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  Accompaniment and Love put Mercy in Motion
  Ambitious new resources needed for education in emergencies
  Audio: Higher education for refugees enables change for good in Eastern Africa
  Cambodia: Creating change through education
  Central African Republic: Displaced student voices
  Chad: Darfur refugees find hope in education
  Chad: Daring to dream in a refugee camp
  Chad: education for refugee girls from Sudan, between obstacles and hope
  Chad: Investing in girls education
  Chad: Promoting girls education through theater
  Educate a refugee: “Let children be children”
  Education is the way forward in Myanmar
  Graduates at Kakuma refugee camp celebrate hope
  Higher ed program begins in Thailand refugee camp
  Higher education, vocational training are key to improving refugee lives
  Inspired by his father, enabled by his education
  Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins
  Jordan: online education boosts refugees' skills
  JRS Afghanistan expands education opportunities for girls
  JRS offers lifeline for renewed hope, says former refugee
  Kenya: 'No tragedy can kill hope'
  Kenya: Pioneer graduation ceremony in Kakuma
  Kenya: the dream has finally become a reality
  Kenya: university grads redefine their futures
  Kindling hope through learning (video)
  Lebanon: xenophobia against Syrians in public schools
  Malawi: refugee education creates community leaders
  Malawi: Vocational education provides independence
  Peace through Education in Southern Sudan
  Promoting education in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  Refugee completes long journey to become medical doctor
  Refugee graduates in Kenya & Malawi work, study and serve their communities
  South Sudan: A Graduation Ceremony Marks Success of Learning in Peace
  South Sudan: education in response to a grave emergency
  South Sudan: learning in emergencies
  Sri Lanka: online education helps youth overcome obstacles and focus on brighter futures
  Teacher training in context
  Three schools rise in rural Haiti
  Turkey: integrating refugee children into public schools
  Uganda: early childhood education encourages integration
  Uganda: integration opportunities rebuild lives
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The Jesuit Refugee Service library at Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia, February 24, 2015. More than 18,000 refugees from neighboring Eritrea live in the camp. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)

(Washington, D.C.) May 18, 2015 — Access to schools and quality education is an urgent priority for all refugee children and youth. Education is the key to a better the future for refugees whatever form that future might take. Importantly, education provides a sense of stability, dignity and hope for the future both for refugee children and for their families. Education has important ramifications for mental health and for social cohesion of the refugee community. In this short video, refugees in Chad and Ethiopia share their hopes.

Jesuit Refugee Service provides counseling services and after school programs for refugees at a camp in Mai Aini, Ethiopia. For urban refugees in the country's capital of Addis Ababa, JRS runs the only Refugee Community Center in the city, providing a range of services from adult education to computer access to emergency needs. 

In the Goz Beida camp near Djabal, Chad, JRS and Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins have partnered to begin the process of bringing university classes via online learning to refugees from Darfur, Sudan.


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