Kenya: Somali refugees struggle in the shadow of forced return, a Refugees Deeply feature
Nairobi, 27 June 2016 – Angela Wells, JRS Eastern Africa Communications Officer, writes for Refugees Deeply on the devastating consequences of the Kenyan government's newest restrictions on refugees.

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Uganda: integration opportunities rebuild lives
Kampala, 19 April 2016 – As many countries in the western world close their doors and increase restrictions on refugees, one unsuspecting nation has had an open door policy toward refugees for decades.

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Ethiopia: with loss comes new life
Dollo Ado, 19 February 2016 – In Melkadida camp, JRS offers beginner and intermediate courses in employable skills for adults seeking new opportunities. Displaced Somalis learn technical skills in tailoring, henna tattooing, embroidery, male hair dressing and plumbing.

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Ethiopia: education promotes self-reliance
Dollo Ado, 17 February 2016 -- Kaadi Ali Ibrahim used to measure his assets in livestock – camels, cattle and goats – but his new home in Melkadida refugee camp does not offer much space to herd or trade animals. Those who flee must leave not only their homes, but their whole livelihoods.

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Ethiopia: dying to live
Mai Aini, 8 December 2015 – "Have you ever counselled someone who later disappeared on the way to Europe?" Sebhat* gazes off, detaching himself from the reality in Mai Aini camp. Only his eyes tell a story of pain and loss.

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Global: a crisis and a challenge – why words matter
Boston, 21 October 2015 – For the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Australia Associate Director Maryanne Loughry RSM, the very phrase "refugee crisis" is problematic. "It's really a 'conflict crisis,'" she says. "The refugees aren't the crisis. It's the bombing, the torture, the destruction. That's what has been mainly fuelling this unprecedented movement of people."

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Slideshow: Eritrean refugees paint grim realities
Mai Aini, 12 August 2015 – Witness dangerous migration journeys as painted by young Eritrean refugees in a camp in Ethiopia.

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Kenya: coping with autism
Nairobi, 3 August  2015 – "In our culture, when people look at my children they believe they have been bewitched. Some people try to marginalise them. They don't understand my family,"says David Bulambo, a Congolese refugee in Kenya who is the father of two autistic girls. "We often feel isolated."

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Eastern Africa: JRS celebrates World Refugee Day
Nairobi, 13 July 2015  – Throughout eastern Africa, JRS celebrated World Refugee Day 2015 alongside refugee communities, implementing partners, and host communities. In 2015, the region has seen massive influxes of displaced persons due to new and ongoing conflicts in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Yemen and more. Commemorating World Refugee Day is a chance not only to celebrate the rich diversity of refugees, but also to advocate alongside partners for more humane treatment of the displaced.

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Kenya: never fail to try
Nairobi, 6 July 2015 – Pierre, 23, trains upwards of 25 local community members per day in computer literacy at his college. At the end of the course, students receive certificates in computer science. The majority of his students are people in the workforce, while others have just finished secondary school and need to learn computer skills in order to enter university. "I was helped to get where I am so I feel also very good when others benefit from my knowledge. I trust this community, and I treat them a lot of dignity," he said.

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