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.
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JRS Syria Country Director
Goncalo Fonseca SJ
Aleppo, Homs, Damascus, rural Damascus