With a global staff of more than 1,500 worldwide, the Jesuit Refugee Service is a key source for journalists who seek information on the latest issues on forced displacement in the world.

Journalists visiting this site have access to press releases, latest news affecting refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, updates from JRS projects and activities, speeches, special features and more.

JRS programmes are implemented through more than 50 country offices and a large network of partners, and annually benefit more than 500,000 people worldwide.

Our global network of regional communications officers, based throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, can provide updates in emergencies and access to field staff.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact our communications staff on +61 2 9356 3888.

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‘Chasing Asylum’ by Academy Award Winner Eva Orner Showing at Riverside Theatre in Parramatta

27th
May

Join employees from Jesuit Refugee Service and The House of Welcome for a screening of Chasing Asylum followed by a Q&A with front line workers delivering services for asylum seekers in Australia.

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JRS joins the revolution of tenderness and love

11th
May

State Labor MP Julia Finn has congratulated volunteers and staff at Jesuit Refugee Service on the launch of a new community Centre in Parramatta, saying such facilities played an important role in the resettlement of refugees.

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Partnering for Mercy: Arrupe Place

6th
May

This new partnership grew out of the work of the Shelter Project which JRS had established in 2007 in response to a shortage of affordable housing and services for those people seeking asylum living in the community.

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LATEST NEWS

De-identifying asylum seekers isn’t always about protection

17th May 2016

“In Australia, conversation about people who seek asylum often feels disconnected from the people – the real flesh and blood people – whose lives are most affected. The reasons for this are complicated and contested.” In Australia, conversation about people…

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JRS volunteers: there for others and faithful to our mission

13th May 2016

The second week of May is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

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LATEST NEWS

Notification of Annual General Meeting

12th May 2016

NOTIFICATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of JRS (Australia) Incorporated will be held on Thursday 9 June 2016 at the JRS Office, 24 Roslyn Street, Elizabeth Bay, starting at 4 pm. According to the Constitution, Associate Members…

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NEWS

JRS condemns remarks by Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton

6th May 2016

The Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) welcomes the demand by the United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR) that Australia should immediately move the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru to “humane conditions with adequate support and services”.

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JRS and OneSight eye clinic provides eyeglasses to 68 asylum seekers

3rd May 2016

Jesuit Refugee Service and OneSight, a global not-for-profit organisation and partner of OPSM, ran an eye care clinic that saw over 80 asylum seekers and provided people with free eye tests and a free pair of prescription eyeglasses, if needed.

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JRS calls on the Prime Minister to exercise moral and political leadership by ending offshore processing

29th April 2016

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) calls on the Prime Minister to exercise moral and political leadership by ending the current policy of offshore processing of people seeking asylum in Australia. The decision by the PNG government to shut the Manus Island detention centre following the PNG Supreme Court’s finding that the detention of asylum seekers is unconstitutional and illegal has presented the Australian government with stark choices.

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Paying for stopping the boats

29th April 2016

This week we learnt that the human rights protection for asylum seekers in our former colony Papua New Guinea are more protected by the PNG constitution than they would be in Australia.

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“Build bridges, not walls” – The Jesuit Refugee Service welcomes Pope Francis’ solidarity with refugees

18th April 2016

On his visit to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday Pope Francis told Europe and the world that “refugees are not numbers, they are people,” and then demonstrated in deed the depth of his commitment by taking three Syrian Muslim families, including six children, back to the Vatican on his flight.

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A strategic response to refugees and asylum seekers

7th April 2016

In the face of great and growing need we need to develop a strategy that will draw on all our resources and allow all our ministries to be involved as part of our Province response.

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Easter Appeal

23rd March 2016

Our work is completely dependent on donations made by people like you.

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Easter brings hope and peace

23rd March 2016

Let us pray this Easter that the God of mercy will roll away the rock that blocks up the hearts and minds of our policy-makers and political leaders.

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Better vision for people seeking asylum

23rd March 2016

More than 80 people attended a free eye care clinic in Parramatta, organised for asylum seekers by OneSight in partnership with Jesuit Refugee Service

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International Women’s Day: Recognising the strength and capacity of refugee women

2nd March 2016

Women and girls comprise about half of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population across the world.

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