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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Arrupe Place wins community award

25th February 2016

JRS has been awarded the ‘Exceptional Community Partnership in a Local Government Area (LGA)’ at the 2016 Zest Awards.

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JRS awarded 2016 Scanlon Foundation Grant

22nd January 2016

“This grant will allow us to build capacity of our programs for improving physical health and mental wellbeing for asylum seekers, as well as help their interaction with the local community through our Communities Connect space.”

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Vatican City: Pope Francis speaks out for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

14th January 2016

Refugees and migrants are “people whose dignity is to be protected and who are capable of contributing to progress and the general welfare.”

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Putting Mercy in Motion – JRS launches education campaign for refugee children and youth

11th December 2015

On 8 December, as a concrete sign of commitment to the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) will launch the Mercy in Motion advocacy and fundraising campaign to expand and strengthen our education programmes. Our goal is to provide educational services to 100,000 more refugees than we currently do by the year 2020.

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Arrupe Place wins 2015 Community Wellbeing Award

12th November 2015

The support services at Arrupe Place for people seeking asylum living in the community have been recognized with the 2015 Community Wellbeing Award given by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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Media Release – Innovative partnership in Parramatta provides much needed legal assistance to people seeking protection in Australia

14th September 2015

“Arrupe Place is where the drop-in legal service is based and is part of the JRS Shelter Project, that provides casework support, emergency relief, temporary accommodation, English classes, foodbank, and social support groups to asylum seekers living in the community.”…

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For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers

14th September 2015

“We Australians have rightly felt appalled at the dangers that refugees experience on their journeys, but we seem to have come to believe that harshness and rejection will be enough to deter desperate people from their flight to safety.” Chairman’s…

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Media Release: JRS urges Australia to increase humanitarian intake

8th September 2015

The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe has jolted Australia into realising that it needs to respond more urgently and generously to the humanitarian disaster caused by the Syrian conflict. JRS Australia welcomes the Australian government’s determination to provide further assistance to those fleeing conflict in the Middle East.

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World Refugee Day: push forward, not back

15th June 2015

For World Refugee Day this weekend, the Jesuit Refugee Service urges you to remember that the key to change is within each of us. While governments decide to accept or reject refugees, only we have the power to truly welcome them. We must change our fixed view of refugees as ‘the other.’

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