Duhok, 15 October 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. Iraq is often overlooked as the international community focuses on more recent crises in Syria, but some consider the genocide to be ongoing, as there are still thousands in captivity whose fates are unknown.
Europe: At Home and the change it brings
London, 8 October 2018 - Brother Bernard Elliot SJ, who started JRS UK, once said that when a person starts to feel at home “they begin to enjoy being human.” By creating environments where people feel secure, a person can feel relaxed and begin to grow and enjoy their relationships.
Maban, 10 September 2018 - Joy is the mother of a son who has extremely weak knees and was unable to walk for two years. Before attending the JRS Daycare in Maban, South Sudan he would scoot around on the ground to get from one place to another. Kifaya’s daughter has cerebral palsy and was not able to hold items in her hands or feed herself. The mothers were not knowledgeable of how to take care of their child’s needs and held guilt for their children’s inability to walk or interact with others. The ladies assumed their lack of knowledge was hindering them.
Dzaleka, 4 September 2018 - The first ever Naweza Girls Conference was held at Dzaleka Refugee camp in the Red Cross Hall last month. The conference was part of the Naweza project, a partnership between the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the Fidel Götz Foundation that aims to empower refugee girls, increase their access and improve the quality of their education, security and overall well-being.
Maps & Infographics
Title: Psychosocial Support Specialist (this is a re-advertisement; previous applicants need not apply)
Reports to: JRS/USA Director of Programs
Place: Washington, DC, USA
Starting Date: November 2018
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA