Jesuit Refugee Service / USA
Program AreaChildren & Youth, Civil Society, Strengthening of, Disaster Response, Education, Health, Human Rights / Rights-based Approach, Humanitarian Action, Nutrition
RegionsAfghanistan, Angola, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
1016 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
In continuity with its quarter century of ministry to and with refugees and forcibly displaced individuals, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) affirms its mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of these vulnerable and often forgotten people. It witnesses to the reality that God is present in human history, even in the most tragic experiences of persons driven from their homes by conflict, natural disaster, economic injustice, or violation of other human rights. JRS/USA is one of nine geographic regions of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), an international Catholic organization sponsored by the Society of Jesus. In coordination with JRS's International Office in Rome, JRS/USA provides advocacy, financial and human resources for JRS regions throughout the world. In the US it serves as the major refugee outreach arm of US Jesuits and their institutional ministries, facilitating and mobilizing their response to refugee situations both nationally and internationally.