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By 2050, it is projected that as many as 38.5 million people in East Africa will be forcibly displaced. Credit: JRS

“Adapt sustainable development planning” to Address Climate Change: JRS Official in Africa

Jul 2, 2022

An official of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has underscored the need to "adapt sustainable development planning” in addressing the effects of climate change.

Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Former Child Soldiers in Central African Republic Benefiting from Jesuit Entity’s Training

May 21, 2022

More than 300 children who served as child soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been given an opportunity to transform their lives through training opportunities spearheaded by Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Members of the martial arts class, the Acrobats, perform at Dorocentre during celebrations for International Peace Day. Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Entity in South Sudan Uses Sports to Foster Discipline, Teamwork in Displaced Youth

Apr 6, 2022

More than 250 displaced boys and girls from South Sudan are learning the value of discipline and teamwork through sports in a Psycho-Social Support program (MHPSS) spearheaded by Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Students at Mungula Secondary School, Uganda, feel that the new infrastructure has strengthened their resolve to continue with education. Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuits in Uganda Give Refugee Girls’ Schools Facelift to Boost Uptake of Sciences

Feb 13, 2022

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), is constructing laboratories in girls’ schools for refugees in Uganda to boost their performance in science subjects.

The Girls Club at Dar el Salam camp received MHM kit and training by JRS, along with ACRA and CELIAF, and the support of the MENFP, UNICEF and ECW. Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Catholic Entity in Chad Providing Menstrual Hygiene Education among Refugee Students

Jan 17, 2022

More than 6,000 refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) attending Chad’s local schools are benefitting from the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) education spearheaded by Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).