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Latest stories: Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

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Jesuit Refugee Agency Calls on Countries to Include Refugees in COVID-19 Vaccination

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), is calling on countries across the globe to include refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in COVID-19 vaccination.

21-year-old Divine Yusuf, a second-year nursing student at Mzuzu University in Malawi and a Naweza scholarship recipient. / JRS Southern Africa

Jesuit Entity in Malawi Highlights Success Story of Scholarship Program for Refugee Girls

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science marked Thursday, February 11, the leadership of the international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Malawi, has highlighted a success story of the scholarship program that supports female refugees in the Southeastern African nation. 

JRS Programme Manager Felix Omollo (R) with UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi visiting a JRS project in Yambio, South Sudan. / Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa

Jesuits, UNHCR Partner to Improve Living Conditions of Deprived Populations in South Sudan

The leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to improve the living conditions of deprived populations in South Sudan.

With her new tricycle,donated by UNHCR and JRS, Sadié can move around the camp and go to class more easily. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Entity, UNHCR Partner to Support Refugee Children Living with Disabilities in Chad

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in reaching out to refugee children living with disabilities in Chad.

The Regional Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Eastern Africa, Andre Atsu. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Eastern Africa.

Catholic Refugee Agency Appeals for Humanitarian Access amid Ethiopia’s Tigray Violence

The leadership of a Catholic refugee agency with operations in 56 countries worldwide is appealing for humanitarian access to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which is experiencing violent conflict between the Federal government forces and the paramilitary in the Northern region of the Horn of Africa country.

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) celebrating 40 years of dedicated service to refugees around the world. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) website

JRS’ 40th Anniversary a “celebration of Christian charity, commitment, love, dedication”

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is set to mark four decades of existence this weekend, a celebration that highlights 40 years of “Christian charity; commitment, love, and dedication,” the leadership of the agency has said.

A Poster for World Teachers’ Day 2020. / UNESCO

On World Teachers’ Day, Jesuit Refugee Service Highlights Teachers’ Role amid COVID-19

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, the leadership of the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has highlighted the role the teachers engaged in the organization’s programs have been playing globally including in Africa amid COVID-19.

André Atsu, Regional Director for JRS Eastern Africa addressing the students of the Adult English Class in Doro Camp, South Sudan. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

JRS on Plight of Refugees in Eastern Africa amid Cash Shortfalls, COVID-19 Restrictions

The leadership of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, highlighted the plight of refugees in Eastern Africa as they grapple with the double crisis of  reduced food rations from the World Food Program (WFP) due to cash shortfalls and COVID-19 restrictions.

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How Jesuit Refugee Service is Keeping Refugees in Africa Safe amid COVID-19 Challenges

The leadership of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, outlined how the personnel of the Catholic agency are keeping refugees in West Africa and the Great Lakes regions safe amid COVID-19 pandemic, which has worsened the already existing challenges.

A four-classroom block under construction at the Nyumanzi Secondary School, Uganda. / Jesuit Refugee Service, (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service Reaches out to Students in Uganda’s Community-based Schools

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service, (JRS) is supporting the construction of new community-based secondary schools in Africa’s largest refugee host nation, Uganda.

JRS teachers in Chad with some of the posters and information materials they are using to create awareness about COVID-19 among the refugee communities. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service Teachers in Chad Engage Refugees on COVID-19 Safety Measures

As schools in Chad remain closed due to COVID-19-related restrictions, teachers working under the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), are engaging refugees in the landlocked north-central African nation, conveying messages on safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the communities.

Participants at the just ended Jesuit conference for Africa and Madagascar in Nairobi. / Jesuits conference of Africa and Madagascar

Uganda Most Hospitable for Refugees, Hosts Most Displaced in the Region: Jesuits’ Report

The East African nation of Uganda is the most welcoming and hospitable country in the region for vulnerable refugees and immigrants seeking sanctuary from neighboring countries, members of the Society of Jesus (SJ) in Africa and Madagascar have confirmed at their three-day Conference held in Nairobi that concluded Wednesday, January 22. The conference also revealed that Uganda hosts the greatest number of displaced people including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and asylum seekers.