Tag: Sustainable and resilient communities

IJI Ethiopia Emergency Appeal

The violent conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia has caused an immense humanitarian crisis in the region. Many people have been forced to leave their homes and are in great need....

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...

Good news from South Sudan

Tim Flynn, Irish Jesuits International’s Roving Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor has lived and worked in East Africa since 1999. Over the years he has seen first-hand and heard stories...

Wycliff’s Journey and the Mikono Refugee Craft Shop

Wycliff’s family fled Rwanda in 1995, when he was only four years old. With his parents, three sisters and brother, he ran through the woods of Akagera National Park...

Impact of Flood Relief in Maban

From July to October 2019, Maban in South Sudan experienced flooding at a severity not witnessed since the early 1980s. Families from both refugee and host communities in the...

Eco Stoves Protect the Environment

The Jesuit Centre for Ecology and Development (JCED) in Malawi is distributing locally made fuel-efficient ceramic cooking stoves, known as chitetezo mbaula, among poor households in the Kasungu District...

Malawi’s Ecology Saviours

“We want our dreams to be so big they scare us”, says Adrian Makasa Chikwamo SJ, a Zambian Jesuit who is Director of the Jesuit Centre of Ecology and...

Farming Provides a Social Network

This precarious situation and the long history of war and conflict inspired the Society of Jesus in Eastern Africa in 2010 to open a new project to empower South...

Resilience in South Sudan

Noelle Fitzpatrick visited the Irish Jesuit Missions office recently to discuss her work as Country Director with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in South Sudan and update us about...

Rebuilding After Kerala Floods

August 2018 saw the Indian state of Kerala endure the worst flooding since 1924. Almost 500 people were killed. Homes, schools and businesses were destroyed leaving many people with...

Thanks for the Flood of Support

Thousands of people, such as this mother and her children, have been forced to seek higher ground. Photo: Jesuit Refugee Service The response to our emergency appeal for the...

South Sudan Emergency Appeal

Devastating flash floods have displaced thousands of people in Maban, South Sudan, where Irish Jesuit Tony O’Riordan SJ and his team in the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) are based....