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Jesuit Missions in South Sudan

  • 1 March 2019

South Sudan has been an independent country since 2011 making it one of the newest countries in the world. Yet it is also one of the poorest and most dangerous. It has been involved in a civil war since 2013 killing over 300, 000 people and displacing over 4 million. Jesuit Missions is working with our partners Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) supporting refugees in Maban, many who have come from neighbouring Sudan, and MAJIS working with local farmers to enhance local food production. South Sudan has the highest proportion of out of school children in the world, estimated at 2.4 million. Jesuit Missions is working with our partners across the country to train teachers and increase access of education for school children.

In the following video, Jesuit Missions portrays some of the work that we do in South Sudan and Fr Tony O’Riordan SJ, an Irish Jesuit and Project Director for JRS in Maban, explains why the call of the Jesuit is to be where our brothers and sisters are most suffering, and why we need to stand in solidarity with those living in one of the poorest places on the planet.