Ukraine emergency: JRS providing continuous response as humanitarian needs increase

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has forced millions to flee their homes and seek safe haven. UNCHR reports over 3 million people have now fled from Ukraine, with an additional 1.85 million individuals on the move inside the country, and many more are set to follow as the conflict intensifies.

Creating Communities of Hospitality at home

The public response in the UK (and across Europe) has been huge – communities want to offer welcome and hospitality to refugees. The government’s new scheme Homes for Ukraine offers a welcome and positive step in encouraging communities of hospitality.

However, there are many unanswered, and indeed concerning questions, as details are so far lacking. We will have more to say in the coming days are further details emerge.

Read more about JRS’ response

Praying with refugees this Lent

JRS has developed a Way of the Cross resource to aid your prayer this lent.

Download the Way of the Cross to aid your personal prayer, or as a Parish/group

Listen to the Way of the Cross – voiced by two refugee friends, Gabriel & Omolola.

Join the JRS UK Way of the Cross Online Service on Tuesday 12th April at 7pm.


Find more ways to pray with and for refugees on our praying with refugees page.


Contact your MP

JRS has long advocated for a just and humane asylum system in the face of systemic injustice and cruelty. This is vital to ensuring that refugees receive welcome and protection.

Oppose the Bill with us

We are fighting, in solidarity with our refugee friends, and we ask you to join us. The time is NOW to put pressure on your MP to oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill.

Click here to download our tempate letter to contact your MP today.


Help JRS to continue to respond

We currently URGENTLY in need of:

  • Nappies (especially size 6, and also sizes 4 ,5, 7 & 8)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Re-usable face masks
  • Smart phones 
  • Full-sized toiletries

Click here to find out more about our current needs and how to send them to JRS.

Jesuit Refugee Service UK
The Hurtado Jesuit Centre
2 Chandler Street, London E1W 2QT

020 7488 7310

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