News and Stories

16 Oct, 2020

Mélanie used to sell fruits in the market in her hometown of Bambari, in the Central African Republic. She was trained as a preschool teacher when JRS launched their preschool education project in the area in 2016, and has been working with us since then.

Mélanie has been working as a pre-school teacher in the area around Bambari, Central African Republic, since 2016. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
12 Oct, 2020

As he awaits his next placement, which has been put on hold due to COVID-19, Fr Jun Perez SVD speaks about what originally led him to partner with JRS, and why he continues to do so.

09 Oct, 2020

How can you cope when a loved one goes missing? Read Wissam’s story and how JRS supported her with mental health services.

Alaa, JRS Lebanon social worker, decorating one of our educational centre to celebrate the students' graduation.
05 Oct, 2020

This World Teachers’ Day, JRS honours the contributions of teachers everywhere, who have demonstrated creativity, courage, and care for their students in the midst of this global crisis.

01 Oct, 2020

Ali’s story tells how education changed his life. In a move from Somalia to Uganda, he was able to create opportunities for himself as an entrepreneur and compassionate community member.

28 Sep, 2020

JRS staff in Lebanon lived through the blast that severely damaged Beirut on 4 August. Despite being affected, many found ways to be of help to their neighbours. Here is the story of Sahar, JRS social worker.

Sahar, social worker, contributed to the rapid assessment held by JRS to identify how to best support those affected by the Beirut explosion.
25 Sep, 2020

This Sunday, September 27, marks the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, an opportunity to pause and reflect on the needs of displaced persons around the world and how we are called to meet those needs.

Internally displaced families living in Sharya, Duhok, northern Iraq.
22 Sep, 2020

JRS’s Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) aimed to help children out of school, affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, to be integrated into the mainstream school system.

18 Sep, 2020

Congratulations to Ahmat, a 23-year-old refugee student living in Touloum camp, Eastern Chad, for obtaining one of the highest results in this year’s Baccalauréat (BAC) exam! His success comes after a particularly challenging academic year due to the pandemic.

Ahmat Ali Abderaman, Sudanese refugee living in Touloum camp, Iriba.