JRS Middle East North Africa
Syria has entered it’s seventh year of crisis. There are over six million Syrian refugees globally, including many internally displaced people. Jesuit Missions supports JRS MENA who are responding to the ongoing crisis in Syria; providing both emergency relief and ongoing support through the provision of women’s literacy centres.
The Jesuits have traditionally supported education projects across the world, recognising the importance of education especially within disaster zones. Jesuit Missions supports JRS with their main objective to provide continued education, both children and adult learning, to refugees to try and create a sense of normality. We work in community centres in Aleppo, Amman, Ankara and Damascus to provide a safe place where people can come and be supported. Whether it be through education or psychosocial support, addressing the mental difficulties of being forced to leave your home. We work with people of all faiths and backgrounds supporting staff and volunteers both locally and globally. An Iraqi woman in Aleppo spoke for many when she said:After all that happened I never thought we could be together again and yet here we are. Click To Tweet
JRS MENA works in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.