Where we work


    Based on the needs of refugees and the capacities of the organisation, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)  provides services to approximately 760,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in 45 countries, regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious beliefs.

    More than two-thirds of the world’s forcibly displaced population live in Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, South Asia, and Latin America. The majority of refugees in the world are displaced within their countries of origin.

    JRS undertakes its services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. The programmes are providing assistance to: refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities, and to those held in detention centres. For the contact details of each regional office, click on the map and see the details below.