JRS Expresses Deep Concern for Situation in Ukraine

24 February 2022

A road block in Bachevsk, Ukraine with a large STOP sign in front.
Bachevsk. Ukraine. October 2021: Control sign and concrete blocks at the entrance to the Ukrainian checkpoint from Russia

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) expresses deep concern for the situation in Ukraine. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has already reported that people are starting to flee their homes to seek safety. 

JRS Europe released the following statement in response this morning: 

“At JRS Europe we are extremely worried about the situation in #Ukraine. We join Pope Francis’s call for peace and hope people will be able to return to their homes soon.

We call on the EU and its Member States to be ready to welcome and support people in need of protection.” 

JRS/USA also calls on the United States government to continue humanitarian support for Ukrainians impacted by the violence and urges support and safety of those forced to flee.