Support for displaced populations in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela
"JRS has empowered us. They made me believe in myself again, so I decided to go back to school. It is never too late to learn, it is never too late to succeed, I know that here I will fulfill my dreams, I just have to believe in myself and know that I can".
Since 2009, Inditex, JRS LAC (Jesuit Refugee Service in Latin America and the Caribbean) and Entreculturas have carried out humanitarian assistance programs, assisting more than 77.000 displaced persons and refugees in Colombia and its borders.
In October 2021, we began a new three-year program, shaped by the regional humanitarian crisis caused by the current context of Venezuela, which is suffering a massive, precarious and multi-causal exodus. More than 5.5 million Venezuelan people have left the country during the last two decades, settling mostly in neighboring countries and other Latin American territories. For this reason, the program focuses on these areas, with the aim of providing comprehensive care to the displaced population.
The main lines of the program are:
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