News coverage has demonstrated that the condition in South Sudan has worsened as we approach the one year anniversary of its secession from Sudan. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ireland is hosting a free event on 18th July at the Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 at 6.30pm. This event will address the growing refugee crisis in South Sudan, accompanied with photographs and highlights of MSF projects. Jane-Anne McKenna, head of the MSF Ireland office, has just returned from nearly a month in the region, and she will comment on her experience, as well as the work that MSF has done there, and hopes to achieve in the future. The event promises to be a powerful statement on the lives of refugees, and interesting to observe from an immigration standpoint. Many immigrants from East Africa are arriving in Ireland to seek asylum, and it is important to understand where they have come from.
The event is free, but donations will be accepted for the South Sudan Emergency Appeal. For more information, please visit: www.msf.ie/south-sudan-appeal.