Portugal

Number of people served: 2,933

Portugal is a part of a voluntary programme for the redistribution of refugees proposed by the European Commission. Through this programme, Portugal took in 1,552 refugees from 2015 to March 2018.

Our work in Portugal

JRS Portugal started in 1992 and focuses on providing a variety of services to forced migrants including social support, psychological support, medical support, legal support, professional integration, Portuguese language courses, and shelter for homeless immigrants. JRS Portugal also accompanies migrants detained by the state (Housing Unit of Santo António). 

See our work

Graduates of training programmes run by JRS Portugal receive their diplomas.
Graduates of training programmes run by JRS Portugal receive their diplomas. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
The JRS Portugal Employment Office team works every day to facilitate professional integration and to promote equal opportunities.
The JRS Portugal Employment Office team works every day to facilitate professional integration and to promote equal opportunities. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Celebrations of the 12th anniversary of the JRS Portugal Arrupe Centre that hosted more than 400 vulnerable migrants from 50 countries over the years.
Celebrations of the 12th anniversary of the JRS Portugal Arrupe Centre that hosted more than 400 vulnerable migrants from 50 countries over the years. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Portugal Country Director

André Costa Jorge

jrs@jrsportugal.pt

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