Jesuit Mission Webinar: Ukraine Emergency Response

With the support of Jesuit Mission Australia, the Jesuits in Europe have been among the first responders to the crisis in Ukraine, uplifting vulnerable individuals and families fleeing the atrocities occurring in their home country.

To hear more about this emergency response, Jesuit Mission extends an invitation to their upcoming Gratitude Webinar: Ukraine Emergency Response on Thursday 19 May at 6:00pm AEST.

During the webinar, special guests Fr Alberto Ares SJ, Regional Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Europe and Fr Marius Talos SJ, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Romania, will provide an update on the Jesuits’ emergency response on the ground.

Thanks to a partnership between Jesuit Mission and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Europe, vulnerable communities fleeing the Ukraine are being provided with emergency shelter, food and essential items, medical escorts, translation and accompaniment.

JRS Europe has been coordinating the emergency response by mobilising support from offices across Hungary, Poland, Romania, Macedonia, south east Europe as well as within Ukraine.

“I am grateful to hear of the swift and effective response from our Jesuit partners. Together we must continue to bring hope to the people that are most affected by this tragedy,” said Helen Forde, CEO of Jesuit Mission.

Jesuit Mission works in over 10 countries across Asia and Africa to uphold the innate dignity of people living with the effects of poverty. As the international development organisation of the Australian Jesuit Province, Jesuit Mission has proudly accompanied the marginalised to live full and free lives for over 70 years.

To learn more about the Jesuits’ emergency response in the Ukraine, register for Jesuit Mission’s upcoming webinar at https://jesuitmission.org.au/webinar-ukraine