JRS ensures the survival of refugees in emergency situations by providing shelter, food, water, sanitation, and non-food items.
The initial phases of displacement are usually the most life-threatening. Refugees often flee with just a few personal belongings or with nothing at all. They also usually find themselves in harsh and inhospitable environments. JRS provides assistance to refugees when emergency aid is needed. Most relief operations are initiated with limited notice and have a short implementation period.
The main purpose of emergency relief is to save lives. JRS ensures the survival of refugees in emergency situations by providing shelter, food, water, sanitation, and non-food items. This can include cash payments for rent and other essentials, the construction of temporary housing, and building wells and latrines. We also work to ensure the protection of children and women, who are especially at risk during emergency situations.
Update: A fire consumed one of the safe centers for young Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazaar camp
23 May 2023
Statement: JRS/USA on the Situation in Sudan
31 May 2023
JRS Syria: Accompanying Syria Amid 12 Years of War and the Aftermath of the Earthquake
15 March 2023
JRS Europe: One Proposal Annual Report
28 February 2023
JRS/USA: Stories of Hope From JRS Romania
27 February 2023
JRS South Sudan: Floods in South Sudan Affect Displaced Communities
27 September 2022