Number of people served in 2020: 1,253

About 350 asylum seekers are currently staying in Croatia, mostly in refugee reception centers between government departments and different institutions. Although a majority of refugees did not intent to stay in Croatia, many change their minds while waiting for asylum. 

Our Work in Croatia

In Croatia, JRS assists with the needs of refugees and other displaced people who have been forced to flee from their countries due to war or persecution. Since 2010, JRS Croatia has been particularly dedicated to the needs of people coming from African or Asian countries searching for security and protection.

JRS Croatia provides a variety of services to migrants and asylum seekers. These services include educational, legal, and psychosocial support to forced migrants in the Ježevo detention center. JRS Croatia, with support from UNICEF, also runs a Child Friendly Space in the reception center for asylum seekers in Zagreb. In Child Friendly Space JRS provides different activities and workshops (language courses, painting workshops, handicrafts) and help children enjoy a reliable environment in which they feel safe and secure.

See Our Work

A refugee asks for help at a transit camp from a JRS employee. (Darrin Zammit Lupi)
Migrants and refugees at transit camp in Slavonski Brod. (Darrin Zammit Lupi)
A migrant an her child rest outside a tent as refugees and migrants wait to continue their journey towards western Europe from the Macedonia-Serbia border at a transit camp in the village of Presevo, Serbia, February 2, 2016. (Darrin Zammit Lupi)



JRS Croatia Program Manager:

Drazen Klairć

Contact info: 

Maksimirska 2861000 Zagreb 

Project locations: 

Zagreb, Ježevo 

Visit JRS Croatia's Website