JRS has made a significant impact on the lives of refugees around the world
The prolonged conflict between the Colombian government and guerrilla groups has left over 3 million people displaced in their own country. Colombia is also struggling to absorb the influx of more than 1 million Venezuelans who have fled the political and economic situation in their country.
The War in Darfur, Sudan
The war in the Darfur region of Sudan has killed 200,000 people and displaced millions more. Today, more than 2.6 million IDPs remain in Darfur, while more than 250,000 are living in refugee camps in Chad.
Under the Baathist regime that seized power in 1968, large sectors of the Kurdish and Shia population were displaced because of repression by the central government. The 2003 invasion by the U.S., and the rise of ISIS, displaced thousands more. Currently, about 2.6 million people (1 out of every 18 Iraqis) is internally displaced.
Syrian Civil War
Over 5.6 million people have fled Syria since 2011, seeking safety in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and beyond. Millions more are displaced inside Syria as the war continues.
Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis
In mid-2014, world oil prices tumbled, slashing the country’s revenues and imports, and causing shortages of food and medicine. Over 2.3 million Venezuelans out of an estimated 32 million have left their country since 2014.
More than 1 million forced migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea to get to Europe in 2015. In the past 5 years, almost 18,000 people have died trying to make the crossing.