Goz Beida, 15 August 2017 - In a small village in Eastern Chad where living conditions are harsh and the environment is perpetually hot and dry, Joana Gomes, the Project Director for JRS in Goz Beida, Chad, finds beauty in the surrounding mountains and in the community.
“I love it there. Even though it is remote, I am living a normal life. Being with such open and kind people, I have made it my home” she says.
Nariño, 9 August 2017 - In order to share the tireless work of those that accompany, serve and defend the forcibly displaced or those seeking refuge, women-led peace initiatives supported by local country offices of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Latin America and Caribbean region have been identified and organized.
An update on JRS projects in Dohuk, Iraq from JRS International Director, Fr Thomas H Smolich SJ, who recently visited the country.
Dohuk, 10 July 2017 - JRS was already present in Iraq in the Erbil area since 2014, and decided to expand its intervention to the north, in the Duhok province, last year where the needs were great.
Bambari, 25 July 2017 - During the past ten years, children in the Central African Republic have grown up in the context of almost permanent war. They have been recruited by the various militias as well as by the regular forces and then been sent as cannon fodder to the front lines, forced to fight for one side or the other, to carry out the most appalling atrocities and to suffer quite horrendous violence.
Tilory, 18 July 2017 - Many Haitians have been forced to migrate both internally and to neighboring Dominican Republic due to natural disasters such as the 2010 earthquake or severe poverty. This migration often has lead to serious human rights violations, such as the abuse of laborers, sexual and gender-based violence, the abuse of children, and human trafficking. Haitian children are particularly vulnerable, often being trafficked and forced to serve as domestic servants, agricultural workers, or street vendors.
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