10 stories of home away from home: 2 years of Ukrainian displacement

23 February 2024|JRS Europe

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 start of the war, 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.

The One Proposal, presented in July 2022 after an in-depth needs assessment, encompasses a wide range of services to be provided to an originally projected 73,168 people over the course of 3 years. Since then, it has been continuously revised and expanded with yearly needs assessments.

In the following pages, you will find stories of how some of the people accompanied have found a home away from home in the two years since they have been forcibly displaced. If you want to read more about the response and the stories of the people accompanied at https://jrseurope.org/en/project/theone-proposal/