Jesuit Refugee Service / USA

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is an international Catholic non-governmental organization whose mission is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

As one of the ten geographic regions of Jesuit Refugee Service, JRS/USA serves as the major refugee outreach arm of U.S. Jesuits and their institutional ministries, mobilizing their response to refugee situations in the U.S. and abroad. Through our advocacy and fund raising efforts, JRS/USA provides support for the work of JRS throughout the world.

JRS works in more than 50 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, social and other needs of approximately 700,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, more than half of whom are women. JRS services are available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious beliefs.

Approximately 280,000 children, young people and adults receive primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational education services each year. JRS places the highest priority on ensuring a better future for refugees by investing heavily in education and training. Further, JRS undertakes advocacy to ensure all displaced children be provided with access to quality education. JRS services are provided to refugees regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious beliefs. 

(202) 629-5943
1016 16th St NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
United States
Issue Areas: 
Children & Youth, Education, Gender, Health, Human Rights / Rights-based Approach, Humanitarian/ Disaster Response, Protection, Refugees/ Displacement, Shelter/Housing
Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, 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, Kosovo, Lebanon, 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
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