Jesuit Refugee Service in Asia
Hundreds of thousands of people are served by JRS in the two formal regions of Asia Pacific and South Asia. These services include emergency relief, livelihood support and education, peace building and reconciliation, and accompaniment at the grassroots level. As former Superior General of the Jesuits, Peter Hans-Kolvenbach said, "While always ready to help refugees in their material and spiritual wants, and also in designing projects leading to a fuller and more independent life, we try to place special emphasis on being with and doing with, rather than doing for. We want our presence among refugees to be one of sharing with them, of accompaniment, of walking together along the same path."