Thailand: Sustainable Livelihoods Project

Mae Sot, 16 December 2016- Sharing a border with Myawaddy of Burma/Myanmar, the Mae Sot district of Tak province, a north-western province of Thailand, is notable as a trade hub as well as its substantial population of both Burmese migrants and refugees. As the original project comes to a close we share 3 voices from the communities that JRS has helped. This is the voice of Daw Sein Nyeint who was a direct beneficiary of JRS support.


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Thailand: Sustainable Livelihoods Project

Mae Sot, 16 December 2016- Sharing a border with Myawaddy of Burma/Myanmar, the Mae Sot district of Tak province, a north-western province of Thailand, is notable as a trade hub as well as its substantial population of both Burmese migrants and refugees. As the original project comes to a close we share 3 voices from the communities that JRS has helped. This is the voice of an organization from the CBO community that JRS supports and the voice of an indirect JRS beneficiary Miss Mae So. 


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Myanmar: Enlightening the candle of future in Kachin
Myitkyina, 29 July 2016- Fr. Bambang Sipayung, the Regional Director of JRS Asia Pacific, reflects on his visit to Myitkyina, Myanmar to see the teachers training project organized by Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS).


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Indonesia- Accompaniment : Encountering Those Forsaken

13, June 2016- After visiting for several days and observing the refugees’ activities, I noticed a teenage boy sitting alone in a tent, while his friends were outside. I was so curious, so I went to see him. “My name Mohammad Hasan,” he introduced himself.



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Asia Pacific: Harsh border policies not the whole story

Sydney, Australia, 1 March 2016- Regional Director Bambang Sipayung SJ recently visited JRS Australia. “I was impressed by the work at Arrupe Place which manifests accompaniment as one of the core values of JRS and does it in a collaborative way with a number of partners.”



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Thailand: A Renewed Future and Life

Mae Sot, 1st December 2015- The landslide victory of the NLD (National League for Democracy) under the leadership of Aung San Su Kyi makes Zaw Min Naing very happy. He really hoped that Aung San Su Kyi would win so the country could move forward to a more democratic country.  


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Thailand: A testimony of JRS beneficiary Ma Tin Aye

October 7, 2015- Ma Tin Aye reflects on the work of JRS and how JRS is willing to provide her with knowledge and skills to support her family in Mae Sot, Thailand.


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Asia Pacific- The Journey of a Rohingya

Bangkok, 14 August 2015- The Archbishop of Rangoon, Charles Bo, in his New Year message emphasised the value of fraternity and unity in diversity and invited the government of Myanmar and the international community to resolve the issues related to citizenship. The Rohingya flee for religious and political reasons as they face persecution for being Muslim and are considered stateless by the government.



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Cambodia - The story of a Rohingya Refugee
17 June 2015 - I am Mohammed Ibrahim*, a Rohingya refugee from Rakhine state (Arakan) in Western Burma. I arrived in Cambodia in January 2010 and was granted refugee status in August 2013. This is my story:
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Asia Pacific: Hospitality and Solidarity needed in addressing Rohingya crisis

Bangkok, 19 May 2015 — Jesuit Refugee Service Asia Pacific is deeply concerned on the rapidly deteriorating situation the Rohingya are facing in the region over the last years.The failure of governments in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar to adequately respond to their current plight is a human tragedy – and a sign that governments are detached from the values deeply embedded in the cultures, society and religions of ASEAN countries. 



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Philippines: Starting over
Mindanao, 6 April, 2011 – One JRS livelihoods project in the Philippines inspires hope to those who have been displaced for more than a decade. With funds for farming, some are able to start their lives over. 
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Philippines: Struggle to be heard

Manila,13 January 2011 – If you are a person displaced by the Moro conflict in southern Philippines, chances are you not only struggle to survive but also to be heard.

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Timor Leste: The struggle of returning home

Kupang, 10 December, 2010 -- After a decade of living in West Timor, Mrs Clara Ximenes decided to return home.

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Timor-Leste: Goodbye conflict, welcome development

Dili, 15 September, 2010 -- Just four years after the 2006 collapse of civic order and two years after simultaneous attacks on the top two national leaders, the government of Timor-Leste is saying goodbye to conflict.

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