News and Stories

14 Jun, 2019

Read about the education that JRS provides to 253,496 refugees around the world, and all the other ways we show our love for refugees, in our Annual Report.

Young female students line up at a JRS school in Baalbek, Lebanon.
13 Jun, 2019

Refugees in Colombia share stories of how they have helped build a path to self-reliance through livelihood training and support from JRS.

Evelio smiles in his metal workshop. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
07 Jun, 2019

Ngisti Zeleke has dedicated a portion of her life’s work to helping forcibly displaced women. She currently serves as a hygiene teacher and instructs others how to make soft, reusable, easy to clean, cotton sanitary pads.

Students sit in the sanitary pad class. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
31 May, 2019

JRS has implemented a new monitoring and evaluation technique which focuses on the outcomes and impact of our services through stories of change. At a recent workshop in Lebanon, Omar, a Syrian refugee, reflected on the impact JRS’s services had on his life.

A man shares his story from his apartment in Beirut. (Fr Don Doll SJ / Jesuit Refugee Service)
27 May, 2019

On the feast of Our Lady of the Way, Father General renews the commitment of JRS for the poor and the excluded.

23 May, 2019

The Jesuit Refugee Service is happy to announce the release of our new logo today as we seek to respond in even more effective ways to the unprecedented scale of the global refugee situation.

JRS Thailand Staff walk together. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
15 May, 2019

Normilah, an IDP in the Philippines, shares the lessons she learned from war.

JRS Philippines Project Officer, Liezl B. Tingcang, and Normilah discussing the Women Advocating for Peace project in Lanao del Norte. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
08 May, 2019

Lukas Gilius, the finance assistant at the JRS international office in Rome, reflects on his trip to southern Africa where he visited projects in Malawi and Pretoria.

JRS staff visit a refugee camp in Malawi. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
05 May, 2019

As Ramadan begins, JRS calls on communities of all faiths to embrace the gift of forgiveness.

In Lebanon during Ramadan, Syrian refugee students and their parents came together for an Iftar at the Frans van der Lugt Centre in Bourj Hammoud. The event was also attended by the centre’s Iraqi Christian families, who brought homemade biryani for their Muslim community members to enjoy – a gesture of peace and solidarity. (Jesuit Refugee Service)