JRS Greece was founded in November 2015 at the height of the so-called refugee crisis. We focus on four main activities: emergency support, integration, education and advocacy. Through four centers we offer shelter to vulnerable families, educational activities to facilitate integration, such as language classes and recreational and sports activities. Our advocacy is focused on the application of national standards and international law  and to end human rights violations against undocumented migrants, asylum seekers and recognized refugees.

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JRS staff hand out food to refugees and migrants after they arrived aboard the passenger ferry Blue Star1 at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece (Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi/JRS Europe).
A volunteer teaches English to Afghan women. Running at the JRS Greece Hub Community, Magistories is a place where people can experience the values of hospitality and compassion through the gift of education and sharing of knowledge (Photo: JRS Greece).
JRS supports the urban neighbourhoods of Athens through the distribution of non-food items at Magazi (Photo: JRS Greece).
A group of children attend the after-school mentoring programme and interactive cultural activities at the Pedro Arrupe Center (Photo: JRS Greece).
Activities with asylum seeker children (Photo: JRS Greece).


JRS Greece Country Director

Anna Kapralou


Project locations: Athens

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