News and Stories

13 Jan, 2020

A day with Marceline, from the JRS’s health department, as she visits sick refugees who struggle to access health care in South Africa.

Estelle, an asylum seeker from the DRC living in Johannesburg, walks assisted by Marceline, head of JRS's health department and a JRS volunteer.
29 Dec, 2019

Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director, reminds us that hope is a grace that allows us to live today believing in the future in his year-end letter.

JRS International Director visiting our projects in South Sudan. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
23 Dec, 2019

Through her dedication to teaching and her love for her students, Roi San now helps displaced children grow as persons, too.

16 Dec, 2019

UN member states, together with private businesses, nonprofits and nongovernmental organisations (including JRS) will gather to address the current refugee situation at the first ever Global Refugee Forum.

Rahma came to Kakuma as a refugee from Ethiopia together with her husband and oldest son in 2018, While her 8 other children remained behind. She took a training and now work as a JRS staff for the Special Need unit in centre 4. She also adopted baby Blaze, who was left alone by her parents. (Fredrik Lerneryd/Jesuit Refugee Service)
10 Dec, 2019

Forced to flee Syria, after war broke out eight years ago, teenage Gharam still longs to return home. In the JRS school she attends, however, she has discovered a welcoming oasis.

Refugee children show the work made in their art class. (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)
02 Dec, 2019

In London, where destitute and homeless refugees sometimes sleep on the streets, JRS is extending hospitality and home placements to displaced persons far from home.

Nora and Naomi, hosting scheme co-ordinator at JRS UK.
25 Nov, 2019

Despite their traumatic past, refugee women found the strength to learn how to read and write through JRS literacy courses and to encourage other women to rebuild their lives.

Dae is a refugee living in Cameroon. She has been elected president of the Gado Women’s Association.
18 Nov, 2019

Ja Aung teaches mathematics to students in three different grade levels. She began teaching two years ago after graduating from a Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)-supported teacher training course.

Children attending JRS classes in Kachin State, Myanmar. (Denis Bosnic/Jesuit Refugee Service)
14 Nov, 2019

We join Superior General Fr Arturo Sosa SJ in his message of gratitude to the thousands of dedicated JRS companions, benefactors, and partners in mission.

Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ shining shoes for a children in Quito, Ecuador in 1971.