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#Do1Thing: My unexpected swimming teachers
Cisaura, 19 January 2018 – Najib is a Hazara who fled Afghanistan for Indonesia. Before arriving in Indonesia, he had no idea how to swim. Now he is learning with help from a few coaches.
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#Do1Thing: Laughter is the best medicine
Bogor, 17 January 2018 – When we think of a medical doctor among refugees, we might be forgiven for assuming that the doctor is there to provide emergency medical treatment.
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#Do1Thing: I share my knowledge with refugees
Cisarua, 15 January 2018 – For a refugee waiting a long time for resettlement, or trying to negotiate the many layers of bureaucracy, in a country whose language is unfamiliar, the experience is very different. Sari knows this.
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#Do1Thing: Helping refugees brings out their potential
Sydney, 14 January 2018 – Junghee lives in central Sydney with her dog Boo, and volunteers as an English teacher at Arrupe Place, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) centre in Parramatta. 
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#Do1Thing: Hope for refugees begins with you
To mark the 104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 14 January, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is releasing a campaign, called #Do1Thing, to show what individuals are doing to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate refugees in their communities.
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Thailand: Through the lens of a refugee in Bangkok
Bangkok, 22 December 2017 - The story of this asylum seeker shows incredible bravery, resilience and persistence. He embraced opportunities for education and utilized his perseverance and skills to find informal employment under extremely tough circumstances. He finds all ways to maximize his resources. Above all, he perseveres with the hope of a better future. Jesuit Refugee Service Thailand (JRS) has been privileged to accompany him in his courageous journey.
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Myanmar & Thailand: The Pope who blessed Myanmar
Mae Hong Son, 21 December 2017 - The presence of Pope Francis in Myanmar left a sense of joy and hope for a lot of Myanmar people, even outside of Myanmar, in the Thai border camps. Fr Bambang A. Sipayung SJ, the Regional Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Asia-Pacific went there and discussed with the refugees in the camps.
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Thailand: Education Promotes Resilience
Bangkok, 19 December 2017 - The Jesuit Refugee Service launched the Urban Education Project in January 2017. The Project provides refugees access to education to young adults who can’t go to Thai schools anymore and give an opportunity for vocational training.
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The legacy of Fr Arrupe in today’s crisis of solidarity
Rome, 14 November 2017 – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) was founded by Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ on 14 November 1980 in response to the plight of Vietnamese people seeking to escape their homeland by boat, and also to aid refugees fleeing Ethiopia, Somalia, Cambodia, and Laos.
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Thailand: World Refugee Day with the urban refugees in Bangkok
Bangkok, September 2017 – From the 17th of June until the 6th of July, JRS in collaboration with other organizations, celebrated World Refugee Day with the asylum seekers and refugee communities in Bangkok. JRS and its partners organized three events throughout the city.
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Somali refugee women in Thailand find solace in art therapy
Bangkok, 10 August 2017 — An art therapy group run by JRS in Bangkok is helping traumatized urban refugees share harrowing personal experiences and process loss.
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Urban Education Project: Creating dialogue between Thai and refugee students
Bangkok, 26 July 2017 – In January 2017, Jesuit Refugee Service Thailand launched its Urban Education for Refugees Project. In July 2017, the first “Peer support activity” was organized in collaboration with the Military Technical Training School in Bangkok.
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Myanmar & Thailand: Weaving the future by fostering understanding
Mae Hong Son, 11 April 2017- A staff reflection from the 2nd cross border meeting between JRS country offices Thailand & Myanmar regarding voluntary repatriation is shared.
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Thailand: Reflections from Children’s Day for urban refugees
Bangkok, 3 April 2017- The staff of the JRS Urban Refugee Program in Bangkok held an event to commemorate Children’s Day in Thailand. Children of urban asylum seekers and refugees, along with their parents, were invited to participate.
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International: announcing new Deputy Director, Fr Joseph Xavier SJ
Rome, 14 March 2017 - The Jesuit Refugee Service is pleased to present Fr Joseph Xavier SJ as the new International Deputy Director, starting February 2017. His wealth of experience in social justice research and his work advocating for those at the margins will be a great contribution to the Strategic Framework for the future of JRS.
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Rome: Farewell to Fr Ken Gavin SJ
Rome, 22 February 2017 - Fr Ken Gavin SJ spent more than a decade of his life accompanying, serving, and advocating for refugees and the forcibly displaced. From 2003-2010 he served as the Regional Director of JRS USA and from 2011-2017 he worked at the JRS International Office as the Assistant International Director.
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Joint interfaith statement: Muslims and Christians unite to call for bridges not walls
6 February 2017 - As we celebrate the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Italian Islamic Religious Community (COREIS) and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) take President Trump's Executive Order on immigration and refugees as an affront to our common Muslim and Christian values, and a repudiation of our shared humanity.
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Interview with Fr Mark Raper SJ: Accompanying refugees
2 February 2017- Fr Mark Raper SJ worked for JRS for nearly two decades. He served as the first Regional Director of JRS in the Asia Pacific Region from 1982 to 1989 and then as the International Director of JRS from 1990 to 2000.



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USA: Catholic leaders condemn Trump Executive Order on Refugees
(Washington, D.C.) February 1, 2017 — Yesterday the Board of Directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America released a statement urging President’s Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees and Migration to be withdrawn, as it is morally unjust and religiously dangerous. The order “conflicts starkly with the religious and ethical values held in the Roman Catholic tradition.”

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