Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Founded in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus, JRS was officially registered on 19 March 2000 at the Vatican State as a foundation. The main areas of work are in the field of education, emergency assistance, healthcare, livelihood activities and social services. Samson Ongunyemi is JRS’s representative on the forum.