Father Paddy Moran (IDHA 12), an Irish Spiritan missionary who has been working in Ethiopia for twelve years, recently sent us a video about his work, which was shown on an Irish TV network.
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“I’m just back in Bangkok with finally a little time to digest an amazing mission to Afghanistan with IOM. The arid beauty of the land and the wonderful welcome of its people are the top takeaways, but so were the ‘small world’ coincidences.” –Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) writes about his latest mission in his blog.
Aside from their humanitarian achievements, IIHA alumni possess a wide range of other talents, many of which venture into the realms of literature and the arts. One example is Terrence Ward (IDHA 12) who authored “The Guardian of Mercy: How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today,” which offers an incredible narrative journey into the heart of Caravaggio’s artistry and his metamorphosis from fugitive to visionary.
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) updates the Chief of Mission for Papua New Guinea’s blog The last Children of the Tide with new software, Shorthand Social. In their most recent blog post George Gigauri writes about a trip to the Carteret Islands.
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) shared with us a blog piece he authored for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) last month. You can read the text and watch the full video of the spoken word blog post on Joe’s blog.
Joe Lowry (IDHA 12) has shared two new blog posts outlining his time spent in Sri Lanka and Micronesia. He brings us through a picture gallery of the wonder he felt at experiencing Nan Madol and then delves into the issues that El Nino may bring to Sri Lanka and the surrounding region this year.
In his recent blog post, “James Foley: Journalist and Humanitarian” Joe Lowry (IDHA 12), a Senior Media and Communications Officer for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), addresses the savage murder of journalist and humanitarian James Foley, reflects on his years of professional activity, and commemorates the value of his aid work. Another one of Joe’s recent posts, “Pacific Poet Sounds Climate Alarm” describes the issues faced in the Marshall Islands due to climate change and rising sea levels, including climate-induced migration as well as the very survival of the islands.
In his recent blog post, “Have the first ‘Climate Change Refugees’ just landed?“, Joe Lowry (IDHA 12), a Senior Media and Communications Officer for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), reflects on how countries are disappearing, are renamed and borders are redrawn because of the climate changes that are affecting every part of the globe.
Cristian Ghilardi (IDHA 34) is a Programme Management Coordinator for CARE International UK and has focused recently on CARE’s EMPHASIS (Enhancing Mobile Populations’ Access to HIV and AIDS Services, Information and Support) project in South Asia which aims to reduce HIV&AIDS vulnerability among cross-border migrants from Bangladesh to India and Nepal to India; and to influence national and regional policies relating to safe mobility. A key component of the project is to focus on women’s empowerment along the continuum of mobility. As this 5-year initiative comes to a close, CARE International and the Overseas Development Institute organized the International Conference, “Women, Migration and Development: Investing in the Future,” to share learning from CARE’s EMPHASIS project and other CARE International initiatives worldwide. This conference, which took place last week (July 17th & 18th) in Waterloo, London, brought together policy makers, donors, practitioners, private sector, government and UN agencies to focus on issues, challenges and opportunities around migration. The conference highlighted the need to acknowledge migration as a key factor for sustainable development and the need to better protect the human rights of migrants. It also focused on the particular vulnerabilities faced by women migrant workers and encouraged advocacy for specific policy responses and practical solutions that can be scaled up and replicated, based on CARE’s experience in the EMPHASIS project in South Asia and other programmes.