Number of people served in 2020: 68,279

Ecuador currently hosts close to 65,000 registered refugees, the majority of whom are Colombian. However, there are at least 135,000 other people living in refugee-like situations who need international protection. Ecuador has also become a country of transit and destination for Venezuelans fleeing their country’s humanitarian crisis. There are already close to 3,000 refugee applications, and more than 9,000 applications for residency, and these numbers do not count the Venezuelans who have settled in Ecuador without documentation and remain without migratory regulation.

See Our Work

Citizenship classes held by JRS Ecuador to make refugees aware of their rights and how to exercise them. (Fr Mauricio Burbano A. SJ)
A Venezuelan and their belongings in Tulcán, Ecuador. (Jonatan Rosas)
JRS worker talking to a woman in Esmeraldas. (Gorka Ortega/Jesuit Refugee Service)


JRS Ecuador Country Director:

José Fernando López 

Contact Info:

Quito Office (National Office)

Calle Eustorgio Salgado Nº 19- 83 y Av. Universitaria 

Sector Miraflores. 

+593 2-559876 or + 57 2-543985 

Project locations:

Esmeraldas, Carchi, Sucumbíos, Quito, Guayaquil 

Visit the JRS Latin America and the Caribbean Website