Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Syria: Jesuit Refugee Service

Children in a Syrian Refugee camp
Armando Borja - Jesuit Refugee Service USA

Armando Borja – JRS/USA

BY ISN STAFFAugust 20, 2013

ISN caught up with Armando Borja, Jesuit Refugee Service USA’s national director, to learn about the work of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in response to the growing population of people displaced by the conflict in Syria.  The interview was conducted by Chris Kerr, ISN Executive Director.  Armando spoke from the JRS/USA offices in Washington DC.

Borja joined Jesuit Refugee Service/USA in 2001. His background includes twenty years of international development experience, he previously worked as a program officer with the United Nations and as an emergency program coordinator with Catholic Relief Services in Honduras.  Armando has also worked as a community planner and as a high school teacher in the inner city of the District of Columbia.

Borja received a BA in Information Systems/Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Master of Arts in Political Management from George Washington University, a Master of Planning in International Development from the University of Virginia and is currently a doctoral candidate with a concentration in Organizational Development from Virginia Tech.


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