Ecuador

Number of people served: 15,428

Ecuador currently hosts close to 65,000 registered refugees, the majority of whom are Colombian. However, there are at least 135,000 other people living in refugee-like situations who need international protection. Ecuador has also become a country of transit and destination for Venezuelans fleeing their country’s humanitarian crisis. There are already close to 3,000 refugee applications, and more than 9,000 applications for residency, and these numbers do not include the Venezuelans who have settled in Ecuador without documentation and remain without migratory regulation.

Our work in Ecuador

JRS Ecuador supports the personal, economic, social, and political security of refugees. Through legal advocacy, JRS Ecuador raises awareness about the basic rights of forced migrants. They also work to encourage the inclusion and integration of refugees in host communities through participatory community programmes.

 

See our work

JRS worker talking to a woman in Esmeraldas.
JRS worker talking to a woman in Esmeraldas. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Citizenship classes held by JRS Ecuador to make refugees aware of their rights and how to exercise them.
Citizenship classes held by JRS Ecuador to make refugees aware of their rights and how to exercise them. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A Venezuelan and their belongings in Tulcán, Ecuador.
A Venezuelan and their belongings in Tulcán, Ecuador. (Jonatan Rosas/Jesuit Refugee Service)

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Contact

JRS Ecuador Country Director

José Fernando López

info@sjrlac.org

Project locations:

Esmeraldas, Carchi, Sucumbíos, Quito, Guayaquil

 

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