Other JRS Publications
Publications
Here you will find a variety of publications from Jesuit Refugee Service. The Annual Reports give you an idea of our involvement in over 50 countries worldwide. The JRS Eastern Africa Newsletter provides you with more insight on specific areas of concern. Servir is a bi-annual magazine that highlights issues affecting the forcibly displaced and JRS' latest project activities. You will also find books, brochures, research reports and recommended readings. 



Ethiopia: keeping hope alive
One of the many characteristics of humanitarian work remains flexibility. Flexibility allows for an effective response to the needs of people we work with and serve. This value may mean temporarily letting go of an organisation’s name, as was the case in Ethiopia when Jesuit Refugee Service became Jesuit Relief Service, as recounted by Abba Turenne. Flexibility also means being able to evaluate the service rendered and allow it the test of time by adjusting or even closing a project in order to respond to greater needs and emerging challenges.

It is no wonder that through its work in Ethiopia, as elsewhere, JRS has been able to work in diverse areas such as health, food distribution, resettlement, afforestation, agriculture, water supply, education and psychosocial support in multi-dimensional forms, pastoral care and construction as clearly attested by the various voices in this newsletter.  Without this kind of flexibility one runs the danger of applying yesterday’s answers to today’s questions. Yet concrete answers need to always come from those we serve in order to creatively and effectively respond to their real needs.


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JRS EA Newsletter No 49 (July 2012): Peace and Reconciliation in Kitgum
Documents the six-year JRS Eastern Africa project in Kitgum District, northern Uganda. Highlights the displacement issues faced by the people of Kitgum and their journey home to rebuild their lives after many years living in camps.

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JRS EA Newsletter No 48 (Nov 2010): Urban refugees
Insights into the situation of refugees in the eastern African capitals Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa with a particular focus on Somali refugees.
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JRS EA Newsletter No 47 (Nov 2009): Children Affected by Conflict
Insights into the situation of children affected by conflict in Kenya, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and Uganda.


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JRS EA Newsletter No 46 (April 2009): Adjumani
A retrospect on 16 years operations in education, peace building and pastoral care assisting Southern Sudanese refugees in Adjumani, northern Uganda.

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JRS EA Newsletter No 45/2 (July 2008): Disability
A closer look at how disability affects forcibly displaced persons in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Southern Sudan.

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JRS EA Newsletter No 44 (April 2007): Times of Transition
How education changes refugee lives after having endured the most painful experience of exile and displacement.

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JRS EA Newsletter No 43 (Dec 2006): Light and Shadows in JRS EA 2006
Developments across the region throughout 2006.

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JRS EA Newsletter No 45/1 (Dec 2007): Refugee Women
An introduction to the subject of JRS EA's work with women refugees and IDPs, outlining the activities that foster gender parity and combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

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