Jesuit Refugee Service Belgium

  • Global: An inter-religious statement on behalf of forced migrants

    Global: An inter-religious statement on behalf of forced migrants

    Rome, 21 September 2016 - In this year of the Jubilee of Mercy, announced by Pope Francis, in conjunction with the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and on today’s occasion of the UN International Day of Peace, Catholic (...) read more

  • Restrictive EU migration policies force desperate people to take deadly routes

    Restrictive EU migration policies force desperate people to take deadly routes

    Brussels, 8 June 2016 - While interior ministers meet tomorrow to discuss EU migration policies, people trying to reach the safety of Europe continue to die en route. Caritas Europa and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) (...) read more

  •  I Get You campaign launch

    I Get You campaign launch

    Brussels, 20 April 2016 - Exactly two months before World Refugee Day we are launching a new campaign called ‘I Get You’ to map, network and strengthen local initiatives of refugee welcome in Europe. To get involved (...) read more

  • Journeys of Hope #4

    Journeys of Hope #4

    Refugees who face a terrifying journey to seek life over death deserve praise for their courage. This came to me powerfully in recent weeks when I met so many travelling the Balkan route to find asylum in Europe. (...) read more

  • Journeys of Hope #3

    Journeys of Hope #3

    "No one even listens to the story behind." With these words, Iva, a young Croatian woman who works for Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), neatly summed up the most glaring concern in Europe’s so-called refugee crisis. (...) read more

  • Journeys of Hope #2

    Journeys of Hope #2

    The photo was no bigger than the palm of my hand, the formal portrait of an Afghan family of seven. The distraught father took the photo from his wallet with shaking fingers, and placed it in my hands together with (...) read more

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