Ireland funds African projects

The Jesuit Mission Office works hard to raise funds for a variety of projects in different parts of the world, and recently Murt Curry and his colleagues in the office were rewarded. Four more projects were approved by Misean Cara, bringing the total project money approved in 2008 to 560,000 euro.

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World Day of Migrants

‘Floods of refugees’, ‘waves of migrants’, ‘immigration flow’… In an incisive article for World Day of Migrants and Refugees (18 January), Eugene Quinn, director of JRS Ireland, identifies a dehumanising tendency in our use of such “hydraulic metaphors”.

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JRS Ireland welcomes new faces

Two new staff members have recently taken up their posts with JRS Ireland. Rory Halpin SJ has arrived in Limerick, and is looking forward to the challenge of assisting asylum seekers in the city and the surrounding area.

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Fighting in DRC causes massive displacement

Thousand of civilians have fled heavy clashes between government forces, Mayi-Mayi groups and troops loyal to renegade General Laurent Nkunda’s Nation Congress for People’s Defence (CNDP) in eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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