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Welcome to Our New Website
October 01, 2010

Welcome to Our New Website
This new website is designed to present information in a clear way with easy navigation, while highlighting the accompaniment, service and advocacy JRS undertakes worldwide with and on behalf of refugees and forcibly displaced people.
"It is often almost impossible to imagine the suffering of refugees in the most distant corners of the world. Millions of refugees and asylum seekers live this invisible and insecure existence. So-called survival migrants are forced to eke out an existence in difficult circumstances and to send money back home. This website seeks to bring their voices, joys and concerns, closer to you," said Fr. Balleis.

(Washington, D.C.) Oct. 1, 2010 – After nearly 12 months of planning and work, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is happy to announce the launch of our new website. In November 2009, JRS communications leaders from the International office, the U.S. office and the Eastern Africa office began collaborating with Omaha-based Adventure Studios to design and build the website.

This new website is designed to present information in a clear way with easy navigation, while highlighting the accompaniment, service and advocacy JRS undertakes worldwide with and on behalf of refugees and forcibly displaced people. 

The new design made its debut on the JRS International website in June, and will eventually be introduced to all of the 10 Regions of JRS. The integrated design allows users to seamlessly move from one region to another without the sometimes visually jarring effect of different designs. Additionally, a shared content management system will allow the various regions of JRS to more easily and quickly share information, and thus share the information with you, our donors, supporters and friends.

"The work of JRS puts the person first: doing with, rather doing for, is the heart of our mission. This website is designed to put refugees and their concerns at the center of our public communications," said JRS International Director, Fr. Peter Balleis S.J.

Within the new website, a special place will be given to the voices of refugees and a new multimedia library. Central to the mission and values of JRS is empowering refugees and bring their voices to the forefront.

"It is often almost impossible to imagine the suffering of refugees in the most distant corners of the world. Millions of refugees and asylum seekers live this invisible and insecure existence. So-called survival migrants are forced to eke out an existence in difficult circumstances and to send money back home. This website seeks to bring their voices, joys and concerns, closer to you," said Fr. Balleis.

As our archives are added to this new website, you may notice some stories missing. Please be aware that we are endeavoring to ensure that all stories from our old website are transferred to the new site. We invite you to explore the new site, and learn more about refugees and forcibly displaced people.






Press Contact Information
Mr Christian Fuchs
jrsusa.media@gmail.com
202-462-0400 ext. 5946