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  Ethiopia: Helping refugees adapt
  Europe: a hope that knows no borders
  France: JRS 'Welcome Project' offers more than space for refugees to live
  Working with Urban Refugees: A Handbook
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  Journeys of Hope: If people are crying, no one hears
  Journeys of Hope: Listen to the story behind
  Journeys of Hope: My Last Chance
  Journeys of Hope: The people here are kind
  Journeys of Hope: The route through hell
  Kenya: building self-reliance among refugees and the host community
  Kenya: decades of refugee integration shaken
  Kenya: refugee parents cope with autism
  Kenya: xenophobia affects refugees in Nairobi
  New class provides path to self-sufficiency
  Panama: JRS program helps urban refugees
  Refugee from Iraq finds help from JRS in Romania
  Refugee Protection and Solutions in Urban Areas
  Serving urban refugees in South Africa
  South Africa: shining a light in xenophobia's darkness
  Southern Africa: the rise of urban refugees
  Thailand: helping survivors of sexual violence
  Thailand: Hmong refugees from Vietnam live with fear
  Thailand: marginalization in the metropolis
  The Refugee Voice: Hidden in Plain Sight
  Turkey: Deadly winter is coming for Afghan refugees
  Turkey: refugees from Iraq struggle
  Urban refugees in Turkey face daunting challenges
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Jesuit Refugee Service has programs accompanying and serving Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan. (Fr. Kenneth J. Gavin, S.J. — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)

By Mitzi Schroeder, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Director for Policy

(Washington, D.C.) June 7, 2009 — When President Obama visited the troops in Iraq in April 2009, he told them that the next eighteen months would be a "critical period" for the Iraqis, in which the Iraqi government would have to focus on actions that encourage confidence in their citizens. More than two million of these citizens who are most in need of reassurance are refugees, including both those who fled the country during the rule of Sadaam Hussein, and those who have fled as a result of the turmoil that has gripped the country since he was deposed. 

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