JRS West Africa

Number of people served in 2017: 86,076

With a regional office in Yaoundé, JRS West Africa has been present in Chad since 2006, Central African Republic since 2009, Cameroon since 2015, and recently began operations in Nigeria in 2018.

JRS West Africa serves nearly 6,500 displaced people in Central African Republic (CAR), 3,000 children who fled from CAR to seek refuge in Eastern Cameroon, and 55,000 Sudanese refugees living in 12 refugee camps in Eastern Chad.

Efforts in this region focus on education, protection, and psychosocial support. The education programs cover formal education (kindergarten, primary, secondary and post-secondary education), teacher training, and non-formal education, such as adult literacy and vocational training. JRS West Africa is also particularly dedicated to child protection, girls education, and psychosocial support for child soldiers, including reconciliation workshops to foster social cohesion.

See Our Work

Students perform a play to educate the community about the devastating effects of child marriage. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Girls raising their hands in a school in Eastern Chad. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
With funding provided by a grant from the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Jesuit Refugee Service provides secondary education to refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan in Kounoungou refugee camp, about 20 kilometers from Guereda, Chad, March 10, 2015. (Christian Fuchs/Jesuit Refugee Service)
A student in one of JRS's school in Kadey, Cameroon participates in reading class. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
The Jesuit Refugee Service runs an Adult Literacy program in eastern Cameroon to help refugee and local adults learn basic French, counting skills and money management. Many women participate in the program. (Jacquelyn Pavilon/Jesuit Refugee Service)
Man watering plants near Batouri. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

Regional Office:

Yaoundé, Cameroon

+237 243579 464

Regional Director:

Eric Goeh-Akue SJ

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