South Sudan Emergency Appeal

 Huffra South Sudan


In addition to offer basic early childhood education in Huffra IDP camp, JRS also provides porridge each morning to students. This is the only meal most will eat all day. (Angela Wells/Jesuit Refugee Service).

Almost two million people in South Sudan are on the brink of starvation. Famine was declared in the country in February of this year, and although the crisis has now passed, the situation has once again become critical as millions of people endure persistent hunger.

Dublin Teacher Dared to Dream

Deirdre Ryan in Cambodia

‘Dare to Dream of a Brighter Future’ is the motto of Xavier Jesuit School Cambodia, where Dublin teacher Deirdre Ryan has spent the last 18 months. She has made an immense contribution to the project both through her teaching, and as a teacher trainer.

Irish men behind the Far East Missions

Fr John Rusell SJ
Fr John Russell SJ and a friend at the 90th Anniversary Celebrations of the Arrival of the Jesuits in Hong Kong

Fr John Russell SJ, aged 90 talks about his life in Hong Kong. In this interview, he shares three highlights of his long ministry with John Guiney SJ.

Young Kenyan entrepreneurs think positive

Hakimani Centre Kenya

The Jesuit HAKIMANI Centre (JHC) in Nairobi, Kenya is thinking positive.

With one in six young Kenyans unemployed, a positive attitude change is needed and work alternatives found and developed into businesses. In fact, according to the Kenya Standard “The future of Kenya’s competitiveness in the global economy remains bleak as the country struggles to contain the heaviest youth unemployment burden in East Africa.”

World Refugee Day, June 20th 2017

refugee teacher maban
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 Service)

Shane Burke works for the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Shane made the decision to volunteer his time and skills through the Voluntary Missionary Movement in Ireland. He shares updates with the Irish Jesuit Missions on Kakuma Refugee camp in Kenya and on Northern Uganda where there is a growing influx of refugees especially from conflict-ridden South Sudan. 

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