Author: Yanira Romero

Syria Winter Clothes Christmas Appeal

In Syria this winter, children are at risk of hypothermia because they do not have warm clothes. For their parents, this threat to their lives is a bigger worry...

Syrians struggle against the bitter cold

“Where did Fadi go?”, was my question, as I turned around to discover that Fadi who was my guide in a extremely poor neighbourhood of Damascus was no longer...

Ngongo’s story: Jewels that dream of the Congo

Ngongo is a 52-year-old Congolese refugee living in Nairobi. He escaped the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in early 2000, running away from political persecution as he belongs to...

Jesuits serving as witness in South Sudan

‘You Shall Be My Witnesses’ The 10th October is the feast of St Daniel Comboni, an Italian missionary and one of the first to come to Sudan. He was...

Build a classroom. Change a life: Appeal Update

Back in March, we fundraised for the building of classroom blocks in a village in South Sudan where women farmers like Deborah and Mary, worried for their children’s futures....

“3… 2… 1 … And We’re LIVE!”

The JRS project partnered with existing informal and vocational education initiatives with vulnerable urban refugee children and female youth. Focused at addressing two key areas, the project empowered refugee...

Xavier Network – Showcasing Successful Actions in Protection

Nominate your Project We are inviting our partners to showcase your successful action in protection. Nominations are open from our launch day, 1st Nov’22. Closing date for nominations is...

Shared dream for a better world

The 10th August launched our Strategic Framework which outlines our future works and objectives from 2022 to 2027. It was a proud and exciting moment for all on the...
volunteer sam in field of fruit trees listening to farmers

Working to protect our creation, Earth: Work Placement with JCED

Our collective responsibility to care for our home is becoming increasingly relevant. Yet, the impacts of climate change appear somewhat distant to us in Europe. In Malawi the issue...

Upendo is all you need

I sit here wondering how I can express just how moving and inspiring our latest project visits were as Emer, our Programmes officer, and I visited Nairobi, Kenya in...
fine artist poses with Clongowes art students with the painted mural behind group

Laudato Si Mural: Clongowes art students work with Syrian Artist

I first met the team at IJI while doing a Peter McVerry trust social placement, where we came into their offices to briefly meet them before attending a mass...

Celebrating women in JRS and in History

On this International Women’s Day it is good that we once again take time to honour the wonderful women in our lives. You know better than I the many...