Category: News

It feels like we are starting again
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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, no health structure and a...

That’s Salisbury reports on CRESS
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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.  

Responsible for three IDP camps
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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 from South Sudan as they...

CRESS News Evening
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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 update on CRESS’s response to...

The situation in refugee camps
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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 the shelter is blown off...

Caroline Reflects from Dubai Airport
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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 of all the trips we...

Farewell to Doctor Jonathan
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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 for seating.A bell sounded not...

A testing day in Africa
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A testing day in Africa

Yesterday was one of the most testing days, physically, emotionally and practically. Africa threw as many curveballs as it could muster at us and on more than one occasion we wondered if we would ever reach Moyo. After a desultory breakfast at the otherwise comfortable but oddly named Desert Breeze Hotel in Arua, we visited...

Our first setback …
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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. “And we know in all...

Breakfast of banana pancakes
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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) the Ugandan Wildlife and Education...