Much of the funding we receive is restricted to certain countries or projects. But JRS needs to be able to respond quickly when refugees flee conflict and natural disasters in great numbers.
Your unrestricted donation enables us to allocate funds flexibly wherever the greatest need presents itself, and, ultimately, to make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most.
Here are some examples of ways your donations are used in JRS projects.
Your donation of:
- 25 euro enables a woman displaced by the earthquake in Haiti to take part in sociocultural, livelihood and community health activities for one year.
- 50 euro covers the annual cost of education materials for a secondary school student in Dzaleka refugee camp, Malawi, education materials.
- 80 euro assists a returnee in Sohadat, Afghanistan to maintain her family and educate her children for six months.
- 100 euro covers the annual cost of educating a student in a JRS school in a refugee camp in Mae Hong Song, Thailand.
- 160 euro allows a refugee to establish a small business in Johannesburg, South Africa, helping him or her become self-reliant and integrate into the local community.
- 380 euro will cover the annual cost of fees, schoolbooks and a uniform for a refugee child in a nursery school in Nairobi, Kenya.
Your gift is vital in helping us reach those most in need. We are grateful for your support.
US citizens wishing to avail of taxation deductions can donate through the JRS USA website. The same applies to Switzerland, Germany, Canada and Austria where you can give through our partner offices, indicating your donation is meant for JRS.
You can help people in Maban move on with their lives
Maban is calm again after a bout of violence in August. Although not all team members have been allowed back, JRS has restarted its activities in Maban and is eager to do more for both the host community and Sudanese refugees. We are offering education to restore a sense of normalcy and hope, psychosocial support to help people to heal and reconcile, and sports activities to occupy young people and to protect them from recruitment in armed groups. To do all this, we need your help. The people here need it too.
Here's what you can do:
- 20 euro/ 25 US dollars pays for a school kit that will allow a child to attend primary school for a year.
- 60 euro/ 75 US dollars pays for a 12-week course in basic English literacy, a huge need among a population, 80% of which is estimated to be illiterate.
- 120 euro/ 150 US dollars covers one month of training in reconciliation and peace-building for two local leaders that is aimed at addressing conflict in the community.
- 1,190 euro/ 1,500 US dollars pays for one big set of sports materials for young people in one zone of the refugee camp. They will get two footballs, two volleyballs and football and volleyball equipment (two sets each) including nets and goalposts.