20 Nov, 2018

Two border crossing points were reopened for the first time in almost 20 years and thousands of Eritreans are fleeing to Ethiopia.

In September 2018, two border crossing points were reopened for the first time in almost 20 years. As a result, thousands of Eritreans are now crossing the border to Ethiopia.
14 Nov, 2018

Today we mark the 38th anniversary of the founding of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) by Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ.

09 Nov, 2018

Dr. Mireille Twayigira, JRS Refugee Education Advocate, is working with us to promote awareness about the reality of young students growing up refugee camps.

05 Nov, 2018

With a shared border more than 2.000 kilometres long, Colombia and Venezuela are facing a serious challenge in managing their national relations. With the massive forced migration of people coming from Venezuela, an understanding needs to be reached.

29 Oct, 2018

We say Goodbye to Fr Kevin White SJ and heartily welcome Fr Frido Pflueger SJ as the new Country Director for JRS Uganda. Christina Zetlmeisl, Programs Officer for JRS Uganda, spoke with both men about their new assignment.

JRS Uganda team with Fr Frido Pflueger SJ and Fr Kevin White SJ.
15 Oct, 2018

Last August marked the fourth anniversary of the Yazidi genocide, and while many countries have spoken out condemning the actions of ISIL that led to the death of thousands, very little is being done to aid those still reeling from the aftermath of this massacre.

Yazidi woman attending literacy course
24 Sep, 2018

The United Nations General Assembly is expected to vote on the Global Compact on Refugees this week. This will be the culmination of a two-year process that saw UNHCR engaging with states and consulting with all relevant stakeholder.

United Nations General Assembly
19 Sep, 2018

Safa and some of her family have been living in Aleppo and have witnessed the changes war has brought to their neighbourhood.

Safa has been living in Aleppo with part of her family and has witnessed all the changes her neighbourhood has undergone because of the war.
14 Sep, 2018

Forced to leave home, Genifer is determined not to be stuck in poverty and rendered invisible to the rest of the world.

Genifer shows her homemade cocadas.