News and Stories
Claudine is a young woman from Burundi who volunteers as a community social worker for the Naweza (Swahili for “I can”) Project in Dzaleka refugee camp.
Rosemary had to leave most of her family behind in South Sudan to find safety. Today, she is a student at a JRS-supported school in northern Uganda.
Read the impact the Naweza scholarship programme is having on the lives of refugee girls in Malawi.
Christella is a 13-year-old girl who has been living in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi for almost three years. Christella is passionate about education and opportunities for girls such as herself.
JRS Ireland’s Fáilte Project recognised as a model of good practice for supporting and enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of asylum seekers.
JRS began a project in 2018 to provide psychosocial support and protection in the Rimenze camp for IDPs near Yambio, South Sudan. JRS advocates for local IDPs, assessing their needs and reporting concerns to relevant authorities.
Most Yazidis feel they have been forgotten. JRS shares their stories so their voices are heard.
On 3 August 2014 ISIS launched a genocide against the Yazidis living in Sinjar, northern Iraq, which led to the death and disappearance of thousands. After being liberated, Bahar still has not been able to find out the fate of most of her family.