Jesuit Missions 11 Edge Hill ,
SW19 4LR Wimbledon,

South Africa

“Although the stories of many refugees are harrowing, and the circumstances in which they live are extremely challenging, they have taught me so much about the value of human dignity, kindness and hope. The strength and resilience of all of the people I have met is so inspiring and, no matter how small the help given, people are always so thankful.” 

Beth Morgan is now into her third month volunteering with Jesuit Missions in South Africa supporting urban refugees. She writes about her experiences so far.

“Before coming to South Africa, I had no idea how important a piece of paper could be: how it could decide your health care accessibility and the way you are regarded by health care professionals. My first weeks volunteering in South Africa opened my eyes to this”

Beth Morgan was shocked by how refugees and asylum seekers are treated within the South African health care system and shared some observations from her time volunteering with Jesuit Missions and the Jesuit Refugee Service.