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 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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“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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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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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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