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07 Jan, 2021

Sadie’s disability has never stopped her from going to school and pursuing her education. Now, she can also move independently.

Sadié with her new tricycle, donated by UNHCR and JRS
27 Dec, 2020

Behind each of these stories is the “JRS fabric” that holds them together, the fabric of accompaniment that you make possible. Each of these stories reveals your hands, embraced by God’s, at work in JRS.

School during COVID-19 in Kounoungou refugee camp, Guereda, Chad.
18 Dec, 2020

Danielle Vella, based in Malta, has worked for JRS for more than 20 years and currently serves as the Director of Reconciliation & Social Cohesion for JRS, where she leads the organization’s efforts to build bridges, create spaces of hospitality and welcome for refugees and host communities, along with JRS teams around the world.

Danielle Vella currently serves as the Director of Reconciliation & Social Cohesion for JRS.
04 Dec, 2020

The explosion in Beirut four months ago brought back sad memories of Manar’s past in Syria. As survivors like her tell stories about their experiences, they no longer feel isolated.

Manar's house is a few kilometres from the Beirut port. The explosion occurred four months ago brought back sad memories of Manar’s past in Syria.
25 Nov, 2020

After partecipating at the Farmers Field and Business School programme by JRS Nigeria, Sarah has improved her source of livelihood and is able to sustain her family.

After partecipating at the Farmers Field and Business School programme by JRS Nigeria, Sarah has improved her source of livelihood and can sustain her family.
17 Nov, 2020

“It is the audacity of the impossible that sustained Father Arrupe’s decision to give an immediate response to the complex situation of displaced persons seeking refuge.”

12 Nov, 2020

“As you seek to renew and deepen your commitment to serving the varied and complex needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, I pray that all of you will continue to draw encouragement and wisdom from the vision and example of your founder.”

27 Oct, 2020

Amaya Valcarcel has been serving as International Advocacy Officer since 2009. She originally joined JRS in 1998 as Policy Coordinator, focusing her work on the Great Lakes region of Africa and South Asia, with regular missions to Rwanda, Burundi, and Sri Lanka.

16 Oct, 2020

Mélanie used to sell fruits in the market in her hometown of Bambari, in the Central African Republic. She was trained as a preschool teacher when JRS launched their preschool education project in the area in 2016, and has been working with us since then.

Mélanie has been working as a pre-school teacher in the area around Bambari, Central African Republic, since 2016. (Jesuit Refugee Service)