JRS Middle East and North Africa

Number of people served in 2020: 89,835

With a regional office in Beirut, Lebanon, JRS Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is currently present in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

It offers a range of services, including child and adult education, accompaniment, psychosocial support, emergency assistance, and advocacy for refugee rights. JRS serves people in need without distinction: Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Syrians and others.

People from different cultures and religions throughout the region have grown to trust JRS. Beneficiaries attending the activities feel protected and welcomed, as we like to ensure quality services and spread a family spirit amongst those we serve.


See Our Work

JRS staff entering a home in Syria to assist a family in need.
Mr. Atef, a refugee from Homs, Syria, is a PE teacher at a JRS school in Baalbek. (Kristóf Hölvényi)
A Syrian woman in Al-Sakhour, Eastern Aleppo. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
A JRS Jordan home visits team member walks in the streets of Amman to meet and listen to refugees and asylums seekers and assess their needs.
Jesuit Commons Higher Education at the Margins offers students in Amman Community Service Learning Tracks, through which they can study English, teacher training, community business and development, child protection and more. (Jesuit Refugee Service)


Regional office:

Beirut, Lebanon

Regional Director:

Dan Corrou, SJ

Visit the JRS MENA Website