Number of people served: 5,166
In November 2015, Romania agreed to welcome 6,205 refugees over the course of two years. In Romania, the government covers the expenses of individuals who are granted refugee status for six months to one year. After this period of time, those individuals are expected to be employed. During the six to 12 month grace period refugees are required obtain an understanding of the Romanian language and formal recognition of previous experience, academic degrees, or other qualifications. Such documents are rarely available to refugees.
Our work in Romania
JRS Romania aims to help refugees regain their dignity, enable them to focus on their future, and reflect constructively on the circumstances of their past. JRS Romania accompanies refugees as they navigate their new home – taking them to appointments, offering counseling, and referring them to needed services.