Zaina & Osama
Brussels, 26 May 2014 – Zaina and Osama share their story of escape from Aleppo with their two children. Their terrifying journey ends in a Greek prison. Will their dreams of reclaiming a peaceful life ever come true? #HelpSyriasRefugees
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JRS Europe joins call to protect refugees fleeing Syria’s war
Brussels, 26 May 2014 - Together with 100 partners in 34 countries, JRS Europe, is calling on EU countries to take in more of Syria's refugees. Until now, EU states have protected a pitifully low number of the 2.7 million refugees that have fled Syria since the war began in 2008. Now is the time to act. Sign the petition and donate your social media account to a refugee story today.
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Voices of Europe unite to help Syrian refugees
Brussels, 9 May 2014 – The Jesuit Refugee Service, as part of the ECRE coalition of more than 100 NGOs across Europe, joins the Europe Act Now campaign to call on European leaders to protect refugees fleeing the Syrian war.
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Syria: Jesuit Refugee Service mourns the death of Frans van der Lugt SJ
Beirut, 8 April 2014 - The Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria has announced its closure for three days over the tragic loss of Fr Frans van der Lugt. The whole JRS family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death on Monday morning.
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JRS Syria receives Pax Christi International Peace Award
Rome, 31 March 2014 – The 2014 Pax Christi International Peace Award has been granted to the Jesuit Refugee Service Syria for dedication in providing emergency relief to Syrians since the conflict began in 2011. Established in 1988, the Award honours contemporary individuals and organisations who make a stand for peace, justice and non-violence in different parts of the world.
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Syria: in conflict, persecution affects Muslims and Christians alike
Damascus, 28 February 2014 – Radicalised violence, displacement and poverty affect Syrians of all creeds. In what has always been a complex society, with many layers of social, religious and economic diversity, perpetrators of violence have been able to manipulate this heterogeneity to sow divisions among the population.
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Syria: refugee finds his life's purpose at Al Mukhales Centre
Rome, 8 January 2014 – A Syrian refugee forced from his city alongside his family not only lost his home but also his sense of purpose, the ability to provide for his family.
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Syria: dialogue is the solution, not war
London and Washington DC, 23 December 2013 – Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria is focusing mainly on two fronts: emergency relief to those in greatest need and educational activities. Both of these efforts enhance reconciliation and co-existence amongst people of different socio-economic and faith backgrounds.
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Syria: Iraqi refugees on the sidelines of yet another conflict
Damascus, 12 December 2013 – After being forced to flee Iraq, Tarik* thought he had found safety for himself and his family in Syria. Two short years later conflict broke out.
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Jordan: an arduous and perilous journey to safety
Amman, 16 October 2013– Jesuit Refugee Service works in Jordan with refugees from Syria, Iraq, Sudan and Somalia. Here, Mohsen* from Syria shares his story about his flight from his home to safety in Jordan.
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