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20 Aug, 2019

JRS Ireland’s Fáilte Project recognised as a model of good practice for supporting and enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of asylum seekers.

Fatima Mofokeng, participant of JRS Ireland' Fáilte Project, and David Stanton, Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration in Ireland.
15 Aug, 2019

JRS began a project in 2018 to provide psychosocial support and protection in the Rimenze camp for IDPs near Yambio, South Sudan. JRS advocates for local IDPs, assessing their needs and reporting concerns to relevant authorities.

A view of the Rimenze IDP camp near Yambio, South Sudan. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
09 Aug, 2019

Most Yazidis feel they have been forgotten. JRS shares their stories so their voices are heard.

07 Aug, 2019

On 3 August 2014 ISIS launched a genocide against the Yazidis living in Sinjar, northern Iraq, which led to the death and disappearance of thousands. After being liberated, Bahar still has not been able to find out the fate of most of her family.

05 Aug, 2019

On 3 August 2014 ISIS launched a genocide against the Yazidis living in Sinjar, northern Iraq, which led to the death and disappearance of thousands. Najah and some of her family members were taken by ISIS.

03 Aug, 2019

On 3 August 2014 ISIS launched a genocide against the Yazidis living in Sinjar, northern Iraq, which led to the death and disappearance of thousands. Layla, 32, was kidnapped and forced to become a sex slave. She was sold nine times.

Layla endured two years in captivity in Raqqa, Syria, before her brother was able to ransom her from ISIS. (Sergi Camara/JRS)
01 Aug, 2019

Five years after Islamic State militants launched a genocide against the Yazidi community in Sinjar, northern Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Yazidis are still displaced and living in harsh conditions. JRS calls on the international community to guarantee the security of the Yazidi people, and to provide support for reconstruction, inclusion, and sustainability in Sinjar.

19 Jul, 2019

JRS runs a project in the Kakuma Refugee Camp, in northwestern Kenya, which focuses on protection and education for children living with disabilities.

A boy practices building with toys at the Kakuma refugee camp. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
11 Jul, 2019

Two brothers embarked on a harrowing journey from Turkey to Macedonia where they finally found protection in a JRS Safe House.

Migrants and refugees queue to buy bus tickets to continue their journey towards western Europe from the Macedonia Serbia border. (Darrin Zammit Lupi / Jesuit Refugee Service)