Jesuit Refugee Service

Aim of the organisation

To accompany, serve and advocate for refugees and the forcibly displaced JRS Vision: A world where refugees and other forcibly displaced people attain protection, opportunity, and participation JRS Mission: Inspired by the generous love and example of Jesus Christ, JRS seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future JRS Way: JOURNEYING WITH DISPLACED PEOPLE: Accompaniment of forcibly displaced people to understand their aspirations, ensure their active participation, and support their hope. PROMOTE JUSTICE: Reconciliation rooted in justice, discovered in dialogue among diverse cultures and religions and established in projects that promote the common good. INTEGRATED APPROACH: Service (psychosocial well-being, gender responsiveness, safeguarding, community empowerment and environmental stewardship) rebuilding lives and preserving dignity.

Organisation activities

Main activities are: - Education and Livelihoods - Mental health and psychosocial support - Reconciliation - Advocacy JRS also have a focus on gender and child safeguarding as an integral part of all project activities. JRS are present in refugee camps and urban centres. The main activities are in educational programmes from kindergarten to tertiary level, reconciliation including conflict assessments, livelihoods activities especially bridging the gap between education and meaningful employment, psychosocial support across all project activities and especially for the most vulnerable through counselling and home visits and advocacy for the rights of refugees within the contexts we work. When necessary we also provide emergency support (food, medicine, rent, non food items).

Date joined
Membership status
Full Member
Assessment status
Aug 2023 - Self-Assessment

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