In 2017, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) made an impact on the lives of nearly 640,000 people in 52 countries.
Formal and informal JRS education courses welcomed over 184,400 refugees, 30,000 more than in 2016. Two years into the five-year Global Education Initiative (GEI) that aims at increasing the number of people served in JRS education programmes from 150,000 in 2015 to 250,000 by 2020, JRS has already reached 55 percent of the GEI target.
Psychosocial support programmes were another highlight of our 2017 response to the needs of refugees. We provided mental health and psychosocial support, and religious pastoral care, to 164,383 people.
Learn more about our work and about how we continued to seek new and better ways to serve the world’s most vulnerable displaced people with our 2017 annual report.