Thank you for considering a donation to Jesuit Refugee Service. Your gift will make a real difference in the lives of families who have been forced to flee their homes.
Below are the causes we have identified as the most urgent. You can support our work via credit card, bank transfer or by mailing a cheque. If you have questions, please contact: Jill Drzewiecki
U.S. citizens who need receipts for tax deductions: please donate through the JRS USA website. Citizens in Austria, Canada, Germany, Spain-Entreculturas, Spain-ALBOAN, and Switzerland and can give through our partner offices, indicating that your donation is meant for JRS.
Last year, JRS helped more than 720,000 refugees in more than 48 countries. Thanks to your generosity, these refugees have hope—and a chance for a better future.
The Mercy in Motion campaign is a concrete sign of commitment to the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Our goal is to expand and strengthen JRS education programmes to be able to provide educational services to 100,000 more refugees worldwide.
Your involvement will help give refugees the tools to contribute to their new communities and rebuild their old ones. By putting your own mercy in motion you will tangibly answer to Pope Francis' words: "mercy is not an abstract idea, but a concrete reality… We are called to look beyond, to focus on the heart to see how much generosity everyone is capable of."
JRS provides education to over 37,000 refugees In the West Africa region. In Chad specifically, JRS operates its largest education programme globally. Education projects range from early childhood education to tertiary education to non-formal formal education activities, including peace and reconciliation workshops.
The Mercy in Motion campaign seeks to strengthen education projects in West Africa by increasing school attendance, the overall quality of education, and the employability of refugees in the region, while simultaneously fostering a more peaceful coexistence of diverse communities in Chad and Cameroon.
The Jesuit Refugee Service serves those on the margins, and in order to do so, must travel along some of the most remote and difficult roads. Unfortunately, the JRS truck in the Democratic Republic of Congo after many years has worn out, and a replacement is direly needed. Help JRS raise $50,000 to buy a new truck and go further.
Maban is calm again after a bout of violence in August. Although not all team members have been allowed back, JRS has restarted its activities in Maban and is eager to do more for both the host community and Sudanese refugees. We are offering education to restore a sense of normalcy and hope, psychosocial support to help people to heal and reconcile, and sports activities to occupy young people and to protect them from recruitment in armed groups. To do all this, we need your help. The people here need it too.