Tag: Health & Wellbeing

What makes Irish Jesuits International different?

A student sings during morning activities at the JRS Special Needs Centre. JRS Special Needs Centres provide protection and education to an average of 200 children living with disabilities...

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...

Yemeni Refugees in Jordan

Jordan hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees from surrounding countries including Iraq, Palestine and Syria. It also hosts a sizeable refugee population from Yemen, a country people are forced...

What led to the conflict in Tigray?

Ethiopia has had a complicated history in a region that has seen much conflict down the years, especially among its neighbours in Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan.  Kevin Carroll gives...

Maternity Wing for Chisipula Health Centre

In Kasama, Northern Zambia, the Chisipula community has successfully lobbied local government for the construction of a maternity wing at their local health centre, the Namulundu Clinic, thanks to...

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...

Radio Plays Vital Role in Advocacy in Tanzania

At 3am on a September morning in 2013, Angelo Munduni Dema SJ, Radio Kwizera’s current Director brought a security guard who had broken his collar bone, to the local...

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...

Kakuma Safe Haven

In Kakuma Refugee Camp, JRS provides a refuge and psychosocial support in their Safe Haven centre for the most at-risk and traumatised people within this community, including girls escaping...

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...