Amman, 7 August 2018 – Ahmed, a member of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Jordan Home Visits Team, knocks on the ornate metal door a few times.
After the shuffling of feet, Faheem* opens the door and invites Ahmed inside.
The apartment is larger than most, not the typical home for an urban asylum seeker living Amman, Jordan: a place where rent is exorbitant and housing is limited.
JRS Jordan understands the difficulties of urban displacement, and these visits are an opportunity for them to check-in with particularly vulnerable families.
Duhok, 3 August 2018 - Four years after the genocide of Yazidi people in the Sinjar/Shingal district of northern Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Yazidis are still displaced in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. An estimated 100,000 fled to neighbouring countries and beyond in search of safety and a new beginning, while as many as 3,000 abducted Yazidis are still missing.
Bangkok, 26 July 2018 – A group of Pakistani refugees stand in position in a small sheltered cricket field in Bangkok. The bowler throws the ball forcefully. The batsman hits it hard and runs to the other side of the field. He scores! His team cheers.
Playing cricket is a joyful outlet for a group of Pakistani refugees who have lived in Bangkok for years. It is a time when the men can forget that they are refugees.
Caracas, July 23, 2018 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Venezuela is responding to the country’s ongoing humanitarian crisis, which is a result of unjust economic policies, social violence, and the breakdown of state institutions. All these factors have pushed thousands of Venezuelans to leave the country. Since 2015, JRS Venezuela has considered it urgent to address the internal situation and direct its mission of accompanying, serving, and advocating displaced people towards Venezuelans in vulnerable situations.
Adjumani, 20 July 2018 – “My aim is not satisfying myself with knowledge but having a knowledge that is going to be beneficial for others,” says Vumilia Ameshinda reflecting on his future. “One day, I would like to see my name associated with a positive impact for the whole community. I would like to create a legacy that will benefit the community, the country, and ultimately the world – if possible.”
Vumilia is one of the refugee students sponsored by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) attending Ocer Campion Jesuit College, a Jesuit secondary school in Gulu, northern Uganda.
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Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) est une organisation catholique internationale à l'œuvre dans plus de 50 pays avec la mission d'*accompagner, servir et défendre* les droits des réfugiés ou des personnes déplacées de force. JRS est présent au Tchad depuis janvier 2006.JRS, en partenariat avec L’UNHCR et d’autres bailleurs assure l’exécution du projet d’Education préscolaire, primaire et moyen, secondaire et la jeunesse dans les camps des réfugiés à l’Est du Tchad.
JRS/USA seeks an energetic student to join its communications team this Fall as the Communications Intern. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications intern will assist in developing materials for executing innovative digital and print communications strategies.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 at the Vatican State as a foundation.