Rebuilding Hope: JRS Syria’s Earthquake Response

Six months ago, a 7.8 degree magnitude earthquake struck Syria, affecting tens of thousands in Homs, Al-Kafroun, Damascus and Aleppo. “The response of the people of Ireland to the...

Rumbek – a bright future ahead

Visiting Akol Jal on the outskirts of Rumbek, South Sudan was very moving. As Headteacher James Majang showed us around the Multi-educational and Agricultural Jesuit Institute in South Sudan...

Thank you for the gift of water!

The East African region is faced with an urgent need to address the effects of climate change as extreme weather brings long periods of drought and flash flooding that...

Renk: Refugee Journeys

Tasir is 38 years old and arrived in Renk with her six children. On arrival to the frontier, refugees and returnees are registered and refugees are offered to be...
Awen and friends in tent at Renk

Sudan: Refugee Voices

Awen (22) is South Sudanese and arrived in Renk in May.  She came from Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, by bus with 19 other family members, whose ages ranged from 2...
Catherine and Santuki pose for photo outside aid distribution station.

Sudan: Refugee Journeys

Catherine (40) and Santuki (49) are South Sudanese and had been living in Sudan since they fled South Sudan back in 2016 when violence and ethnic conflict had gripped...
Refugees inside tent at Renk transit site

Sudan Crisis: Sharing Refugee Stories

Regina is 65 and fled Sudan with her family when violence erupted between the army and paramilitary groups (For details on the War, click: here). The capital, Khartoum, is...
refugee community leader picture outside refugee camp

Refugee Week 2023

On Refugee Week, Kureaa Dehrok Kaah (male, 42), shares his story of how he and his family fled violence in Sudan to seek safety in South Sudan.  Dehrok came...

World Refugee Day

This Word Refugee Day, here at IJI we wish to amplify the voices of those in turmoil, as violence continues to spread across Sudan forcing thousands to flee their...

Desertification, Drought & the Global South

World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought is observed on the 17th June each year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification – this international day...
villager dance in celebration of new school building

International Day of the African Child 2023

June 16th is an international day dedicated to the children of Africa and commemorates those killed during the Soweto Uprising in South Africa. On June 16, 1976, thousands of...

World Environment Day 2023

World Environment Day, on the 5th of June, brings together millions of people from across the globe, rallying communities to protect and restore the Earth. This year marks the...