Hiwot Ali coordinates the JRS counselling department and community outreach in Mai Aini refugee camp, northern Ethiopia.

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Together we can make a difference.

Currently JRS serves one in every hundred displaced people in the world. You too can play a part in the JRS story. You can support refugees by learning more about them, and telling their story. You can participate in JRS campaigns, by doing one thing for a refugee, and encouraging other to do the same on social media. You can support our work financially by donating money, and by letting others know about our work. Do one thing, and be part of our story.

Hope for refugees begins with you

Pope Francis encourages each one of us to act to bring hope to refugees. Solidarity is not just an ideal, but is expressed in concrete actions and steps that draw us closer to our neighbours, in whatever situation they find themselves. At the Jesuit Refugee Service, we believe that we can all #Do1Thing to welcome, protect, promote, and integrate refugees in their communities.

We can all #Do1Thing

A single individual is enough for hope to exist.

Join the campaign


JRS seeks for passionate and determined donors with the mission to accompany forcibly displaced people in finding their path forward. JRS supporters feel connected, invested, and eager to share the stories of the professional or entrepreneurial journeys that refugees embark on from inception to execution.

Join a growing community of monthly givers helping refugees build their path forward.

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After graduating from JRS business class, Jeannette was granted a small no-interest loan from JRS. She now runs her own business in Kampala, Uganda. (Denis Bosnic/JRS)

Other Ways to Support Our Work

Thanks to the support of partners, JRS can maintain the capacity to run its global operations ensuring provision of educational services, psychosocial care and humanitarian assistance to 640,000 forcibly displaced people.

Donating a few hours of your professional advice or signing up for a long-term volunteer experience can make a significant impact in the work we do for refugees.


Without the partnership of Institutional Donors JRS could not maintain the capacity to continue running its global operations.


Your major gift will allow us to reach those most in need, and will have a lasting impact on the lives of many refugees.


Support JRS where you live

If you are looking for ways to support our work close to home, search for the JRS office or the JRS funding partner closest to you and take action in building a world where refugees and other forcibly displaced people attain protection, opportunity, and participation.