News and Stories

24 Jan, 2022

A new, innovative educational programme “JRS Pathfinder” helped Mary and other refugees to enter the job market and achieve personal growth.

Refugees in Kenya build their future through an innovative educational programme
19 Jan, 2022

A young woman shares her joys and sorrows, describing her uncertain present and sharing her dreams for a better future.

Life in displacement: A young woman's diary contains her reflections
12 Jan, 2022

Access to MHM kits is essential to protecting young refugee women from missing classes and promoting inclusive education.

inclusive education
03 Jan, 2022

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar reflect on the meaning of home while living in precarious conditions.

For IDPs in Myanmar, tarpaulin tents are the closest thing to a home.
27 Dec, 2021

JRS International Director reminds us that hope expresses itself in many ways, especially in the stories of those we accompany around the world.

Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director, in front of “Angels Unaware”, a sculpture in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City by Canadian artist Timothy P. Schmalz dedicated to the world’s migrants and refugees.
24 Dec, 2021

The conflict and humanitarian situation in Myanmar continue to deteriorate, making the need for safe border crossings into Thailand and access to humanitarian assistance and asylum all the more urgent.

21 Dec, 2021

While preparing for the festive season, we asked some of the members of the JRS family to share their reflections on the past year, Christmas, and their hopes and dreams for the future.

15 Dec, 2021

As a young refugee in Thailand, Peter has a big dream: to complete his education in order to help younger generations determine their own future.

07 Dec, 2021

Many children in Maban, both in the refugee populations and host communities, still struggle with access to education. Many have no place to call a school.