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 Europe (@JRSEurope) February 24, 2022
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.