News and Stories

18 Nov, 2019

Ja Aung teaches mathematics to students in three different grade levels. She began teaching two years ago after graduating from a Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)-supported teacher training course.

Children attending JRS classes in Kachin State, Myanmar. (Denis Bosnic/Jesuit Refugee Service)
14 Nov, 2019

We join Superior General Fr Arturo Sosa SJ in his message of gratitude to the thousands of dedicated JRS companions, benefactors, and partners in mission.

Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ shining shoes for a children in Quito, Ecuador in 1971.
05 Nov, 2019

he Arrupe Women’s Skills Centre offers vocational training to refugees, asylum seekers, and local women. The beneficiaries can attend hairdressing, beauty, computer, and English classes.

Students during a Beauty & make-up class at the JRS Arrupe Skills Centre in Johannesburg. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
30 Oct, 2019

After living in the isolated Lóvua settlement for two years, the new democratic elections in DRC and promises of opportunities and security encouraged many refugees to go back home.

The JRS team in Angola serves the last dinner to the refugees who leave towards DRC on the first facilitated repatriation.
24 Oct, 2019

Heavy rain and severe flooding have had devastating impacts last week on camps for refugees and internally displaced people in Maban, South Sudan, where JRS serves.

Thousands of people forced to relocate on higher ground, just like this mother and her children.
22 Oct, 2019

JRS Europe and partners launches CHANGE, a project that brings together students, teachers, and refugees to share experiences and build a society in which everyone is welcome and can participate.

18 Oct, 2019

JRS requests the immediate suspension of all hostilities and the protection of civilians in North East Syria.

14 Oct, 2019

Integration House “Pedro Arrupe” is a shelter designed to accommodate vulnerable unaccompanied children who have been separated from their families.

08 Oct, 2019

Raising a family with two young boys in Venezuela was becoming exceptionally difficult for Yorbelys and Rafael, a young couple from Portuguesa.

Yorbelys and Rafael found a community with the other families in the JRS-funded shelter in Quito, Ecuador.