The One Proposal
The coordinated Jesuit response to the Ukraine Crisis
The International Armed Conflict between Russia and Ukraine has displaced millions of people, constituting the largest humanitarian crisis in Europe since the Second World War. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has been on the frontlines of humanitarian response, working with those who have been forced to flee their homes. Today, after an in-depth needs assessment, JRS Europe is presenting the coordinated unified response from the Society of Jesus to the crisis: The One Proposal.
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the organizations of the Jesuits have served and accompanied 100.765 people fleeing violence. Coordinated by JRS Europe and the Xavier Network, in collaboration with NGOs and local partners, the Society of Jesus has provided emergency aid, shelter, psychosocial support, education, and integration, among other services.
As the emergency continues, the needs of the refugees have evolved, and the response has adapted. While during the first year, more than half of the support activities were aimed at short-term and emergency aid, in 2023 that has dropped to 17%. Meanwhile, medium-term activities, such as housing and education, have more than doubled from 20% to 52% in 2023. However, the biggest increase was in long-term accompaniment, more than tripling from less than 10% in 2022 to 31% in 2023.
This work would not have been possible without our committed teams and the continued solidarity of many generous people, foundations, and organisations from around the world who trust in the work of the Society of Jesus. You can help us continue to accompany and serve thousands of people who were forcibly displaced from their homes by donating through https://jrseurope.org/en/take-action/donate/.