Caught Between Conflicts: Refugees Living In The World’s Youngest Country

south sudan caught between two wars

Between fighting in Sudan and civil war in South Sudan, violence has become a sad fact of life for hundreds of thousands of refugees in Maban county.

A humanitarian crisis of shocking proportions is currently unfolding in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country. Heydi Foster, CEO at Misean Cara, recently visited refugee camps in Maban County.

“I witnessed extreme levels of suffering. Imagine fleeing violence in your home country only to find yourself caught up in a civil war. Many children have grown up in this dire situation. Not knowing a normal childhood, and never experiencing life beyond the confines of the camp.”


China’s Irish Connections

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Fr Stephen Chow SJ and Amanda Bermingham

Stephen Chow

The new Provincial of the Chinese region, Stephen Chow SJ has strong links to Ireland and is in his own words ‘the product of a Jesuit education’. He was in Dublin last week to visit Irish Jesuit Jimmy Hurley SJ, who is back home after spending many years in Hong Kong where he is fondly missed by the community.

Irish Jesuit in South Sudan

Tony ORiordan SJ South Sudan

Tony O’Riordan SJ has been appointed as leader of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) team in Maban, South Sudan. In an effort to share his experiences working with refugees and internally displaced people, he has created a personal webpage entitled ‘Spes Mundi’ (Latin for ‘Hope of the World’). He hopes through this platform to connect with his network of relations, friends, and ‘friends he has not yet met’, and to invite readers to provide practical help for the JRS project.

A Man of Courage and Honour

Jesuit Provincial Fr Leonard Moloney SJ

A memorial mass was held in Dublin for Irish Jesuit missionary Fr Joseph Mallin SJ on Saturday, 21st April, a week after his funeral in Hong Kong, where he had lived and worked for the last 70 years. 

The service was a celebration of his remarkable life, which had both historical and spiritual significance and offered his family, friends and fellow Jesuits the opportunity to mark his passing in his home town.

South Sudan Crisis a Priority for Eastern Africa Province

Jesuits Eastern Africa

The Provincial of the Eastern Africa Jesuits, Fr Joseph Afulo made a stopover in Dublin for a few days in February, on his way to the USA. He spent some time with us in the missions office and discussed topics that are of concern in six countries that comprise the Province which are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Sudan.

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