disregard others, especially those in greatest need, and to look the other way; instead, may we strive daily, in concrete and practical ways, to form a community composed of brothers and sisters who accept and care for one another.
Pope Francis