Germany

Number of people served: 3,025 

Germany is the top refugee hosting nation in Europe, with 970,400 refugees in the country at the end of 2017. The majority of these refugees have come from Syria, but others have fled from Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Eritrea.

Germany has not always hosted this significant number of refugees. In recent years, the country has seen influx of refugees and asylum seekers crossing its boarders. While initially met with an outpouring of community support and funding, there has been some backlash throughout the country and negative rhetoric and actions taken towards refugees and asylum seekers in response.

Our work in Germany

JRS Germany was founded in 1996. JRS Germany offers a variety of services to migrants and refugees in Bradenburg, Bavaria, Berlin, Essen, and Munich. It offers pastoral care to detained migrants, psychosocial support, legal assistance, temporary housing, education and scholarships.

 

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A refugee from Syria speaks with Fr Frido Pflüger SJ, former JRS Germany Country Director, about a community event she's helping to organise.
A refugee from Syria speaks with Fr Frido Pflüger SJ, former JRS Germany Country Director, about a community event she's helping to organise. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
One of the detention centres in Germany where JRS provides pastoral care.
One of the detention centres in Germany where JRS provides pastoral care. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

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Contact

JRS Germany Country Director

Fr Frido Pflüger SJ

info@jesuiten-fluechtlingsdienst.de

Project locations:

Berlin, Munich, Essen, Eisenhüttenstadt, Bavaria 

 

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