Jesuit Refugee Service UK

As we prepare for Christmas like no other, JRS UK is pleased to launch JRS Refugee Gifts - virtual charity gifts to delight your loved ones and support destitute refugees in the UK at the same time. Find out more here. 
In response to news of the death of a child who attempted to travel across the English Channel to seek safety, Sarah Teather, Director of JRS UK said:“This is terrible news. He was just a child. What an awful way to die. In amongst the news coverage, we must remember that he was someone’s son, brother, and friend. We pray for all who loved him and who will grieve for him.  “This terrible tragedy tells us again that governments have to act. We have systematically closed down the safe...
Jesuit Refugee Service UK has said the indefinite and arbitrary process of immigration detention is fostering a culture of death, suicide and self-harm, that is causing long-term damage to people’s physical and mental health. In a new report, ‘Detained and Dehumanised: The impact of immigration detention’, JRS say detention has a deep and lasting impact on the individual’s sense of self and humanity and on the way people interact with the world.The traumatic effects of detention stretch far...
Preparing to run the London Marathon for the first time, Alannah Booth, 29, hosted a pub quiz and raffle night in Tooting to raise funds for the Jesuit Refugee Service UK Alannah said: “Moving to London from South Africa, I was welcomed by my friends and family and immediately found myself in a supportive community. I can’t imagine what it must feel like to leave your home and family and arrive to a country only to be met with more difficulties, or to not feel welcomed.”The money...