News and Stories

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.

21 Apr, 2021

An open letter to States and their Leaders from the civil society organizations working with and for the 270 million people facing hunger, starvation or famine all over the world.

JRS and UNHCR distribute food to people affected by the pandemic in collaboration with the UAE embassy.
13 Apr, 2021

JRS reaffirms the appeal from the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops not to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.

A group of single mothers attending a weekly JRS counseling session. (Photos: Fredrik Lerneryd)
07 Apr, 2021

Jesuit Superior General, Fr Arturo Sosa SJ has appointed Fr Antonysamy Stephenraj to lead JRS South Asia and has confirmed the appointment of Fr Alberto Ares SJ to JRS Europe.

Fr Stephenraj SJ
06 Apr, 2021

As lockdown went into effect, schools closed, and refugee children were suddenly cut off from their daily learning environment, JRS found innovative ways to ensure that they were not deprived of their right to education.

In Tamil Nadu, JRS developed various learning-based activities to support the literacy and numeracy skills of younger children, who were still able to attend school despite the pandemic restrictions. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
19 Mar, 2021

Like so many women from Syria,Yasmine’s life has been upended by the conflicts of the last few years. Of all the trials of the last few years, though, Yasmine unhesitatingly says that the most difficult has involved “being forcibly separated from my children and left alone in 2017″.

An drawing of a refugee mother and her child by the embroidery tutor, Manar Youssef, at Bar Elias centre to celebrate Mother's Day.
15 Mar, 2021

On this sombre date which marks 10 years since the start of the conflict in Syria, Jesuit Refugee Service and Entreculturas ask the world to recognise the urgent and multiple crises unfolding in Syria and its neighbouring countries, particularly Lebanon and Jordan.

10 Mar, 2021

JRS skills programme uplifts refugees, migrants and South African women by teaching them business skills and offering hair and beauty and courses.

Alina Mofokeng at Thembelihle Hair & Beauty Salon in Pretoria, which she established after successfully completing the beauty course offered by the Jesuit Refugee Service. (James Puttick / New Frame)