News and Stories

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

Forced to flee Syria, after war broke out eight years ago, teenage Gharam still longs to return home. In the JRS school she attends, however, she has discovered a welcoming oasis.

Refugee children show the work made in their art class. (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)
02 Dec, 2019

In London, where destitute and homeless refugees sometimes sleep on the streets, JRS is extending hospitality and home placements to displaced persons far from home.

Nora and Naomi, hosting scheme co-ordinator at JRS UK.
25 Nov, 2019

Despite their traumatic past, refugee women found the strength to learn how to read and write through JRS literacy courses and to encourage other women to rebuild their lives.

Dae is a refugee living in Cameroon. She has been elected president of the Gado Women’s Association.
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.