Malawi

Number of people served: 38,796

As of March 2018, more than 37,000 refugees have fled to Malawi from countries throughout Africa including Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nearly 34,000 refugees live in Dzaleka refugee camp near Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe.

Our work in Malawi

In Malawi, JRS educates more than 5,000 children in the pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools of Dzaleka. JRS works with Jesuit Worldwide Learning in Dzaleka to bring a variety of educational initiatives to displaced persons. JRS Malawi also provides psychosocial and pastoral programmes to refugees requiring support for mental trauma, and maintains livelihoods programmes for adults.

See our work

Refugees play basketball at the Dzaleka refugee camp.
Refugees play basketball at the Dzaleka refugee camp. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Hugo, community journalist, in action with his camera in the Dzaleka refugee camp.
Hugo, community journalist, in action with his camera in the Dzaleka refugee camp. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Pumping water from a well in the Dzaleka refugee camp.
Pumping water from a well in the Dzaleka refugee camp. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Students celebrate their graduation from the HEM's Diploma programme run by JRS.
Students celebrate their graduation from the HEM's Diploma programme run by JRS. (Garrett Berghoff/Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Southern Africa Regional Director

Tim Smith

tim.smith@jrs.net

Project locations:

Dzaleka refugee camp

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