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Italian elections: New Agenda on Migration needed say Christian organisations
Rome, 8 February 2018 - With national elections in less than a month and the challenges of migration as a hot issue in the political debate, JRS Italy, known locally as Centro Astalli, together with other Christian organisations working on migration issues, launches today concrete proposals for a New Agenda on Migration.
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JRS UK publish report revealing the reality of homelessness among refugees
London, 1 February 2018 - The report “Out in the Cold: Homelessness among destitute refugees in London" finds that most of the refugees attending the JRS UK Day Centre had slept rough at some point in the previous year, and one in five had been forced to spend more than a month on the streets.
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JRS Germany calls on decision-makers to uphold right to protection in EU
Berlin, 25 January 2018 - The discussions on the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) are in full swing, both in EU institutions in Brussels and in the national capitals. In a joint statement with other German refugee organisations, JRS Germany today has called on decision-makers both in Germany and the EU to ensure the continuation of the individual right to protection in Europe.
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Romania: rough justice for Black Sea arrivals
PEB PROJECT: Bucharest, 15 January 2018 - In this month’s Protection at External Borders (PEB) article, we describe journeys taken by migrants and their families across the Black Sea to Romania. 
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Croatia: Christmas Lunch with a Refugee
Zagreb, 05 January 2018 - For the second year, the Jesuit Refugee Service in Croatia organized the ‘Christmas Lunch with a Refugee’ initiative to foster encounter, acquaintance and communication between the refugees and the local population.
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Greece: Urgent Need to Move Asylum Seekers from Islands
Athens, 21 December 2017 – More than 13,500 asylum seekers remain trapped on the Greek islands in deplorable conditions as winter begins on December 21, 2017, JRS Greece and JRS Europe said today.
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Greece #opentheislands campaign update
Brussels, 18 December 2017 - JRS Europe, in collaboration with JRS Greece and 11 human rights and humanitarian organizations, launched a campaign on 1 December calling on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to transfer 7,500 people to the mainland before the official start of winter and to end the containment policy on the Greek islands.
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Recent stories
JRS Europe hosts ‘I Get You - Refugees and Citizens Together Against Racism and Xenophobia’
Brussels, 15 December 2017- JRS Europe and its partners from nine national offices held the conference, ‘I Get You –  Refugees and Citizens Together Against Racism and Xenophobia’. The conference provided the opportunity for attendees to know more about the research and main findings of I Get You and engage in dialogue through the perspectives shared during two panels.
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PRESS RELEASE: I Get You final event and report launch
Brussels, 6 December 2017 - In a climate of divisive rhetoric and xenophobic populism from political leaders in Europe, JRS Europe’s new research published today shows that overwhelming numbers of Europeans actively welcome and include forced migrants in our societies.
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Greece: Move Asylum Seekers to Safety Before Winter Hits
Athens, 1 December 2017 – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 12 human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a campaign that began today.
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Refugee Testimonies from Greece
PEB PROJECT: Athens, 28 November 2017 - Earlier this week, JRS Europe joined 19 other human rights and aid groups in sounding the alarm about the appalling conditions faced by migrants and refugees on Greece’s islands.
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Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands
Athens, 22 November 2017 – The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent concern with winter approaching.
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Universal Children’s Day also for unaccompanied refugee children in Serbia
Belgrade, 20 November 2017 - To celebrate Universal Children’s Day, we share an article from JRS Serbia about their Pedro Arrupe House, where they are providing support to 13 unaccompanied and separated children.
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I Get You – Conference Programme
Brussels, 09 November 2017 – JRS Europe is pleased to announce the concluding event for I Get You, where we will present our final report and policy proposals for the social inclusion of refugees in Europe. Full details here:
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The view from Sicily
PEB PROJECT Palermo, 25 October 2017 - In this month’s Protection at External Borders (PEB) article, we interviewed social worker Elio Tozzi, who works with the Pedro Arrupe Institute in Sicily. The institute is a part of the Jesuit network and has signed a memorandum of understanding with Centro Astalli to participate in the Protection at External Borders (PEB) project.
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Greece: Asylum Seekers in Abysmal Conditions on Islands
Athens, 23 October 2017 – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today.
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European JRS meeting in Brussels
Brussels, 13 October 2017 – For two days last week, directors from 15 JRS national offices in Europe came together with the JRS Europe team for a regional coordination meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
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Syria: When hope returns – Amena’s story
Homs, 11 October 2017 - To celebrate the Internatinal Day of the Girl Child, we share the story of Amena, a thirteen-year old girl. She is typical of so many other children her age and younger, who belong to what is regarded as a lost generation.
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ECHR judgement against Spain for push backs
Madrid, 05 October 2017 - The Migrants with Rights Campaign applauds the European Court of Human Rights' judgment against Spain for the practice of summary expulsions. The judgment made public on 02 October 2017 in Strasbourg supports one of the claims raised by Caritas, CONFER, the Social Sector of the Society of Jesus and Justice and Peace.
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USA: JRS recognized with the Anne Frank Award
Washington DC, 18 September 2017 - The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands recognized JRS USA with the Anne Frank Award. The award is given to an American person or organization who has demonstrated a body of work which confronts intolerance, anti Semitism, racism or discrimination, while upholding freedom and equal rights.
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