Civilians Are #NotATarget – World Humanitarian Day 2017

young refugee
A young boy's drawing shows his view on life before and after displacement/JRS International

World Humanitarian Day honours aid workers who risk their lives in service, and draws attention to the suffering of millions of people who are caught in violent conflicts around the world.

South Sudan Emergency Appeal

Famine Appeal Wau South sudan

Wau, South Sudan

Irish Jesuit Missions urgently needs your help to provide food, shelter and clean water to people affected by the conflict in South Sudan. Many civilians have been killed and the ones who have run from their homes to escape the violence and find food are struggling to survive.

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.

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