Number of people served: 146
In recent years, the Hungarian government has been resistant to allow asylum seekers to cross its borders and receive refugee status. In 2017, Hungary granted refugee status to just 1,216 people, and currently only two asylum seekers per day are allowed to enter the country.
Our Work in Hungary
JRS began work in Hungary in 2015 with a shelter to serve unaccompanied minors. JRS Hungary (Jezsuita Menekült Szolgálat) primarily focuses on services for those who received refugee status in the country. JRS provides social, educational, housing, and legal assistance. JRS also advocates for more acceptance and tolerance in policy and public discourse.
See Our Work
JRS Hungary Country Director
Sajgó Szabolcs S.J.
JMSZ, Budapest 1085Horánszky utca 20