South Africa

Number of people served: 6,644

At the end of 2017, South Africa hosted close to 90,000 refugees and more than 190,000 asylum seekers, many of whom came from Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Our work in South Africa

JRS South Africa works with refugees in urban areas like Johannesburg and Pretoria to provide medical care and support income generation. Since Johannesburg is home to the largest urban refugee population in the world, JRS works tirelessly with refugees to create sustainable livelihoods, provide vocational training, and to assist in setting up small businesses.

See our work

Women dancing at the JRS South Africa World Refugee Day celebration.
Women dancing at the JRS South Africa World Refugee Day celebration. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Women sewing clothing and other items at the JRS South Africa’s Arrupe Centre.
Women sewing clothing and other items at the JRS South Africa’s Arrupe Centre. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Women enrolled in the JRS South Africa Elderly Program practice yoga.
Women enrolled in the JRS South Africa Elderly Program practice yoga. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS South Africa Country Director

Sehorane Lehlomela

sehorane.lehlomela@jrs.net

Project locations:

Johannesburg, Pretoria

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