JRS International Director’s Statement Urging Support for the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration
Khudeda thought he would never see his family again after surviving the Yazidi genocide. Now that he has been reunited with his daughter Magina, he promises not to lose hope again. This Christmas nurture a brighter future for refugees.
New initiatives from the Angolan State are having a huge impact on refugees and migrants. JRS Angola is working hard to support the affected community.
Two border crossing points were reopened for the first time in almost 20 years and thousands of Eritreans are fleeing to Ethiopia.
Today we mark the 38th anniversary of the founding of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) by Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ.
Dr. Mireille Twayigira, JRS Refugee Education Advocate, is working with us to promote awareness about the reality of young students growing up refugee camps.
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.
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.
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.