Video: Sports Activities for Young Refugees in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia’s Mai Aini refugee camp, Jesuit Refugee Service works to promote the mental and physical well-being of refugees and to provide them with a positive use of their time — refugees in camps are generally stuck, with no jobs or other activities to fill their days —through provision of recreation activities (sports, music, theater and dance) and by providing a study space along with library services. More than 13,000 refugees from Eritrea live in the camp.

Learn more about JRS in the Horn of Africa on our website

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Young Refugee from Eritrea in Ethiopia

Young Refugee from Eritrea in Ethiopia

A young refugee from Eritrea plays in the water pouring from the multi-purpose hall June 21, 2013. The hall was built by Jesuit Refugee Service to serve refugees at Mai Aini refugee camp in Ethiopia. (Christian Fuchs — Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)

Video: Accompanying refugees from Eritrea in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia’s Mai Aini refugee camp, Jesuit Refugee Service works to promote the mental and physical well-being of refugees and to provide them with a positive use of their time — refugees in camps are generally stuck, with no jobs or other activities to fill their days —through provision of recreation activities (sports, music, theater and dance) and the provision of a study space along with library services. More than 13,000 refugees from Eritrea live in the camp.

Learn more about JRS in the Horn of Africa on our website.

Video: Refugee camp simulation opens student eyes

Over the course of two days, Rockhurst University students experienced a brief glimpse into refugees’ daily lives via the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Refugee Campout.

When students entered the Finucane Jesuit Center, they were given refugee identity cards. Each ID told one refugee’s story from Vietnam, Burma, Sudan, Iraq or Colombia. It spoke about why the refugee fled their home, what happened to their family members and how they arrived in a camp.

Learn more at jrsusa.org/outreach