Syria

Number of people served: 76,003

After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Syria become home to more than 1 million Iraqi refugees. Since then, the Syrian War has displaced millions of civilians. At the end of 2017, more than 6 million Syrians had fled the country as refugees, and another 6 million Syrian remain displaced inside the country.

Our work in Syria

JRS Syria was founded in 2008 in response to the growing number of Iraqi refugees. With the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, JRS Syria expanded its mandate and began serving internally displaced Syrians with health services, education, child protection, livelihood training, and emergency aid.

See our work

The students and teachers of the JRS Al-Sakhour Community Centre of Aleppo pose for a group photo
End of the semester of the JRS Al-Sakhour Community Centre, Aleppo. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A Syrian woman in Al-Sakhour, Eastern Aleppo.
A Syrian woman in Al-Sakhour, Eastern Aleppo. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A Syrian woman in Al-Sakhour, Eastern Aleppo.
A Syrian woman in Al-Sakhour, Eastern Aleppo. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A JRS Syria team member visits Amina, a Syrian girl who has taught herself to read and write after being displaced from the conflict.
A JRS Syria team member visits Amina, a Syrian girl who has taught herself to read and write after being displaced from the conflict. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Syria Country Director

Fr Fouad Nakhla SJ

fouad.nakhla@jrs.net

Project locations:

Aleppo, Homs, Damascus, rural Damascus

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