News and Stories

27 May, 2020

After nearly four years, JRS continues to evaluate its approach and the best way to support secondary schools, especially in this unprecedented moment of COVID-19.

26 May, 2020

Nadjwa is a 36-year-old Sudanese refugee who teaches at the Al Nahda primary school in the Djabal refugee camp in eastern Chad. Her personal and professional life improved after participating in JRS Chad’s Teacher Training Programme.

20 May, 2020

In memory of Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 2008 to 2016. Fr Nicolás always supported refugees and the mission of JRS, desiring to fulfill Fr Arrupe’s vision of the Society to be of service to the most marginalized.

Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, former Superior General, with Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director, in Rome in 2015.
18 May, 2020

JRS has been recognised with the Father Arrupe Award for Human Rights by the Instituto de Estudios sobre Migraciones (IUEM) of the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.

15 May, 2020

Pope Francis has selected “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” as the theme for the 106 th World Migrant and Refugee Day (WMRD) which will be celebrated on Sunday, September 27, 2020. His reflections originate in the experience of Jesus Christ and his parents as displaced persons and refugees.

Pope Francis meets refugees during his visit at Centro Astalli.
12 May, 2020

JRS Afghanistan is running English language lesson broadcasts on Herat-AVA radio station to keep marginalised communities learning during the pandemic .

JRS Afghanistan is running English language lesson broadcasts on Herat-AVA radio station to reach marginalised communities.
11 May, 2020

The closure of education centres brings new challenges to the refugee communities in Chad, and RS teachers are looking for ways to keep their students engaged and committed to their studies.

Posters and information materials have been disseminated to raise awareness around the virus and social distancing.
03 May, 2020

The largest group of forcibly displaced persons in the world, IDPs have historically fallen through the cracks, ignored by their own governments and overlooked by donors. Yet, the current global environment raises new challenges.

DPs camp in Masisi, Democratic Republic of Congo. (Sergi Camara/Entreculturas)
30 Apr, 2020

As most businesses, the Mikono Craft Shop, which sells refugee-made handicrafts, has suffered from the effects and restrictions caused by COVID-19. At JRS, we have been trying to find solutions to adapt to the new situation as well as possible.

Teddy Salimo runs the JRS Mikono shop, which sells refugee-made handicrafts.