With a global staff of more than 1,500 worldwide, the Jesuit Refugee Service is a key source for journalists who seek information on the latest issues on forced displacement in the world.

Journalists visiting this site have access to press releases, latest news affecting refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, updates from JRS projects and activities, speeches, special features and more.

JRS programmes are implemented through more than 50 country offices and a large network of partners, and annually benefit more than 500,000 people worldwide.

Our global network of regional communications officers, based throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, can provide updates in emergencies and access to field staff.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact our communications staff on +61 2 9356 3888.

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FEATURED

The COVID-19 Spring Appeal 2020

30th
Sep

Dear friends and supporters,  In these uncertain times, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health. The COVID-19 crisis has deeply impacted the lives of refugees, people seeking asylum, and migrants in vulnerable situations. Children,…

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A Place to Call Home – We want to hear from you!

30th
Sep

We want to hear about your experiences of finding a place to call home. Through research and your experiences we know people struggle with housing while seeking asylum in Australia. However there is  little research with people themselves about how they…

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JRS Australia seeks new Country Director

25th
Sep

Current opportunities Role: Country Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Location: Sydney The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. JRS works in…

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LATEST NEWS

The COVID-19 Spring Appeal 2020

29th September 2020

Dear friends and supporters,  In these uncertain times, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and in good health. The COVID-19 crisis has deeply impacted the lives of refugees, people seeking asylum, and migrants in vulnerable situations. Children,…

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LATEST NEWS

Apply now! JRS seeks a Caseworker (Intake focused)

6th July 2020

Work Type/s: Part time (0.6 FTE; 3 days per week) Award: SCHADS 4.1 Location: Westmead/Parramatta (with some travel to the head office in Elizabeth Bay and other locations around Western Sydney) Applications close: COB Friday, 17th July 2020. Position description (PDF): Click…

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Apply now! JRS seeks a SGBV Caseworker (Finding Safety program)

6th July 2020

Work Type/s: Part time  (four day per week position; 0.8 FTE) Award: SCHADS Level 4.1 Location: Parramatta (with some travel to the head office in Elizabeth Bay and other locations around Western Sydney) Applications close: 5pm on Friday, 17th July 2020…

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NEWS

How to help refugees and people seeking asylum during COVID-19

4th May 2020

During COVID-19, JRS Australia continues supporting and serving refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants in vulnerable situations. Many women, children and men are struggling. You can help: (1) Please donate money to JRS Australia’s Emergency Cash Appeal. This money will go…

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Apply now! JRS seeks a Volunteer Coordinator

11th February 2020

This exciting position requires an experienced volunteer coordinator to be responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and supporting our dedicated team of volunteers.  The volunteer coordinator will also promote client volunteers and will work to maintain a roster of advocates and…

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Spring Appeal 2019

8th October 2019

I am writing to thank everyone who supported our latest Winter Appeal. With the help of people like you, JRS has become one of the main providers for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. Each year we serve thousands…

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Key Federal Labor MPs in Sydney

11th December 2018

Tanya Plibersek Member for Sydney (02) 9379 0700 Email: Tanya.Plibersek.mp@aph.gov.au Anthony Albanese Member for Grayndler (02) 9564 3588 Email: a.albanese.mp@aph.gov.au Chris Bowen Member for McMahon (02) 9604 0710 Chris.Bowen.MP@aph.gov.au Tony Burke Member for Watson (02) 9750 9088 Tony.Burke.MP@aph.gov.au Linda Burney…

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Commitment To Safeguarding Children & Young People

5th July 2017

Commitment To Safeguarding Children & Young People

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Two teenage Syrian refugee girls find home in a new place

30th March 2017

Nada and Zakiya, two teenage Syrian refugee girls, share their stories of flight and finding a new home in Lebanon.

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Bringing light to the child migrants in our midst

17th November 2016

On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day on November 20th, we echo Pope Francis’ appeal “to adopt every possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.” In this time of epic human displacement, “children constitute the most vulnerable group, because as they face the life ahead of them, they are invisible and voiceless”.

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Who is my neighbour?

9th November 2016

“We decide who is coming here.” Malcolm Turnbull must have been hoping to gain both the conservative chops and the electoral success of former Prime Minister John Howard when he uttered these words in defence of his plans to ban asylum seekers who have arrived in Australia on boats from ever entering Australia. It was Howard of course who perfected the art of dog-whistle politics when he said in 2001 that “we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come.”

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Jesuit Refugee Service condemns lifetime ban for refugees arriving by boat

31st October 2016

Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) condemns Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that people arriving by boat to seek asylum in Australia, and currently held in Nauru and Papua New Guinea, would be banned for life from entering Australia.

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City of Parramatta shows strong leadership and welcomes refugees

24th October 2016

National, state and local bodies have welcomed the commitment by the City of Parramatta in formalising their strong leadership in welcoming refugees into their city by becoming the latest Council to join the Refugee Welcome Zone initiative.

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