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 region were displaced, roads were rendered impassable, crops were destroyed, farm animals were killed and humanitarian operations were interrupted.
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 forced early marriage.
Katie Mars from Doylestown, Pennsylvania worked with Irish Jesuit Missions as a Programmes Support Officer until the Covid-19 pandemic put an untimely end to her stay in Ireland. She wrote this piece about her time with the team.
The obituary of Fr James Hurley SJ, who died peacefully on 13th April in Cherryfield Lodge Nursing Home, Dublin.
In early March the newest member of the IJM team, Tim Flynn, visited the Jesuit-run Radio Kwizera in Ngara, a small town in the Kagera region of Western Tanzania. It was a nostalgic visit for Tim, who spent a year working as a volunteer at the station, 16 years ago.