Jesuit Refugee Service Singapore

Accompany. Serve. Advocate.

JRS International is a worldwide Catholic organisation founded in 1980.

It was officially registered in 2000 at the Vatican as a foundation. It works with people of all races and religions with a mission to Accompany, Serve and Advocate the causes on behalf of refugees and forcibly displaced people.

JRS is active in 51 countries, particularly in areas of greatest need and where no other humanitarian groups are present.

These include refugees in camps and cities, displaced individuals within their own countries, asylum seekers and those held in detention centres. At the end of 2016, more than 733,400 individuals were direct beneficiaries of JRS projects.

JRS Singapore works closely with JRS Asia Pacific based in Thailand to support the needs of South East Asia.

Our projects include working with local advocacy groups and shelters for victims of human trafficking, raising awareness on the dire refugee situation, fundraising and sending financial and material aid where needed most, and dispatching volunteers on mission trips.

“In the name of all those who persecute you, who have persecuted you, those who have hurt you, above all for the indifference of the world, I ask for forgiveness, forgiveness.”

~ Pope Francis in Bangladesh in 2017

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