Number of people served: 3,226 

Situated by the Mediterranean Sea, the island country of Malta has long been a safe haven for refugees. Although Malta is geographically and economically small, its location between Europe and North Africa make it a logical first step for refugees seeking a new life in Europe. Malta ranked 10th out of the countries with the most refugees per capital, with 14 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants. According to UNHCR, there were nearly 10,000 people living in Malta who were considered the “population of concern” when it came to displacement and status.

Our Work in Malta

JRS Malta specializes in the field of legal assistance and social work services (including healthcare and psychological support), awareness-raising in schools and spiritual care. The aim is to assist with immediate needs while encouraging and enabling the longer term goal of self-sufficiency. Assistance is provided regardless of race, ethnic origin, or religious belief. The JRS Malta team includes lawyers, social workers, a nurse, Jesuit priests and religious, cultural mediators, outreach workers, and administrative staff. This service is complemented by a number of regular volunteers.  

See Our Work

Katrine Camilleri, Country Director of JRS Malta, interviews a refugee. (Jesuit Refugee Service)


JRS Malta Country Director:

Katrine Camilleri 

Project locations:

Hal Safi, Birkirkara, Floriana, Msida 

Visit the JRS Malta Website