Number of people served in 2020: 4,260
At the end of 2017, South Africa hosted close to 90,000 refugees and more than 190,000 asylum seekers, many of whom came from Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Our Work in South Africa
JRS South Africa works with refugees in urban areas like Johannesburg and Pretoria to provide medical care and support income generation. Since Johannesburg is home to the largest urban refugee population in the world, JRS works tirelessly with refugees to create sustainable livelihoods, provide vocational training, and to assist in setting up small businesses.
JRS South Africa’s work is supported by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.