Hungary

Number of people served: 29

In recent years, the Hungarian government has been resistant to allow asylum seekers to cross its borders and receive refugee status. In 2017, Hungary granted protection to just 1,216 people, and currently only two asylum seekers per day are allowed to enter the country.

Our work in Hungary

JRS Hungary (Jezsuita Menekült Szolgálat) primarily focuses on services for those who received refugee status in the country. JRS provides social services, educational services, housing, and legal assistance.
JRS began work in Hungary in 2015 with a shelter to serve unaccompanied minors.

See our work

A family lays cuddled close in front of their tent.
A family lays cuddled close in front of their tent. (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)
Many croud around a walled chalked with wrting that reads
Many croud around a walled chalked with wrting that reads "We are not terroist, we need just peace." (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)
A man reaches out of a train in tears and rage in hopes of touching a young loved one.
A man reaches out of a train in tears and rage in hopes of touching a young loved one. (Kristóf Hölvényi/Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Hungary Country Director

Fr Sajgó Szabolcs SJ

info@jmsz.hu

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