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First ever Global Refugee Forum!

20th December 2019

Late 2019 saw the first ever Global Refugee Forum (GRF) held in Geneva. Carolina Gottardo, JRS Australia Director attended this historic event. The GRF was a large-scale event, with approximately 3,000 delegates from diverse sectors and regions, including leaders with…

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Refugee Voices 2020

19th December 2019

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia’s “Refugee Voices” program offers young people the chance to hear the story of a refugee. This unique program gives school students a first hand account of a person that has experienced persecution, injustice and has been…

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“Where is love?”A reflection by Fr Peter Smith.

18th December 2019

A reflection from Father Peter Smith, Justice and Peace Promoter for The Justice and Peace Office, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. This reflection appears in the Christmas 2019 edition of JRS Australia’s LINK publication. This year, JRS Australia had the pleasure…

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Christmas Appeal 2019

18th December 2019

Dear Friends and Supporters, December is here and with it all the joy of Christmas, holiday decorations, gifts under trees and gatherings with family and friends. But for many refugees and people seeking asylum, Christmas is a time of sorrow….

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JRS Youth Ambassador Award

18th December 2019

JRS Australia is delighted to share the results of the JRS Youth Ambassador Award program, re-introduced in 2019 after a five year hiatus.  The program is designed for students to engage and raise awareness in their school communities on forced…

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Carolina’s Christmas message.

17th December 2019

Carolina Gottardo is the Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia. JRS is dedicated to accompanying, serving and advocating for the dignified living of people seeking asylum and refugees. This Director’s Letter appears in the Christmas 2019 edition of…

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The Christmas edition of LINK is out now!

17th December 2019

The Christmas edition of LINK is out now! LINK is JRS Australia’s quarterly publication. In this special advocacy edition, read all about our post election work in advocating for policies of welcome at a local, regional, national and international level. Read…

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Allies keeping faith despite Medevac blow

13th December 2019

Carolina Gottardo and Nishadh Rego are Director and Policy and Advocacy Coordinator respectively for Jesuit Refugee Service Australia. This article originally featured in Eureka Street, 12 December 2019. It is Wednesday 4 December 2019. Close to a hundred Sydney-siders gather…

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Media Release: Statement from Australian Catholic Bishops Conference on the repeal of Medevac

6th December 2019

“Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv has expressed deep concern over the repeal of legislation that gave doctors decision-making power in the transfer of refugees and asylum-seekers requiring medical treatment from offshore detention facilities to Australia.” Read the full…

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