JRS West Africa

Number of people served in 2017: 86,076

With a regional office in Yaoundé, JRS West Africa has been present in Chad since 2006, Central African Republic since 2009, Cameroon since 2015, and recently began operations in Nigeria in 2018.

JRS West Africa serves nearly 6,500 displaced people in Central African Republic (CAR), 3,000 children who fled from CAR to seek refuge in eastern Cameroon, and 55,000 Sudanese refugees living in 12 refugee camps in eastern Chad.

Efforts in this region focus on education, protection, and psychosocial support. The education programmes cover formal education (kindergarten, primary, secondary and post-secondary education), teacher training, and non-formal education, such as adult literacy and vocational training. JRS West Africa is also particularly dedicated to child protection, girls education, and psychosocial support for child soldiers, including reconciliation workshops to foster social cohesion.

Andrea with the JRS Cameroon team
Andrea with the JRS team in Batouri, Cameroon. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Darfuri refugees in Chad
Girls students attending a JRS class in Touloum refugee camp near Iriba, Chad. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Educational programs in Chad encourage young women to stay in school.
Educational programs in Chad encourage young women to stay in school. (Jesuit Refugee Service)


Regional Office:

Yaoundé, Cameroon

+237 243579 464

Regional Director:

Eric Goeh-Akue SJ