Inspired by the generous love and example of Jesus Christ, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.
Our work expresses the commitment of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) to stand with refugees around the world.
JRS programs are currently found in 56 countries, serving refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in conflict zones and detention centers, on remote borders, and in busy cities. We run pastoral care and psychosocial support programs in detention centers and refugee camps and provide humanitarian relief in emergency displacement situations. Education and livelihood programs provide skill development and opportunities for integration into host communities. We never cease to advocate for the rights of refugees and to articulate the obligation to protect the most vulnerable among us.