Dzaleka, 16 June 2017 – As I walked up to Hugo he had a camera and phone in his hands and was talking with friends. As a community journalist, Hugo, 22 years old, is assigned with documenting and disseminating news and events happening at Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi.
He greeted me with a contagious smile and we immediately started talking about our cameras, sharing in our excitement for communications work.
Dundo, 9 June 2017 - The Jesuit Refugee Service and UNHCR are responding to the emergency situation in the province of Lunda Norte, Angola, providing support to thousands of Congolese fleeing violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Athens, 7 June 2017 - For Zeinab, growing up in Sanandaj, Iran, a mid-sized city known as a centre of Kurdish culture, should have been an experience as normal as any other.
But now Zeinab is living in a refugee camp in Athens, Greece, a country that hosts thousands of refugees Europe prefers to forget.
Ask Zeinab how she ended up here, and she'll take you back to her days in Sanandaj.
Okkur, 29 May 2017 - Rishna was a six-month old baby when her parents, along with her and her two elder brothers, fled war-torn Jaffna in Sri Lanka and reached the shores of Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu in 1990. Her father who immediately returned to Sri Lanka to bring other relatives of his to Tamil Nadu was shot dead by the Sri Lankan Navy.
Masisi, 25 May 2017- For Saint Ignatius, education was the gateway to the path that leads to God, but crossing the threshold of this gateway is far from easy in today’s world. In the Jesuit tradition, we have gained extensive experience over the centuries, experience which tells us that human beings reach their full potential only when their intellectual development is fully stimulated. It is for this reason that we, the agents of JRS, value the education of all young people throughout the world, not only as a gift for helping a person to blossom, but as a fundamental right.
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Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS works in more than 45 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, psycho-social and emergency needs of nearly 750,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious beliefs.