Tag: Jesuit Refugee Service

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...

Updates on JRS Covid-19 Response

People all around the world share our own anxiety and frustrations about the Covid-19 crisis. But in some countries, poverty means choosing between hunger and the risk of being infected...

Covid-19: A Global Village

"As I sit in my garden shed at 5am in the morning to start my workday with our overseas partners, I can’t help thinking how this pandemic has brought...

Opening Doors in Maban

Noelle Fitzpatrick, Country Director for JRS South Sudan, pays tribute to her colleague, Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ who spent the last two years working with JRS in Maban where...

Moving Forward in South Sudan

"Nothing can prepare you for what you will see and experience on the refugee camps of Maban in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. There is just dust, a scattering of...

Statement from the Irish Jesuit Missions on the Violence in Maban, South Sudan

Photo: Paul Jeffrey. 2018 On Monday [23 July 2018] there was vicious spate of violence and destruction of property in a series of targeted attacks on humanitarian assets and...

World Refugee Day, June 20th 2017

The desire to learn in both refugee and local communities in Maban, South Sudan is strong. JRS trains teachers to help improve their skills in the classroom.(Angela Wells/Jesuit Refugee...

World Day Against Child Labour 2017

A young boy’s drawing shows his view on life before and after displacement. (Jacquelyn Pavilon / Jesuit Refugee Service). “How do you become an integrated adult when you’ve been...

Door to door on a Buffalo!

Michael O. Oyoo/JRS Given the political crisis and famine in South Sudan, Kakuma Refugee Camp continues to receive a massive influx of refugees from that country. The Irish Jesuit...

World Health Day 2017: Let’s talk about depression

Community Counsellors in Kakuma Camp. (Michael Oyoo/JRS) Sometimes people just need to talk and be listened to. World Health Day on 7th April recognises this and has as its...

International Women’s Day 2017: Safe Havens for women

Photo: Jesuit Refugee Service International Pope Francis reaffirms the church’s stance against all forms of abuse against women in the encyclical Amoris Laetitia: “we must…see in the women’s movement...

Christmas is a special time for children

Christmas is a special time for children. They teach us wonder and joy as they open their Christmas gifts. Every year we are nourished by that same wonder and...