JRS East Africa, Who we are?


JRS Ethiopia has well-established projects welcoming refugees in both urban and camp settings, more specifically in Addis Ababa; Mai-Aini and Adi-Harush camps in Tigray; and Melkadida and Kobe camps in Somali.

South Sudan

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has been working in Sudan and Southern Sudan since 1997 in the area of education, pastoral care, peace building and reconciliation. As peace dawned in Sudan in 2005 JRS adapted its work to respond to the changing circumstances supporting refugee return from neighbouring countries, and movement of internally displaced persons through education projects, pastoral care, peace building and reconciliation work for some years. After a vote for independence in 2011 the new State of South Sudan was established JRS ceased operations in accordance with its mandate. After civil war broke out in 2013 operations were restarted. Currently JRS South Sudan operates large integrated programmes of work, focused on providing education and psycho-social and pastoral support.


JRS Uganda has been active sine 1993. It is currently present in the capital city Kampala and in Adjumani, Moyo and Obongi Districts in Northern Uganda at the border to South Sudan. We work both with urban and settlement-based refugees coming from neighboring countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan or Burundi among others.


JRS Kenya is present in Kakuma Refugee Camp (northern Kenya) and in Nairobi. We work both with urban refugees and with refugees in the camp, following the principles of Accompanying, Serving, and Defending refugee’s rights in all our activities.



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JRS East Africa

JRS East Africa


Jesuit Refugee Service, with the goal of accompanying, serving and advocating for forcefully displaced people in Ethiopia, South Suda, Uganda and Kenya.