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Fundación Servicio Jesuita para Refugiados Colombia - JRS Colombia

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The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an International Non-Governmental Organisation from the Catholic Church, officially recognised by the Italian Government and the Holy See, founded in 1980 by the Society of Jesus. The JRS Colombia Delegation was founded in 1994.    

The mission of JRS Colombia is: “To accompany, serve and defend victims of forced displacement and vulnerable people, seeking to ensure rights are fully exercised and contributing to transforming dynamics of violence in processes aimed at both justice and building the fabric of society”. The mission is developed in five of the country’s regions: Valle del Cauca, based in Buenaventura; Magdalena Medio, based in Barrancabermeja; the Colombia-Venezuela border, based in Cúcuta; Nariño, based in Pasto; and the centre of the country, based in both Suacha and Bogotá.

JRS Colombia understands its programme areas in the following manner:

HUMANITARIAN ACTION looks to respond to urgent and emergency situations when forced displacement occurs, be it mass or gradual displacement. Without supplanting the State, the Humanitarian Action carried out by JRS seeks to manage the protection and safety of victims, working to meet their basic needs, offer psychosocial support and legal advice on information regarding aid routes in public institutions and international cooperation. 

PREVENTION is twofold:

On the one hand, it looks to support communities at risk of being forcibly displaced in order for them to organise and respond to emergency situations and to generate conditions for them to remain in the territory. In particular, it seeks to prevent the violation of rights and NNAJs (children, adolescents and young people) being recruited, used in and linked to dynamics of violence. On the other, prevention is understood as building a culture of peace and reconciliation in school communities and with selected adults that advocate transformative leadership to deal with dynamics of violence and displacement.

 

LOCAL INTEGRATION aims to ensure communities supported by JRS develop strategies that give rise to prospects with long-lasting solutions, enabling people to re-establish their rights, remain in territories and exercise citizenship, both individually and collectively, to rebuild their lifelong road-map, having the necessary productive and living resources at their disposal and engaging in constructive dialogue with host communities.

 

POLITICAL ADVOCACY and EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION is geared towards making the problem of forced displacement visible and defining and changing public policies to guarantee rights are met and comprehensive and suitable support is offered by the State to the victims of forced displacement, in addition to, ultimately, eliminating related objective grounds.

 

The transversal areas of INSTITUTIONAL REINFORCEMENT correspond to all those aimed at consolidating institutional capacity, thereby responding, both positively and effectively, to the challenges posed by the areas of missionary work, for instance: the adequate management of human resources that make up JRS, the implementation of strategies that ensure JSR’s financial sustainability, efficient and effective administrative management, suitable and effective internal communication channels, and, finally, the implementation of a knowledge management strategy to guarantee necessary, experience-based learning.    

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an International Non-Governmental Organisation from the Catholic Church, officially recognised by the Italian Government and the Holy See, founded in 1980 by the Society of Jesus. The JRS Colombia Delegation was founded in 1994.   

 

The mission of JRS Colombia is: “To accompany, serve and defend victims of forced displacement and vulnerable people, seeking to ensure rights are fully exercised and contributing to transforming dynamics of violence in processes aimed at both justice and building the fabric of society”. The mission is developed in five of the country’s regions: Valle del Cauca, based in Buenaventura; Magdalena Medio, based in Barrancabermeja; the Colombia-Venezuela border, based in Cúcuta; Nariño, based in Pasto; and the centre of the country, based in both Suacha and Bogotá.

 

JRS Colombia understands its programme areas in the following manner:

HUMANITARIAN ACTION looks to respond to urgent and emergency situations when forced displacement occurs, be it mass or gradual displacement. Without supplanting the State, the Humanitarian Action carried out by JRS seeks to manage the protection and safety of victims, working to meet their basic needs, offer psychosocial support and legal advice on information regarding aid routes in public institutions and international cooperation.

 

PREVENTION is twofold:

On the one hand, it looks to support communities at risk of being forcibly displaced in order for them to organise and respond to emergency situations and to generate conditions for them to remain in the territory. In particular, it seeks to prevent the violation of rights and NNAJs (children, adolescents and young people) being recruited, used in and linked to dynamics of violence. On the other, prevention is understood as building a culture of peace and reconciliation in school communities and with selected adults that advocate transformative leadership to deal with dynamics of violence and displacement.

 

LOCAL INTEGRATION aims to ensure communities supported by JRS develop strategies that give rise to prospects with long-lasting solutions, enabling people to re-establish their rights, remain in territories and exercise citizenship, both individually and collectively, to rebuild their lifelong road-map, having the necessary productive and living resources at their disposal and engaging in constructive dialogue with host communities.

 

POLITICAL ADVOCACY and EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION is geared towards making the problem of forced displacement visible and defining and changing public policies to guarantee rights are met and comprehensive and suitable support is offered by the State to the victims of forced displacement, in addition to, ultimately, eliminating related objective grounds.

 

The transversal areas of INSTITUTIONAL REINFORCEMENT correspond to all those aimed at consolidating institutional capacity, thereby responding, both positively and effectively, to the challenges posed by the areas of missionary work, for instance: the adequate management of human resources that make up JRS, the implementation of strategies that ensure JSR’s financial sustainability, efficient and effective administrative management, suitable and effective internal communication channels, and, finally, the implementation of a knowledge management strategy to guarantee necessary, experience-based learning.    

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Exchange of good practices and Cooperation in Humanitarian Action to Generate Engagement

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