News and Stories

06 Dec, 2021

Last Sunday 5 December, the Jesuit Refugee Service Greece was invited to attend the Sunday Mass led by Pope Francis at the Megaro Mousikis in Athens, during his 3-day visit to Greece.

02 Dec, 2021

Joy arrived in Italy in 2016. With the support of JRS, she enrolled in university on a refugee scholarship and she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. For Joy, this marked the end of a journey spanning from Nigeria to Libya, through to Trento.

26 Nov, 2021

On the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we share the stories of two women who fought against discrimination to follow their dreams and build a better life for themselves.

26 Nov, 2021

As European civil society and professional organisations working on asylum, migration, humanitarian assistance and human rights, we are shocked by the continuing humanitarian crisis at the borders between the EU and Belarus which causes immense suffering and has led to the deaths of at least ten people.

25 Nov, 2021

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, celebrated on November 25th, we remember displaced women who are victims of discrimination and abuse in their journeys.

20 Nov, 2021

This week we celebrate World Children’s Day, on which we remember all children and young people that are displaced from their homes and often separated from their families. Family life is a human right. States have the moral and legal obligation to provide family reunification services, search for their loved ones and guarantee that they can be together again. And during the process, to ensure that children and young people can access all the education and support that they need to grow up serene and healthy.

19 Nov, 2021

On 16-17 November 2021 the bi-annual Regional Coordination Meeting (RCM) took place in Drongen, Belgium. JRS Europe and Directors from national offices attended to work on common goals to pursue our mission to serve, accompany and advocate refugees and forcibly displaced people in Europe. Following last year’s online RCM, all participants welcome the occasion to meet in person, in full respect of Covid safety rules.

09 Nov, 2021

On the 3rd of November, JRS Ireland published “Protection with Dignity: A Humane Response to Global Forced Displacement”. The report touches upon the issues of the growing global displacement, the current situation in Europe, and the resettlement of refugees in Ireland. It also gives guidelines and recommendations to reframe the response to global forced displacement.

27 Oct, 2021

As part of the project “Provided access to health services and protection of human rights for asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants in BiH”, 16 cultural mediators are working as translators at the temporary reception centres.