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Misean Cara welcomes Dr. Lance O’Brien to its Board of Directors

Misean Cara is pleased to welcome Dr. Lance O’Brien to its Board of Directors. Lance brings with him decades of experience in the areas of sustainable agricultural development in Ireland and across Africa, including over 40 years in Teagasc (The Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority), where he started his career managing the organisation’s Irish …

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World AIDS Day 2020: 25 Years of Support, Life, and Hope through the AAVE Group in Brazil

Misean Cara has proudly supported the AAVE Group (Grupo Aids, Apoio, Vida, Esperanca) since 2012. Now, in 2020, the AAVE Group are celebrating 25 years of bringing support, life, and hope to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Goiania region of Brazil. Founded in 1995 by Sr. Margaret Hosty, AAVE is an organisation of the …

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Looking back over the High Level Political Forum 2020

Thomas Pallithanam, Salesian Representative to the UN, looks back over the Forum which was held online for the first time this year. The High Level Political Forum 2020, the 8th to be held since the Forum’s inception in 2013 under the auspices of the UN ECOSOC ended on 17th July, with closing remarks by H.E. Ms Mona …

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Misean Cara welcomes focus on educational inclusion in Global Education Monitoring Report 2020

The report notes challenges around varying understandings of inclusion, difficulties with teacher training and support, inappropriate infrastructure and the persistence of parallel systems and special schools. Every year the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report assesses progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 on inclusive and equitable quality education and this year it is drawing special attention to challenges …

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Franciscans defend migrants’ rights at Human Rights Council

In Central America, migrants and their defenders – those who provide food, shelter, medical or legal services – are facing an increasingly hostile environment. This was the message from Misean Cara’s project partner Franciscans International who addressed the Human Rights Council in Geneva this week. Br Fray Armando González OFM from the Franciscans’ Justice and …

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Pope Francis highlights solidarity with IDPs amid pandemic

“When we talk about migrants and displaced persons, all too often we stop at statistics,” said Pope Francis in his 2020 Message for World Refugee Day on 20 June, inviting all people of faith and goodwill to get to know migrants and refugees, as well as those who have been forced from their homes but …

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Launch of Misean Cara Annual Report 2019

Misean Cara’s Annual Report was presented to members at the AGM on 24th June, 2020. The Report provides an overview of how Misean Cara supported over 350 projects worth over €15.2 million last year. Misean Cara’s member organisations live and work with communities across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, delivering …

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