JRS Europe: Unilateral border controls not the answer

Two boys from Syria enjoying a snowball fight in the small Swedish town of Torsby. (Photo: UNHCR/ J. Bävman) JRS Europe has issued a press release expressing its concern at the recent news that Sweden has reinstated identity checks at its border with Denmark.

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International Protection Bill is Missed Opportunity

Picture of Dáil Éireann.Organisations who took part in the Working Group on the Protection Process have issued a joint press release criticising the publication of the International Protection Bill as a missed opportunity for people living in Direct Provision.

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2016 English Language Classes

The crest of Belvedere College SJThe new term of the BELL (Belvedere English Language Lessons) Programme has begun, offering free English language classes to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

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Ireland's Response to the Refugee and Migration Crisis

Picture of activitists on Sandymount Beach standing together to spell out the word 'Refugees Welcome'.  Credit: Steve KingstonThe Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland today joined with 21 leading NGOs to launch a new report – Protection, Resettlement and Integration:  Ireland’s Response to the Refugee and Migration ‘Crisis’.

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Christmas Toy Appeal 2015

Christmas gift wrapped with red paper and a bow.The JRS Ireland Christmas Toy appeal is back for another year. 

Please help give a special gift to the children of asylum seekers in 2015 by donating a new, unwrapped toy by Monday 7th December.

 

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Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar 2016

Front cover of the JRS Ireland Intercultural and Interfaith Calendar 2016.The 2016 JRS Ireland Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar is now on sale.

A fantastic resouce for teachers and anyone wishing to celebrate or raise awareness of diversity in Ireland, order your copy today to avail of our special offers.

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The Call to Solidarity

Picture of refugees on their journey along the Hungarian-Serbian border.The Jesuit Major Superiors of Europe have issued a statement (October 2015) calling for greater European solidarity in response to the refugee crisis.

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European leaders: protecting life must come first

A JRS worker distributes water to forced migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border.JRS Europe has issued a statement calling on the extraordinary EU council meeting on 22 September to urgently take common action to protect refugees in Europe.

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Only by sharing responsibility will lives be saved

Image of asylum seekers recovering on deck of boat after rescue from sea.The Jesuits are responding to the European refugee crisis by attempting to meet the immediate humanitarian need of thousands of refugees and addressing the structural causes of the crisis.

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Press Release: Opportunity for fundamental reform of asylum system must be grasped

Front cover of the Final Report of the Working Group on the Protection ProcessThe Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Ireland has called on the Irish Government to honour the promise of fundamental reform, set out in the Terms of Reference of the Working Group on the Protection Process, by fully implementing the Working Group’s recommendation as soon as possible.

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