News and Stories
JRS has been present in Renk (Sudan’s frontier to South Sudan) since the beginning of the humanitarian crisis. Read some of the stories of the people we have met there, their needs and their desires, and what is JRS doing to accompany them
Meet Tracy, a young Ugandan who has been supported with her education in Kampala. JRS Uganda commits to a 30% of national beneficiaries to be included in our programmes, and she is one of them.
“The magnitude of the number of people present in Course, Joda, Renk… is beyond the capacity of one organization.”, shares with us Bishop Daniel, recently left from Khartoum. Read more of his experience crossing to South Sudan.
Instability in South Sudan is having a significant impact on the labor market: thousands of people are impacted by the violence and displacement, living in refugee camps and IDPs settlements throughout the country, and people are every day more dependent on humanitarian aid. In JRS, we believe there is a need to develop the skills and give them an opportunity to serve their own communities… read more about it in here!
Agazane is a young Congolese refugee living in Kampala. ‘I can pay rent, buy food, afford transport, buy clothes, I started a business and I teach!’ Read his story here!
Meet Suben, a somali refugee in Melkadida Refugee Camp (Ethiopia), who passed from being a beneficiary who could not read nor write, to become a social worker for JRS supporting GBV survivors like Hawo. Amazing story worth reading!
Read the story of Serge, a 23yr old Congolese refugee living in Kampala, who not only excelled in his academic performance, but he also happens to be an incredible artist! Know more about his story by reading this article!
A group of girls from 8 countries, participants in the LIGHT for GIRLS campaign, met today [31st March 2023] with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, Reem Alsalem. Girls demand to live Safe and Sound in a world that denies them their most basic rights.
Improving Education in Kinama Camp: meet Didier, Sage and Charlotte, students at a JRS supported school in Kinama. They explain the impact of JRS support and the remaining challenges in their school.