News and Stories

24 Jun, 2019

JRS is happy to announce that the Global Education Initiative, an international campaign to raise USD 35 million to open the doors of our education programmes to 100,000 new refugees by 2020, has surpassed its goal.

Students are taught in a primary school class in Afghanistan. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
19 Jun, 2019

JRS Lebanon is delighted to announce the opening of its 8th education project, the Nicolas Kluiters centre in Jbeil.

Students in the Bar Elias refugee camp.
18 Jun, 2019

In Cameroon, refugees hope to transform their communities with their skills and entrepreneurial spirit.

One of the students of the first sewing class offered by JRS in Cameroon sits at her machine. She has opened her own shop with friends from the course. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
14 Jun, 2019

Read about the education that JRS provides to 253,496 refugees around the world, and all the other ways we show our love for refugees, in our Annual Report.

Young female students line up at a JRS school in Baalbek, Lebanon.
13 Jun, 2019

Refugees in Colombia share stories of how they have helped build a path to self-reliance through livelihood training and support from JRS.

Evelio smiles in his metal workshop. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
07 Jun, 2019

Ngisti Zeleke has dedicated a portion of her life’s work to helping forcibly displaced women. She currently serves as a hygiene teacher and instructs others how to make soft, reusable, easy to clean, cotton sanitary pads.

Students sit in the sanitary pad class. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
31 May, 2019

JRS has implemented a new monitoring and evaluation technique which focuses on the outcomes and impact of our services through stories of change. At a recent workshop in Lebanon, Omar, a Syrian refugee, reflected on the impact JRS’s services had on his life.

A man shares his story from his apartment in Beirut. (Fr Don Doll SJ / Jesuit Refugee Service)
27 May, 2019

On the feast of Our Lady of the Way, Father General renews the commitment of JRS for the poor and the excluded.

23 May, 2019

The Jesuit Refugee Service is happy to announce the release of our new logo today as we seek to respond in even more effective ways to the unprecedented scale of the global refugee situation.

JRS Thailand Staff walk together. (Jesuit Refugee Service)