JRS Belgium is dedicated to visit detention centers to provide support and accompaniment to people who are detained. JRS Belgium also participates in advocacy activities and campaigns, in partnership with other organisations, to denounce detention – especially the detention of children. A past initiative called Up Together provided temporary hosting to non-returnable people with the support of local volunteers.





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Brigitte from Brussels and Flavia, a forced migrant from East Africa, watch Netflix together in Brigitte’s apartment. Brigitte hosts Flavia as part of the Up Together project run by JRS Belgium (Still taken from the Belgian I Get You video: Denis Bosnic / JRS Europe).
Vincent Mutebi and Hugo Jansen, new amical visitors at the Merksplas detention centre exchanging their experiences (Photo: JRS Belgium).



JRS Belgium Country Director

Baudouin Van Overstraeten


Project locations: Bruges, Merksplas, Votten, Steenokkerzeel, Caricole transit centre

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