Global: building communities of hospitality
Mweso, 15 January 2014 – One evening, someone knocked at the door of the Jesuit Refugee Service centre in Mweso, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a region plagued by chronic conflict. Sr Paola Paoli opened the door, the guard at her side. She found a group of primary school children accompanied by a woman, who explained that they had fled an outburst of fighting in nearby Kalembe. They hitched a lift on a truck and reached Mweso, where someone told them about JRS. The JRS team took them in, gave them food and sheltered them for the night.
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