Refugee Journeys of Hope: French, German, Italian, Spanish versions out now
29 September 2016

At a transit centre in Presovo, Serbia. For the Journeys of Hope project award-winning photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi accompanied our JRS writer on the refugee routes to Europe. His strong reportage beautifully illustrates the powerful refugee testimonies. (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi / JRS Europe).
Auf Wegen der Hoffnung
Viajes de Esperanza
Routes De L’Espoir
Viagi di Speranza
“Let’s listen to the voices of the refugees, so that we will better understand, with our minds and with our hearts, the strong hope of people who have plunged into the unknown, just to seek peace and freedom and to save life.”
Brussels, 29 September 2016 – Originally published on World Refugee Day 2016, JRS Europe is now pleased to present ‘Journeys of Hope: Stories of refugees on the road to Europe’ in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Thousands of people seeking protection have come to Europe. Who are they? Where do they come from? Even more: which strength of heart pushes these people to dangerous and costly travels? What is their hope? Where do they find the courage to be people on the move?

As the mission of JRS is to accompany these people, serve them, and advocate for them, we want to listen first to their voices, as they are travelling and crossing so many obstacles. 

Journeys of Hope started as a documentary series of live weekly dispatches from the refugee routes from February to March 2016.

Realities on the ground may have changed, but the individual voices, hopes and dreams of people seeking a new, safe life in Europe have not.

“Let’s listen to the voices of the refugees, so that we will better understand, with our minds and with our hearts, the strong hope of people who have plunged into the unknown, just to seek peace and freedom and to save life.” – JRS Europe Regional Director Jean-Marie Carrière, SJ.

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6 articles packed with refugee testimonies from the Balkans to Germany

2 articles focusing on refugees who have passed through the deadly Central Mediterranean route from North Africa to Italy

A foreword and afterword setting the context with reference to Catholic social teaching and the importance of the unity of the family

Accompanying photo reportage vividly illustrates the human dimension


Journeys of Hope

Routes De L’Espoir

Auf Wegen der Hoffnung

Viagi di Speranza

Viajes de Esperanza








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