Crises and emergencies

Since its founding, JRS has always been with the people affected by ongoing crises or emergencies, wherever in the world they may be. 

Choose to donate to our Emergency Fund to help us support forcibly displaced people when and where they need us most.  

From Syria to Ukraine, from South Sudan to Afghanistan, your donation allows JRS to be there and provide all we can to ease suffering and help people recover.

With the support of people like you, JRS provides those who are most affected by emergencies and ongoing crises with education and livelihood programmes, reconciliation initiatives, and mental health and psychosocial support. Help us continue to serve where the need is greatest.


Here are some of the crises and emergencies affecting the people we accompany:


A deadly conflict is devastating Sudan and forcing thousands of people to leave their homes in search of safety. Many are crossing borders to neighbouring countries like Chad, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and South Sudan.



As needs increase, JRS continues to be actively involved in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to welcome and assist those who are fleeing their homes. 


Civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict that escalated with the military takeover in February 2021. While 980,000 people had already fled abroad, almost one million people have been displaced within Myanmar. 


For decades, millions of people have been forced to flee Afghanistan due to conflict and violence. Most recently, when the Taliban took over in August 2021, tens of thousands of people attempted to leave the country. 


In Syria, the situation is increasingly dramatic. After 11 years of conflict, 13.4 million people living in the country are still in need of assistance, while 6.6 million Syrians are hosted in other countries.

South Sudan

With over 2.2 million refugees and asylum seekers in the region, South Sudan ranks among the fastest-growing refugee situations in the world.  


People continue to leave Venezuela to escape violence, insecurity, and lack of essential goods like food and medicines. With 6 million Venezuelans now living abroad, this is the largest exodus in the region’s recent history. 


The terrorist group Boko Haram has been operating in northeast Nigeria since 2014. As a result, the region has experienced massive displacement, with IDPs living in dreadful conditions. 


Decades of conflict have left DRC with weakened infrastructures and poor social services. Armed groups continue to roam eastern DRC, fueled by issues of identity, poverty, land conflict, and corrupt governance.