News and Stories

20 Jun, 2021

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.

JRS staff making home visits in Beirut, Lebanon
03 Jun, 2021

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.

27 May, 2021

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.

26 May, 2021

With the aim to improve the quality of education, JRS is retraining teachers like Elizabeth and distributing learning materials to students and education centres.

Beatrice (right) with her mother Elizbeth (left) receiving livelihood support from JRS: a sewing machine, sewing thread, a pair of scissors, a local pressing iron and a measuring tape
20 May, 2021

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.

20 May, 2021

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.

St Ignatius of Loyola
13 May, 2021

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 Cameroon Professional Training Students.
04 May, 2021

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.

27 Apr, 2021

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.