News and Stories
A former mathematics student back in Syria, Nawal did not expect that her life and work would change radically when she decided to flee with her husband and son to Lebanon. Being a refugee is undoubtedly a hard experience, but Nawal found a way to channel her sufferings and heal.
Over 20 faith-based organisations stand with the suffering people of Myanmar and call on the country’s military to stop the violence, respect the sanctity of all human life, and work towards a just and lasting peace throughout the country.
Jesuit Refugee Service expresses heartfelt condolences to those, including our staff, who have been impacted or displaced by the massive Mount Nyiragongo eruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo this weekend.
With the aim to improve the quality of education, JRS is retraining teachers like Elizabeth and distributing learning materials to students and education centres.
We express concern for the dire humanitarian consequences of the crisis in Myanmar and call for peace, protection, and non-refoulement of Myanmar citizens as they seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
St. Ignatius’s life and conversion mirrors the struggles of forcibly displaced people; those whose dreams have been destroyed by “cannonballs” and forced into a life of uncertainty.
In Bertoua, Cameroon, young students from refugee and host communities are not only learning a vocational skill but how to live and work alongside each other.
JRS’s Child Protection Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia plays a key role in the protection of unaccompanied, separated, and other vulnerable refugee children, but limited funding threatens the future of this essential initiative.
The alarming need for safe spaces for forcibly displaced Rohingya women has inspired JRS and partner Caritas Bangladesh to create the Multi-purpose Child and Adolescent Centre (MCAC) to encourage leadership among the women and to provide volunteering opportunities.