Jesuit Refugee Service Singapore

Accompany. Serve. Advocate.

upcoming event

June 20th is World Refugee Day

Join us in this prayer vigil as we pray for our estimated 80 million fellow brothers and sisters forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, persecution, man-made or natural disasters. This prayer vigil is jointly organised by the Good Shepherd Sisters & Jesuit Refugee Service Singapore.

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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 56 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. In 2019, there were over 38,640 people served.

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

Our projects include working with local advocacy groups, 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