Volunteer tutoring refugee children in mathematics and English at the FVDL Centre, Lebanon. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Campaigns

#DoNotForgetUs

On 3 August 2014, Islamic State (ISIS) militants launched a genocide against the Yazidi community in Sinjar, northern Iraq, which led to the death and disappearance of thousands. JRS shares the stories of the survivors so that their voices may be heard.

Do not forget them.

Join us in standing with the Yazidi people and sharing their stories.

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UPROOTED IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are often the forgotten citizens of their own countries. We serve and accompany IDPs through our programmes, and advocate at different levels for national laws and policies that protect displaced people’s rights and promotes durable solutions.

#InvisibleCitizens

We support and foster the three-year multi-stakeholder Plan of Action to Advance Prevention, Protection and Solutions for IDPs.

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Market at an IDPs camp in Masisi, North Kivu, DRC. (Sergi Camara / Entreculturas)

MAKE ROOM FOR HER

When forced to leave their homes, women and girls are particularly vulnerable to unique risks, and often have very limited opportunities to prosper. With a safe space to heal, learn, and unlock their potential, they can rediscover hope and rebuild a sustainable life for themselves and their families.

Join us in calling for more opportunities for women and girls to heal, develop their talents, and improve their livelihood.

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Displaced girls participate to a workshop by JRS and Entreculturas

SUPPORTING EDUCATION FOR REFUGEES

JRS launched the Global Education Initiative, an ambitious international campaign to expand our education programmes to serve 250,000 refugees worldwide by 2020. Dr. Mireille Twayigira, JRS Refugee Education Advocate, worked with us to promote awareness about the reality of young students growing up in refugee camps.