Members of the Xavier Network (XN) met in Portugal from 4th to 6th of October for a three-day workshop on Supporting XN Partners in Child Safeguarding. The workshop was held at Torre d´Aguilha Seminar, located in Cascais municipality, around 20 Km west of Lisbon. The participants included Directors of the different member organizations in Europe, Canada and Australia, as well as personnel working in international programs and with volunteers.
Winter nights are cold and dark, and it’s a relief to come home to a warm house. For refugee children in Lebanon, cold weather makes it even harder for them to cope with living in makeshift or inadequate accommodation, many miles away from home.
We are sad to share the news that our beloved friend and colleague Winnie Ryan has died. She was a warm and positive person, who will be remembered for her beautiful smile, enthusiasm for everything she did and sense of humour.
People living in Dzaleka Refugee Camp have fled from conflict in their own countries to the stability of Malawi. But a contested election result has now caused civil unrest in what was until now a very peaceful country.
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.