Afghanistan: JRS expands education opportunities for girls
(Washington, D.C.) November 21, 2016 – While many international aid organizations have pulled out of Afghanistan, Jesuit Refugee Service remains committed to helping educate the country’s youth – particularly girls and those from marginalized ethnic groups. Fr. Orville Desilva S.J. spoke recently to JRS/USA about education programs in the country. 
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India: school drop-outs experience their first graduation ceremony
Trichy, India, 13, September, 2012 – Young women born into one of Tamil Nadu’s 114 Sri Lankan refugee camps have a difficult road ahead of them, making graduating school and higher education nearly impossible for some. Still 19 women who had left school recently graduate from a JRS alternative school where they learned more than just livelihoods skills.
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India: refugee camps put women at risk of violence
Trichy, 31 October, 2012 – For 30 years, civil war devastated Sri Lanka, forcing many Tamils to seek safety in southern India. While Tamil Nadu may be safer than home, for women in the 112 refugee camps across the state, 'safer' is not enough.
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Afghanistan: uncertain but hopeful
Bamyan, 27 December 2012 – In 2001, the world watched helplessly as the Taliban destroyed two massive Buddha statues, carved nearly 1,500 years earlier in the cliff face overlooking Bamyan. Today, the silent mountains still depict the wounds of this small isolated province in central Afghanistan. It was more than precious cultural monuments that were destroyed. The male and female Buddha statues stand for all the men and women of Bamyan, neglected, marginalised and, still today, in pain.
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Nepal: shaping destiny through education
Khudunabari camp, Nepal 22 June 2011 – Leaving Nepal for resettlement, Tila Chan Dhimal recalls the years spent as a refugee in eastern Nepal. He says close involvement with the BREP made him the person he is today.
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Sri Lanka: I know who holds the future
Nepal, 8 February 2010 – One of those accompanied by JRS in the war zones of Sri Lanka is 22-year-old Aravinth. His family bears the scars of ethnic violence and the war that pitted the army against the now defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). Although Aravinth has moved on, his past haunts him.
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