On the occasion of the 36th anniversary of its work the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has launched the first newspaper intended for refugees and asylum seekers in Croatia.
The monthly newspaper called ‘’Staze’’ (Paths) was launched on the 17th of November with the main goal of establishing closer mutual trust and offering information to people who were forced to leave their homes in search of protection and security.
At the reception centre for asylum seekers in Dugave, Zagreb, the director of the JRS in Croatia Tvrtko Barun explained that this project was motivated by a wish to enable asylum seekers and all persons who had been given international protection in Croatia to express their views and share their refugee and integration experience.
Most of the newspaper’s authors are asylum seekers, whilst ‘’Staze’’ will be monthly published in Arabic, Persian, English and Croatian.
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is a non-governmental, humanitarian, non-profit organization from Zagreb which mission is to monitor, serve and advocate for rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. As part of the Jesuit tradition, the JRS has based its activities on the evangelic values of hope, justice, human dignity and respect for other cultures and their values.
The JRS works in more than 45 countries worldwide.