Number of people served in 2020: 1,408

Kosovo has experienced displacement of its own people and is still recovering from war and unrest in its recent past.

Some asylum seekers do find themselves in Kosovo, though many only while in transit to another destination in Europe. It is challenging for asylum seekers to integrate in Kosovo, as jobs are scarce and little social assistance is available.

Our Work in Kosovo

Even though Kosovo is seen as a transit country, the number of asylum seekers is increasing significantly year by year. This is why during 2020 two new asylum seekers centers were open bringing the number to 3 Reception Centers in all Kosovo. 

JRS Kosovo works in all 3 Reception Centers:  

  1. Magure Center (located in Lipjan,20 km from Pristine)
  2. Vranidoll Center (10 km from Pristine)
  3. Belvedere Center (located in Mitrovica, 40 km from Pristine). 

The main activities we offer are Albanian language courses, computer courses, psychosocial support, medical support, providing food items, and hygienic supplies. 

JRS Kosovo is the only organization present every day in the centers accompanying asylum seekers in their daily challenges, finding out the needs and together with them finding the solutions for each asylum seeker.   

Albanian Language Course with Asylum Seekers.
Social activity with asylum seekers.
Medical Support for asylum seekers.
Asylum seekers children wearing new winter clothes provided by JRS Kosovo.


JRS Kosovo Country Manager 

Orjana Shabani  

E-mail: orjana.shabani@jrs.net 

Contact: +383 45 978 111