Uganda: A lesson in generosity
Kampala - Sr. Hellen is the Education Coordinator for JRS Kampala, which runs among other things a childcare center. During the last Lenten season, the children at the center presented her with an unusual request.
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Uganda: Education Cannot Wait Makes an Impact on Girls’ Education
Moyo - Rosemary fled her country two years ago to find safety in Uganda, leaving behind most of her family. She is a student at the Itula Secondary School in Moyo, Northern Uganda.

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Uganda: More support needed to fight environmental degradation around refugee settlements
Kampala, 20 June 2019 - On the occasion of World Refugee Day, 16 non-governmental organisations call for urgent action to prevent and mitigate the impact of environmental degradation around refugee settlements in Uganda.
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Global: The battle to stay in touch with hope

Rome – Fr David Holdcroft SJ, the Professional and Post-Secondary Education Specialist at the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), is leading the Pathfinder initiative, a programme to enable refugees to reach their educational and professional potential.


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Ethiopia: Helping one another

Mai Aini - For refugee women, having your menstrual cycle each month can be a shameful and dangerous time. Ngisti Zeleke is from Ethiopia and has dedicated a portion of her life’s work to helping forcibly displaced women. She currently serves as a hygiene teacher and instructs others how to make soft, reusable, easy to clean, cotton sanitary pads.


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A new logo for JRS

Rome – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is happy to announce the release of our new logo today as we seek to respond in even more effective ways to the unprecedented scale of the global refugee situation.


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Ethiopia: The journey to self-reliance through online jobs
Addis Ababa, 25 April 2019 - The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) education program has been providing an online education service for urban refugees in Addis Ababa at its Refugee Community Center since 2009. The program has recently become successful at creating online work opportunities for the participating refugees.
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South Sudan: I want to be a teacher
Maban - Basamat Osman Atom was born just a few kilometres away from Maban, in a small market centre known as Jam in Blue Nile State, Sudan. Her story is one of resilience and deep determination.
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Kenya: Counselling is a tool for survival
Kakuma - Nyawuok Chuol Mut lives in Kakuma Refugee Camp, northern Kenya where she works as a JRS Community Counsellor. Here is her story.
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South Sudan: Launch of the JRS psychosocial program in Yambio
Yambio - With new funding from UNHCR, JRS launched its first psychosocial program in August, 2018 to serve the IDP camp of Rimenze. Located close to the Congolese border, the camp is isolated and receives virtually no humanitarian assistance. JRS will provide psychosocial support and material distribution, and raise awareness of issues related to sexual and gender-based violence for the 7,000 people who live there.
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Ethiopia: No one is too old to learn
Dollo Ado - 48-year-old Shemsia Nuru fled Somalia with her 10 children seeking safety in Ethiopia and leaving her husband behind. Having had no chance to go to school and thinking she was too old to learn, she reluctantly joined the JRS adult education program at Melkadida camp. She went on to complete the JRS peer counseling training and now works with JRS as a peer counselor in Melkadida camp.
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Ethiopia: Promoting sustainable livelihoods through quality vocational training
Addis Ababa - The JRS Refugee Community Center (RCC) is a rare sanctuary for urban refugees and asylum seekers right in the heart of Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa. The center offers a wide range of services including basic needs and psychosocial support, educational and recreational facilities, a day care where mothers can leave their young children while participating in other activities, and a host of technical and vocational trainings.
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Kenya: education as a safe haven
Kakuma - The young girls in the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Safe Haven shelter are enthusiastic about their education despite the harsh conditions in the camp.

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Kenya: Tackling the social and cultural barriers to girls’ education
Nairobi, 15 February 2016 - Refugee girls’ dreams about a better future are often frustrated by numerous obstacles that prevent them from accessing education. Despite the right to education being recognized as a human right by a number of international conventions, this fundamental right remains elusive for most refugee children.

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Marking the International Women's Day
Facing unjust challenges, refugee girls have limited opportunities to pursue their education. At JRS, we believe a girl’s place is in school. We must make room for her. We offer focused programmes that support refugee girls around the world as they progress throughout their education.

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Kenya: The Christmas Basket, a special appeal for the most vulnerable refugee families
Nairobi, 21 December 2018 - Over the period of Advent, the JRS-Nairobi project organized a special appeal for the most vulnerable refugee families. The appeal was carried out in various catholic parishes around Nairobi and the response was overwhelming. The donations provided much needed relief to the most vulnerable refugee families living in Nairobi.
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Christmas Greetings!
Nairobi, 21 December 2018 - Christmas Greetings!
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Urging Support for the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration
Rome, 7 December 2018 - JRS International Director’s Statement Urging Support for the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration
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Uganda: JRS hands over newly constructed school facilities to the community
Moyo, 8 October 2018 - Two schools in Moyo district, norther Uganda, received new facilities built by JRS with funding from Education Cannot Wait (ECW) during a handover ceremony presided over by Fr Frido Pflueger, the new JRS Uganda country director.
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Uganda: Meet Country Director, Fr Frido Pflueger SJ, and Welcome Fr Kevin White SJ as the new Geneva Representative
Kampala, 29 October 2018 - 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.
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South Sudan: A Trail of Destruction and Uncertainty
Maban, 23 July 2018 - What started as a protest about job opportunities turned violent when a group of about 2000 local youths attacked NGO compounds, causing a lot of destruction and forcing NGOs to temporarily suspend their activities and evacuate their staff from the area. The situation is yet to return to normalcy.
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South Sudan: The humanitarian community condemn attack on humanitarian aid agencies in Maban
Maban, 04 August 2018 - Following violent attacks against humanitarian aid agencies by local youth, these agencies were forced to evacuate their staff from the area and temporary suspend their activities. In the aftermath of these attacks, the South Sudan NGO Forum has released a statement condemning these attacks and urging the government to ensure protection of humanitarians aid workers in South Sudan.
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South Sudan: Statement from the Irish Jesuit Missions on the Violence in Maban
Maban, 3 August 2018 - Following violent attacks against humanitarian aid agencies, more than 300 staff from NGOs in the region, including 25 JRS team members have now been evacuated by the UN for their safety. The team is now safe and the project leader Fr Tony O'Riordan SJ is currently monitoring the situation. The attack has forced JRS to suspend all but critical activities in the local communities and with the refugee population in the Maban area.
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“Teach us to give and not count the cost
Tomorrow is 31st July and is St. Ignatius Feast Day, the day we commemorate the life of the founder of the Society of Jesus. This is a perfect occasion to reconnect with our roots as JRS. Much of what makes JRS unique has to do with the particular Ignatian worldview, a worldview infused with the spiritual revolution that St. Ignatius started.
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