News and Stories

27 May, 2019

On the feast of Our Lady of the Way, Father General renews the commitment of JRS for the poor and the excluded.

23 May, 2019

The Jesuit Refugee Service is happy to announce the release of our new logo today as we seek to respond in even more effective ways to the unprecedented scale of the global refugee situation.

JRS Thailand Staff walk together. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
15 May, 2019

Normilah, an IDP in the Philippines, shares the lessons she learned from war.

JRS Philippines Project Officer, Liezl B. Tingcang, and Normilah discussing the Women Advocating for Peace project in Lanao del Norte. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
08 May, 2019

Lukas Gilius, the finance assistant at the JRS international office in Rome, reflects on his trip to southern Africa where he visited projects in Malawi and Pretoria.

JRS staff visit a refugee camp in Malawi. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
05 May, 2019

As Ramadan begins, JRS calls on communities of all faiths to embrace the gift of forgiveness.

In Lebanon during Ramadan, Syrian refugee students and their parents came together for an Iftar at the Frans van der Lugt Centre in Bourj Hammoud. The event was also attended by the centre’s Iraqi Christian families, who brought homemade biryani for their Muslim community members to enjoy – a gesture of peace and solidarity. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
02 May, 2019

Basamat Osman Atom, a student of the JRS South Sudan Teacher Training programme, shares her story of receiving an education on the run, and how she wants to use her skills to improve opportunities for the entire community.

Basamat Osman Atom, from the Blue Nile region of Sudan, is training to be a teacher with the support of JRS in Maban, South Sudan. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
24 Apr, 2019

JRS has implemented a new monitoring and evaluation technique which focuses on the outcomes and impact of our services through stories of change. At a recent workshop in Lebanon, Noor, a Syrian refugee, reflected on the impact JRS’s services had on her life.

Women and their children come together in Lebanon to share stories. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
17 Apr, 2019

Last year the United Nations marked the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement by launching a three-year Plan of Action for advancing prevention, protection, and solutions for Internally Displaced People. Today, JRS joins in urging governments to protect and support all in their countries who are dispossessed and dislocated.

Women and children go about their work in temporary homes at the Muhanga IDP camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
15 Apr, 2019

A rally was organized in Kamrieng, Cambodia, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty. Phanna, a survivor of a landmine explosion, came to share her story with the audience.

Tun Channareth, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, interviews Ou Phanna on stage in front of an audience. (Jesuit Refugee Service)