First hand account of the refugee situation


Saturday 1st July 2017 We’ve had no internet all day and it’s just come back on at 6.30pm so here are a few lines to tell you about our day. This morning after breakfast, we asked the hotel staff if we could use a restaurant table and the three of...

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An overnight stay in Moyo

Meeting John and Cathie Rutter from CMS

Friday June 30th 2017 Last night was spent in a small hotel in a rural area of Moyo. When we arrived they apologised that there was no electricity in our rooms, but we felt that compared with the plight of the refugees only a few miles away this was no more...

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Visiting CRESS office in Arua


Thursday 29th June 2017 Our first stop today was the CRESS office in Arua. We were so impressed by the way that the team has settled in there and continued the work of CRESS in this new location. We enjoyed lunch with three Bishops, Anthony, Emmanuel and Joseph and then...

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Andrew and Adrian arrive in Moyo

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Wednesday 28th June 2017 It was a 5am alarm for us this morning. We repacked our bags ready for the MAF flight, then it was 6am breakfast before Patrick, our regular taxi driver, arrived at 6.15am to drive us through Entebbe and out to Kajjansi MAF airstrip. Once through security,...

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Adrian and Andrew arrive safely in Uganda

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Adrian and Andrew arrived safely in Uganda flying via Amsterdam and Rwanda before touching down in Entebbe. A straightforward journey except for a bumpy landing which the pilot apologised for saying it had bruised his ego but not the plane. They stayed at the Airport Guest House waking to a...

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Thanks received

Aciga Family

Alex Aciga has one son at school in Uganda and two daughters at university, one studying IT and the other to be a clinical officer – all three are doing very well. CRESS was also able to help is wife who participated in the agriculture programme and was a peer group leader....

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CRESS team heading out to Northern Uganda

map for June 2017 trip

Adrian Burholt (Chair of Trustees) and Andrew Robertson (Operations Manager), will be visiting the CRESS team in Northern Uganda in June and July this year. Sadly, all of the CRESS operations and personnel had to relocate to Uganda from Kajo Keji in South Sudan in January when fighting between Government...

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Wonderful people of South Sudan

Canon Henry Rev1

We recently posted a thank you from Rev. Canon Henry Leju which you can read here. Canon Henry is one of the truly amazing people that we have the pleasure of working with. A man of many hats Henry is a man of many hats in the diocese but his...

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CRESS agriculture programme must restart


Before the events in South Sudan put a halt to the agriculture programme we had seen ‘glorious success’ in the agriculture pilot projects. Farming techniques were learnt that enabled the women to grow vegetables for their families but also to sell providing a small income. Sadly when war broke out,...

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Clinic Update


We have heard from Fred regarding the new clinic who reports that it’s still tricky to give a definitive date for the opening as work on the premises is on going.  Yesterday Fred had a meeting with the Yumbe District Health Authority to discuss the attainment of a government operating license, which...

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