REFLECTION: Jesuit Refugee Service brings help to a Syria in crisis

by Thomas Reese, S.J., NCR Jesuit Frs. Peter Balleis and Michael Zammit were in Washington in April, making the rounds of nongovernmental organizations and government offices to inform policymakers of the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Balleis is the international director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, and Zammit works with refugees and internally displaced people in Syria. … Continue reading REFLECTION: Jesuit Refugee Service brings help to a Syria in crisis

IMMIGRATION: 3 minute video explains why people are fleeing Central America

from Jesuit Refugee Service/USA http://youtu.be/v_sa0-6uEiU Migration from the Northern Triangle of Central America - El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras - has risen steadily as violence has increased. Mary Small of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and Shaina Aber of the United States Jesuit Conference explain what is driving people to flee for their lives. Youth gang violence has intensified … Continue reading IMMIGRATION: 3 minute video explains why people are fleeing Central America