Category: Covid-19 News

Covid-19 Effects and Response in South Sudan

Allan Ggita SJ [Director of Development, Jesuits Eastern Africa], updates us about the situation in South Sudan, which is similar across Eastern Africa where people’s daily struggles have been...

Clean Water in Kangemi

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to our Tippy Taps Appeal, which gave clean water for handwashing to communities in several countries across East Africa. Two neighbouring parishes...

Lenten Celebrations at Wau School

“For us here at Loyola Secondary School we started our Lenten Season with the second lockdown due to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Our Ash Wednesday mass was...

Hong Kong Solidarity through Covid-19

A member of the Jesuit Hong Kong community has updated us about the changes that the virus has brought to the island, which is overshadowed by the news of...

Change and Living Through uncertain times

Noelle Fitzpatrick, from Cavan has been Country Director of JRS in South Sudan for over a year now. We asked her a few questions about the challenges she and...
hands being washed under a stream of water

Tippy Taps Christmas Campaign

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. This year the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the issue of handwashing to the fore. People are probably washing their hands more than...

Lockdown Response in Lebanon

Refugees from Syria and Palestine in Lebanon were enduring lives of hardship even before the Covid-19 outbreak. Heba Al Basha and the Jesuit Refugee Service have accompanied and supported...

A Holistic Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

For people in many of the countries where we work, the most immediate threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic was not the risk of infection, but hunger and a...

Working Together in India

Covid-19 is spreading rapidly across the Indian subcontinent. It has been recording the biggest daily increase in cases for weeks. There are now more than 5 million confirmed cases...

JRS South Sudan Rises to the Challenge

"A lot of good work is ongoing here, despite the continued closure of all institutes of learning, which of course impacts us significantly. We have been forced to consider...

JRS Responds to Ethiopian Refugees

Ethiopia hosts the second-largest number of refugees in Africa, after Uganda. IJM and Misean Cara are funding a Covid-19 emergency response by the Jesuit Refugee Service(JRS) in Ethiopia, which...

Lockdown Left Many Ugandans Hungry

In Uganda, the Covid-19 lockdown has had devastating effects on the lives of the population, leaving people without a way to make an income and...