News and Stories

19 Oct, 2021

In Chad, we collaborate with UNHCR as part of the DAFI scholarship programme, which offers refugee students like Alfred, Marcel, and Abraham the possibility to earn an undergraduate degree.

13 Oct, 2021

In this poem, a young refugee shares the joys of her past, the sorrows of her present, and the uncertainty of her future – a testimony of the suffering and resilience of all the women of Afghanistan.

08 Oct, 2021

It is no surprise that being a refugee puts many strains on one’s mental health. Read Khaled’s journey to healing.

informal tented settlement ( ITS) in Telyani area in Lebanon’s Bekaa vallety.
04 Oct, 2021

Thanks to the JRS MHPSS group, Wirngo and other refugees in northern Nigeria are coming together, sharing experiences, and finding ways to help each other start a business.

Cameroonian refugee Wirngo has opened his own shop in northern Nigeria.
27 Sep, 2021

Offering women the opportunity to build their skills not only helps them achieve self-sufficiency and provide for their families, but also helps them restore confidence and hope.

Michelle, the JRS livelihoods massage teacher
23 Sep, 2021

Joint Statement by the Migration Working Group of the International Forum of Catholic-Inspired Organizations on the Occasion of the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

'Duo for a Job' provides mentors that help migrants and refugees with professional skills and finding work in Belgium.
13 Sep, 2021

Ryan Birjoo SJ, a Regent serving with JRS in Beirut as part of the Middle East and North Africa Regional Team, shares his “cannonball moment” and how he sees the life and teachings of St. Ignatius in the work he does for JRS.

Ryan Birjoo SJ, being able to love and serve
06 Sep, 2021

Welcoming the stranger is a core value of all faiths. What does it mean for refugees and those who accompany them? We asked some members of the JRS family around the world.

welcoming the stranger
01 Sep, 2021

JRS stands in solidarity with the Afghan people as they face emergency and suffering in their country, and will continue to support Afghan refugees in regions and countries around the world.