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