Ethiopia: dancers bring rhythm to their lives in exile
Mai Aini, 20 July 2016 – Luwam was once at the centre of her nation's spotlight. In Asmara, as a member of the national dance team, she performed for government officials and her fellow citizens at national celebrations, receiving cheers and accolades for her captivating talent.

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Uganda: sketches, colours, patterns, and a new life
Kampala, 19 July 2016 – As a young girl, Agnes fled a notorious Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, but through educational opportunities she was able to pursue her passion for fashion. She now gives back to refugees as the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) fashion and design teacher in Kampala – where they work to be self-reliant.

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Kakuma: space to be free, space to learn
Kakuma, 7 July 2016 – When people flee from war or persecution, daily stresses of life are multiplied. Not only do parents have to worry about feeding their children but also moving them on dangerous routes to safety. Students strive to excel in school often while inadequately nourished in harsh environments. Those with mental health concerns or disabilities are even further disadvantaged.

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Uganda: a rising rap star advocates for a welcoming world
Kampala, 5 July 2016 - As a teenager, Alino dreamed of being a hip hop artist in Congo, where music is the pulse of the country. But like many young people, family demands and expectations that Alino pursue a more stable career put his dreams on hold while he studied petroleum chemistry in a prestigious Congolese university. Never did Alino think that he'd be a rising rap star, and never did he dream it would be while living in exile in Kampala, Uganda.

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VIDEO: World Refugee Day 2016 -- open minds, unlock potential
Rome, 20 June 2016 – As human beings, we are at the mercy of nature, at the mercy of governments, at the mercy of leaders, at the mercy of war. We are at the mercy of forces beyond our control. These forces have caused an unprecedented 60 million people  – mothers, fathers, sisters and children – to flee their homes. Imagine the entire country of Italy in motion: taking trucks, rafts, footpaths and trains; taking children, blankets, clothing and, most often, taking nothing.

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Uganda: refugees, an asset
Kampala, 7 June, 2016 – As displacement in the Global South continues to rise, some African countries view refugees as a burden while others as an asset. Uganda's half million refugees are given the unique opportunity to not only live in the country but to thrive and contribute by allowing them to work and start their own businesses.

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South Sudan: from occupation to education
Maban, 18 May 2016 – Today in Upper Nile, South Sudan, a primary school student is more likely to find men armed with guns in their classrooms than teachers with chalk and books in hand.

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Uganda: integration opportunities rebuild lives
Kampala, 19 April 2016 – As many countries in the western world close their doors and increase restrictions on refugees, one unsuspecting nation has had an open door policy toward refugees for decades.

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South Sudan: thirst to learn
Maban, 30 March 2016 – Pau Vidal SJ, JRS Maban Project Director, and Alvar Sanchez SJ, JRS Maban Education Coordinator, speak about the intervention of the Jesuit Refugee Service in northern South Sudan where JRS supports host community members, refugees and internally displaced persons in their pursuit of knowledge.

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Ethiopia: with loss comes new life
Dollo Ado, 19 February 2016 – In Melkadida camp, JRS offers beginner and intermediate courses in employable skills for adults seeking new opportunities. Displaced Somalis learn technical skills in tailoring, henna tattooing, embroidery, male hair dressing and plumbing.

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