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Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Daniella, an internally displaced girl who participated to the GLOW Camp, working in her traditional sewing business in Cameroon (Jesuit Refugee Service). Credit: JRS

Jesuit Entity Empowers Cameroon’s Internally Displaced Women, Girls with Leadership Skills

Apr 30, 2023

Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has reached out to internally displaced women and girls in Cameroon’s Southern region, empowering them with leadership skills.

Some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cabo Delgado. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Displaced Children in Northern Mozambique “victims of sexual abuse”: Catholic Peace Entity

Jul 10, 2022

Children are bearing the brunt of forced displacement from the oil rich Mozambican Province of Cabo Delgado, an official of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Nampula Archdiocese, President of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM). Credit: Vatican Media

Mozambican Catholic Archdiocese “overwhelmed” by Increasing IDPs from Cabo Delgado

Jun 13, 2022

The increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the violence-stricken Cabo Delgado Province covered by Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese is overwhelming, the Catholic Archbishop of the country’s Nampula Archdiocese that is playing host to a section of the IDPs has said. 

Mother of two, Fatuma Ganun Mohamed, cradles her infant son Abdikan who was recently admitted to a Trócaire supported stabilisaiton centre suffering from severe malnutrition. Credit: Trócaire

Somalia in Need of “drastic action” Following Drought, Leadership of Catholic Entity Says

Feb 18, 2022

The leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire in Somalia, is calling for “drastic action” to provide reprieve to the people of God in drought-stricken Horn of Africa nation. 

The Girls Club at Dar el Salam camp received MHM kit and training by JRS, along with ACRA and CELIAF, and the support of the MENFP, UNICEF and ECW. Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Catholic Entity in Chad Providing Menstrual Hygiene Education among Refugee Students

Jan 17, 2022

More than 6,000 refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) attending Chad’s local schools are benefitting from the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) education spearheaded by Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Bishop Wilfred Anagbe with some beneficiaries of the scholarship. Credit: The Catholic Star Newspaper/Facebook

Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria Reaches Out to Displaced Children with Scholarships

Jan 14, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi in Nigeria has reached out to some vulnerable children in Benue State with a six-year full scholarship.

Credit: Fr. Dumisani Vilakati.

Traumatized Mozambicans Not Receiving Adequate Psychosocial Attention, IMBISA Official

Dec 8, 2021

Displaced people who have undergone traumatic experiences in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Northern Mozambique are not receiving enough psychosocial support as attention is given to their other needs such as food and shelter, the Director of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) Secretariat has said.