News and Stories

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)
05 Mar, 2021

What if we imagine a better future for refugee girls? Artist Salma Khalil worked with girls living in camps to create a new narrative.

Imagining a new future for refugee girls through a workshop launched by Entreculturas and JRS
04 Mar, 2021

JRS calls on global leaders to ensure that COVID vaccine efforts prioritize all countries equally, and include refugees and other forcibly displaced people in each country’s vaccine distribution plans.

JRS delivered school supplies and hand sanitizers in Zadama, Nigeria.
03 Mar, 2021

We, the undersigned faith-based organizations working in Iraq, representing the call of our respective religions to human solidarity, welcome the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the birthplace of Abraham, father of many in faith.

Hundreds of displaced families are still living in camps and settlements in Sharya and surrounding villages, in the Dohuk Governorate, northern Iraq.
02 Mar, 2021

Pupils, mothers, and educational staff share their stories about JRS support and the impact of education on their lives.