Xavier Network

Cyclone Idai
Cyclone Idai, which hit Southern Africa in March this year, was one of the worst weather-related disasters to ever affect the Southern hemisphere. More than 900 people lost their lives across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe and over 1.7 million people were affected and in need of immediate aid. In the weeks that followed, there were several cases of cholera and people faced a severe need for sanitation, shelter, food and general relief.Jesuit Missions launched an emergency appeal which raised...
The Xavier Network (XN) approved the ‘Commitment to Child Safeguarding’ (CCS) document, in a meeting held in Nuremberg on 7th March 2019, which has consolidated its approach to supporting partners in the Global South around this issue.The CCS, which was developed by Irish Jesuit Missions (IJM), includes funding and resources for partners to develop child safeguarding programmes, advocacy, community and staff training, and awareness-raising. The commitment by the network to these protocols and...
“During the month of monsoon, we were working with the breaker of the excavator at a rocky slope of Pangsang," shared Pradip Basnet, the excavator operator for road construction to Tipling. "From about fifteen to twenty meters up, the land started falling apart. We noticed the loose movement and drew back. Hadn’t we retreated in fifteen minutes, I, helper and the dozer would have been buried to death."Pradip has impressed everybody with extraordinary package of experience in road construction...
Networking for Justice will bring together Jesuit agencies dedicated to the social apostolate from around the world
The Director of Jesuit Missions in London will be one of the participants at an international meeting entitled ‘Networking for Justice’, which will be taking place in Loyola, Spain from 16 – 20 November. Paul Chitnis will be attending this gathering of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN), the social coordinators of all of the Apostolic Conferences of the Society of Jesus, members of the Xavier Network, and other global networks from the Society of Jesus’ Social Apostolate. Jesuit...
Devastation at Nueja Ecija in the Philippines, following Typhoon Koppu. (Raphael Bonaso)
The Jesuit relief and development agency in the Philippines, Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) has mounted a relief operation in the region affected by Typhoon Koppu – known locally as Typhoon Lando. Its staff and volunteers are targeting three municipalities in Aurora - Casiguran, Dilasag and Dinalungan – with food and other supplies for communities disrupted over recent days by flooding and power failure. They have succeeded in reaching almost 70% of the 60,000 families affected, despite...