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Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) confirmed that education is a life-saving intervention for children and adolescents who are forcibly displaced from their homes, in a new report entitled, Providing Hope, Investing in the Future: Education in Emergencies & Protracted Crises.
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On February 26, the University of Scranton’s CRS Student Ambassadors, along with the Campus Ministries' Center for Service & Social Justice hosted a Refugee Simulation with information from Jesuit Relief Services on Friday, February 26 in the DeNaples Ballroom. The following summary of the event was written by University of Scranton student Farrah Qadri.
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On Friday, December 18th, the Jordanian government deported 585 Sudanese refugees back to Sudan, ignoring the outcry of the international community. I grew close to this warm and resilient community during my time in Jordan working with JRS; however, I also saw firsthand that Sudanese refugees are truly living at the margins, overshadowed by Jordan’s other refugee influxes and overlooked in service provision. Jordan was home to approximately 4,000 Sudanese, primarily Darfuri, refugees and asylum seekers before the deportation.