Armando Borja of JRS Profiled

borja-armando*304The Washington Business Journal recently did a Q&A with Armando Borja, the national director of the USA branch of the Jesuit Refugee Service. Borja, an alumnus of Fordham University, has been working with the JRS since 2001. The Jesuit Refugee Service, a nonprofit Jesuit apostolate, aims to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

When asked about the biggest challenge that he faces, Borja replied, “My biggest challenge is to make people in the United States care about the plight of refugees around the world. Although the current media focus is on Syria and its crisis, refugee crises such as those in Darfur fall out of interest and the world forgets that many of these individuals become the victims of protracted conflicts.”

Click here to read the full Q&A.

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