JRS is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and others who are forcibly displaced.
JRS advocates for the protection of fundamental human rights, particularly those of refugees - in the broadest sense, including asylum seekers, migrants, and stateless persons.
JRS believes that our journeying with refugees is the most important way for us to express our solidarity with them and our concern for their wellbeing. In a world where refugees are more than ever in need of welcome, protection, and justice, and yet are increasingly rejected, demonised, and denied their fundamental human rights, JRS offers accompaniment to refugees as a sign of hope and a way towards healing. In even the most desperate of situations, we remain with refugees to assure them that the world has not forgotten them, and that they are not alone.
As part of its mission, JRS assists those who are forgotten or in areas that do not have access to assistance. Whenever conditions and crises change, JRS quickly adapts its protective mechanisms to meet the needs of the community.
Strategic Framework for JRS in Europe 2022-2024 Keeping hope alive across Europe
The new Strategic Framework for 2022-2024 for the region of JRS in Europe reinforces our mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people.
JRS in Europe works towards a Europe where human rights, protection, hospitality, integration, and reconciliation all have a place to flourish within a larger vision for inclusive and welcoming societies.