News and Stories
JRS has witnessed first hand the immense suffering of those whose lives have been directly impacted by war and conflict in Iraq. We look forward to the visit of Pope Francis and welcome his untiring commitment to promote human fraternity.
Refugee-made crafts have a story behind. Meet the suppliers of Mikono, the JRS livelihoods project that helps refugees to become selfreliant.
JRS and the Fidel Götz Foundation’s partnership in the Naweza Project allows a young refugee to pursue her dreams of becoming a nurse. She now encourages other young girls to follow her lead.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited JRS partnered projects in Yambio, South Sudan, where we assist returning IDPs with special needs.
Through this programme, JRS is creating opportunities for the Chin and Afghan refugee women in Delhi to better respond to the needs of the labour market.
More than 100 Catholic leaders have joined together in support of the entry into force of the nuclear ban for a world free of nuclear weapons calling for moral leadership and divestment.
Sadie’s disability has never stopped her from going to school and pursuing her education. Now, she can also move independently.
Behind each of these stories is the “JRS fabric” that holds them together, the fabric of accompaniment that you make possible. Each of these stories reveals your hands, embraced by God’s, at work in JRS.
Danielle Vella, based in Malta, has worked for JRS for more than 20 years and currently serves as the Director of Reconciliation & Social Cohesion for JRS, where she leads the organization’s efforts to build bridges, create spaces of hospitality and welcome for refugees and host communities, along with JRS teams around the world.