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The Regional Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Eastern Africa, Andre Atsu. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Eastern Africa.

Catholic Refugee Agency Appeals for Humanitarian Access amid Ethiopia’s Tigray Violence

The leadership of a Catholic refugee agency with operations in 56 countries worldwide is appealing for humanitarian access to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which is experiencing violent conflict between the Federal government forces and the paramilitary in the Northern region of the Horn of Africa country.

Three of the 10 signatories to the Rome Declaration on the Peace Process in South Sudan January 12, 2020. From left: Head of government delegation, Barnaba Marial Benjamin; Secretary General of Sant'Egidio Community, Paolo Impagliazzo; and Interim Chairman of Real-SPLM, Pa’gan Amum Okiech / Courtney Mares/CNA

Sant’Egidio Facilitates “cessation of hostilities, humanitarian access” in South Sudan

The Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community has, in a two-day meeting at its headquarters with representatives of government and various opposition parties in South Sudan, facilitated an agreement to end hostilities and to allow “continued and uninterrupted humanitarian access” as the country prepares to form a unity government next month.