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It feels like we are starting again

CRESS has a good track record in its work but after founder and CEO Caroline Lamb visited in September she feels like we are starting again. CRESS chooses to see this as starting afresh by getting a new, fit team together. The challenges are enormous: there are no schools, no government,...

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That’s Salisbury reports on CRESS

That’s Salisbury, part of That’s TV, is the brand new TV channel for Salisbury, which you can watch on Freeview Channel 7, the slot recently vacated by BBC Three. Reporter Shan Robins recently interviewed founder and CEO, Caroline Lamb and you can view the film by clicking on play below....

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Responsible for three IDP camps

Bishop Joseph has three Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps in his Diocese. These three are home to some 35,000 people in terrible conditions – they are called Adjio, Keriwa and Logu. During our September trip, we visited Logu. These camps are almost inaccessible, the UN is unable to access them...

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CRESS News Evening

You are warmly invited to the CRESS News Evening Thursday 16th November – Broadchalke Village Hall, 7.45pm for 8.00pm start Sunday 19th November – Broadchalke Hub, 3.45pm for 4.00pm start Come and hear Caroline Lamb, Dr Jane Guy & Dr Jonathan Cullis reporting back on their recent visit and the latest...

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The situation in refugee camps

The situation that people are living in, in the refugee Camps is indeed so appalling. People left most of their belongings behind running almost with nothing; they have no shelters, UN gives those Carpets (Plastic Sheets) which they erect and use as shelters. When it rains with strong wind, sometimes...

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Caroline Reflects from Dubai Airport

I have not written anything for the blog so here I am at Dubai airport in the middle of the night with a 4-hour wait and finally have time to reflect on our visit. Everyone is home now and I will be by tomorrow morning. It really was the toughest...

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Farewell to Doctor Jonathan

Farewell to Doctor Jonathan.  The time of the MAF flight was checked numerous times before final departure, after Tuesday’s change of plan. The departure lounge was the cool shade of a large tree just off the grass airstrip with a few plastic chairs, a wooden bench and a tree stump...

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Our first setback …

Our first setback. After a 5am start we arrived at Kajjansi airstrip to see our MAF plane taking off without us! It left an hour earlier than we’d thought. Anyway, we met up with Jane Poggo who along with Fred thought this was highly amusing and African spirit kicked in....

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Breakfast of banana pancakes

I awoke to beautiful singing from behind my room this morning, Rosaline the maid told me she sang for the “joy of the Lord”. After breakfast (banana pancakes!) and a quick trip to the supermarket to get water for the next few days, we visited (on my son Henry’s recommendation)...

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Team arrive in Entebbe

Hello everyone well we are here arriving safely and with time for a quick update for you!!! Jonathan Cullis arrived on Saturday evening after getting up at 2.15am to depart from Coombe Bissett and then arriving in Entebbe at 1735 UK time – a long day !!! He was met...

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