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Jesuit Refugee Service center for urban refugees in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Peter Balleis, S.J. — Jesuit Refugee Service)

(Rome) June 20, 2010 — From the beginning, Jesuit Refugee Service has made it a priority to work with "forgotten" refugees, those living in the shadows, whose plight is overlooked by others.

As difficult and challenging as the camp situation is and it is not a desirable situation for refugees at all, for humanitarian organizations to work in a camp is in some regards easier. It is very clearly defined who are the refugees, the numbers, the areas, what is needed, etc.

People are together as a community and that is the big difference to refugees in urban areas. They are not together as a community. They are spread out all over the city. Sometimes they live in the poorer areas because urban refugees belong to the group of the poorest of the poor.


Video produced by Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA


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