News and Stories

11 Aug, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the need for humanitarian assistance in territories that have already suffered greatly from the Boko Haram insurgency. With innovative and environmental-friendly agricultural training, displaced women are learning new business skills.

A session of the Farmers Business School (FBS) training in Mubi community, Adamawa State. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
05 Aug, 2020

Although JRS offices in Beirut sustained some damage, we are relieved to report that ll staff are safe and accounted for. We will continue to monitor the situation and its impact on our programs and the refugees we serve.

04 Aug, 2020

“I have learned that life is more than being a refugee, relying on food rations, and waiting for resettlement. It is more about learning for life through every opportunity granted. This is what Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Pathfinder is about.”

Stany standing outside the Arrupe Learning Center building in Dzaleka refugee camp. (Hugo Mpenzi / JRS Community Journalist)
02 Aug, 2020

JRS commemorates the 6th anniversary of the genocide against the Yazidis and calls for international support to account for missing people.

23 Jul, 2020

To counter the pandemic in Tanzania, JRS is supporting forced displaced communities in rural areas who may lack sanitary products or access to information sources.

17 Jul, 2020

The decision to continue with the school year through online learning was a team effort which required planning and collaboration among the JRS Baalbek office, school staff, parents and students.

10 Jul, 2020

André Atsu is the Regional Director for JRS Eastern Africa. He has been working with JRS for more than 15 years, serving in South Sudan, Kenya, and Burundi.

Andre Atsu portrait
02 Jul, 2020

This letter argues that humanitarian disarmament can lead the way to an improved post-pandemic world and calls on states, international organizations, and civil society to follow its lead to create a “new normal.”

Colombian Conflict
01 Jul, 2020

The sudden shift to online learning due to the spread of COVID-19 has impacted everyone at school from tutors to students to parents, like Malak and her mother.

Malak*, 12, a grade four student at Nicolas Kluiters centre in Jbeil, This is her first year with JRS.