Jesuit Refuge Service
- JRS works in more than 45 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, social and other needs of nearly 760,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, more than half of whom are women.
- JRS services are available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious
- Recently, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which would create an extra layer of certification in order for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to come to the United States as refugees in addition to additional reporting requirements.
- World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, is strongly against this legislation and urges the United States to continue to welcome and protect Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
- 15,000 of the refugees are being sponsored by the government, but what’s remarkable is that about 10,000 are being resettled under a private sponsorship program and it allows private citizens or groups to bring refugees into Canada.
- The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program helps thousands of refugees every year. You or your group can sponsor refugees from abroad who qualify to come to Canada. As a sponsor, you provide financial and emotional support for the refugees for the duration of the sponsorship. This includes help for housing, clothing and food. Most sponsorship efforts last for one year, but some refugees may be eligible for assistance from their sponsors for up to three years.