Number of people served: 29
In recent years, the Hungarian government has been resistant to allow asylum seekers to cross its borders and receive refugee status. In 2017, Hungary granted protection to just 1,216 people, and currently only two asylum seekers per day are allowed to enter the country.
Our work in Hungary
JRS Hungary (Jezsuita Menekült Szolgálat) primarily focuses on services for those who received refugee status in the country. JRS provides social services, educational services, housing, and legal assistance.
JRS began work in Hungary in 2015 with a shelter to serve unaccompanied minors.