News and Stories

11 Jul, 2019

Two brothers embarked on a harrowing journey from Turkey to Macedonia where they finally found protection in a JRS Safe House.

Migrants and refugees queue to buy bus tickets to continue their journey towards western Europe from the Macedonia Serbia border. (Darrin Zammit Lupi / Jesuit Refugee Service)
04 Jul, 2019

JRS is happy to announce three new appointments by the Jesuit superior general, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ.

JRS International Office staff and new country directors pose for a photo (Jesuit Refugee Service)
24 Jun, 2019

JRS is happy to announce that the Global Education Initiative has surpassed its goal of providing education to 250,000 refugees by 2020, two years before the end of the campaign.

Students are taught in a primary school class in Afghanistan. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
19 Jun, 2019

JRS Lebanon is delighted to announce the opening of its 8th education project, the Nicolas Kluiters centre in Jbeil.

Students in the Bar Elias refugee camp.
18 Jun, 2019

In Cameroon, refugees hope to transform their communities with their skills and entrepreneurial spirit.

One of the students of the first sewing class offered by JRS in Cameroon sits at her machine. She has opened her own shop with friends from the course. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
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)