Safe and Legal Access to Europe

Image of perimeter fencing at Spain-Morroco border at Ceuta.The Jesuit Refugee Service and the Jesuit Migrant Service (JMS) Spain have issued a joint call for the creation of safe and legal pathways to Europe for forced migrants seeking refuge. 

One year has now passed since 14 people died during a confrontation with Spanish border guards near Ceuta but effective training and safeguards have still not be implemented.

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Image showing aylum seekers resting on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat. It is necessary to respond to the globalization of migration with the globalization of charity and cooperation, in such a way as to make the conditions of migrants more humane.

To mark the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis delivered a message under the theme 'Church without frontiers, Mother to all'.  Read the full transcipt here.

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2015 Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar

Front Cover of JRS Ireland 2015 Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar.  Credit: Darrin Zammit LupiJRS Ireland's 2015 Intercultural & Interfaith Calendar is now on sale.

Published since 2007, the calendar is a fantastic resouce for teachers and anyone wishing to celebrate and raise awareness of diversity in Ireland.  Order your copy today to avail of our special offers.

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Pope Francis: Solidarity for Refugees

Pope Francis greets refugees and staff during a visit to Jesuit Refugee Service Italy's Centro Astalli soup kitchenJRS Europe Press Release:  On the occasion of Pope Francis’s speech before the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 25 November, the Jesuit Refugee Service urges European countries to remain faithful to one of the fundamental values underpinning the European Union by showing concrete solidarity with migrants and refugees and ensuring fully-fledged joint search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

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Launch of 2014 Christmas Toy Appeal

Wrapped Christmas PresentsJRS Ireland's Christmas Toy Appeal is back for 2014 and we're hoping to deliver more than 350 toys this year to children living in Direct Provision.

Please donate a new, unwrapped toy by December 17th and help JRS to give a special gift to the children of asylum seekers living in Ireland.

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