At the Palabek resettlement camp in Uganda, home to more than 58,000 refugees from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Salesians of Don Bosco Ireland run an environmental improvement project that is training more than 3,000 young people in sustainable food production, tree planting and environmental management. In the crowded camp, human activities such as deforestation, burning charcoal, and the use of poor-quality fertilisers are causing air, soil and water pollution and leading to destruction of the surrounding habitat. Through education on climate-friendly farming and environmental practices, and teaching about the negative effects of unchecked human activities, the project aims to change mindsets and behaviours. Young people in the camp are being trained in livelihoods activities that are resilient in the face of climate change and that can ensure sustainable incomes for the future. The project is also working with young people to plant over 10,000 trees in the area.

Photo: Salesians of Don Bosco Ireland

Welcome to the 2022 Annual Report of Misean Cara. We are a vibrant membership-based missionary organisation working at the forefront of long-term development and humanitarian work in the Global South.


We are an Irish faith-based organisation established in 2004 to support the overseas development work of Irish missionaries. Our purpose has always been to enable missionaries to conduct effective development projects on behalf of the poorest and most vulnerable communities. We are a membership organisation, currently with 78 member organisations working in over 50 countries around the world.

We accompany and support our members in their work, enabling them to deliver impactful projects by providing funding, mentorship, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development, shared learning and consultation. Drawing on our extensive network of skilled members we strive to work collaboratively for greater impact. Our mission is to highlight the essential work of members, who work tirelessly to reach the furthest behind and those whose voices often are not heard.

Misean Cara
at a Glance









million people


These projects were worth



Projects were implemented by

53 members



In 2022, Misean Cara supported 89 education projects implemented by 39 members in 31 countries, targeting 146,670 people.



In 2022, 32 of our members implemented 71 Health projects targeting 1,087,973 people in 24 countries.


Human Rights

In 2022, Misean Cara supported 45 Human Rights projects by 25 members in 26 countries, targeting 267,341 people.


Emergency Assistance

In 2022, Misean Cara supported 32 Emergency and Humanitarian Response projects by 19 members in 15 countries, targeting 49,862 people. 


Climate Resilient Livelihoods

In 2022, we supported 51 livelihoods projects by 26 members, targeting
103,485 people in 15 countries.


Member Capacity Development

In 2022, Misean Cara funded 19 members implementing 24 projects
in 25 countries.

In 2022, our members’ projects had a real and lasting impact around the world.


At the St. Daniel Comboni Hospital in Wau, South Sudan, midwife Roseline Edwards Anthony examines Chan and Noor, the newborn twin sons of mother Alek Kual. Roseline is a graduate of the Catholic Health Training Institute, run by Solidarity with South Sudan with funding from Misean Cara.

Photo: Paul Jeffrey

For further information about our work or to comment on this report, please contact:

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Misean Cara gratefully acknowledges the funding support of Irish Aid.


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Misean Cara has achieved the triple-lock standard of good governance & reporting standards.


Misean Cara gratefully acknowledges the funding support of GHR Foundation.


Misean Cara gratefully acknowledges the funding support of ESB Electric Aid.


Misean Cara gratefully acknowledges the funding support of Americares.

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