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Education Provides Refugees Hope for a Better Future

Christian Fuchs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

(Washington, D.C.) November 25, 2013 -- "Education is a key in combating the evil of hatred, violence and war. I'm ever more convinced of that," says ...

Stop the Forgotten Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2012-11-14-congo.jpg Communities in Masisi district in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been displaced on a daily basis and at least 18 have been murdered, caught between attacks by opposing rebel groups. The UN peacekeeping forces (MONUSCO) and the Congolese army must intervene to protect the civilian population.

Schools Provide Lasting Hope in the Democratic Republic of Congo (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2012-08-22-jrsschools.jpgJRS constructed schools in 14 different communities, with one school rising in each community. Each school consists of six to 10 classrooms, on the size of the community.

Somalia Refugees Trek Across Desert Seeking Safety in Ethiopia (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2012-07-05-jrsfuchsethiopia.jpg Refugees told JRS the militants force rural Somalis to make a harsh choice: give up a son to join the fighters, or pay the militants off with camels or cash. 

Helping Former Child Soldiers Return to Normal in Chad (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 01.10.2012 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

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Scholarship Plan Will Aid Haitian Students (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 12.31.2011 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

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