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UNITED NATIONS: UN Mission Welcomes Release of Children Recruited by Armed Group in DR Congo

By at August 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

UNITED NATIONS: UN Mission Welcomes Release of Children Recruited by Armed Group in DR Congo

(United Nations) The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the release of 82 children from the Mayi Mayi Bakata Katanga armed group through the joint efforts of aid agencies working in the country. The children – 69 boys and 13 girls between the ages of 8 and 17 – had reportedly been recruited during the more...

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INDIA: Don Bosco Technical Institute is Preparing Poor Youth for the Workforce in Nagaland

By at August 18, 2013 | 9:38 am

INDIA: Don Bosco Technical Institute is Preparing Poor Youth for the Workforce in Nagaland

(MissionNewswire) Salesian programs are making a huge difference in India, but the need is enormous. According to UNICEF, India is home to 25 percent of the world's poor. In addition, 44 percent of its workforce is illiterate and the country has the largest number of child laborers in the world. A recent report on poverty from the Planning Commission of India has noted more...

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SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

By at August 15, 2013 | 6:54 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: New Salesian Partnership Paves Way for Poor Youth to Access Critical Technical Education

(MissionNewswire) A low adult literacy rate and limited access to education in the Solomon Islands perpetuates the cycle of poverty from generation to generation. UNICEF notes that the country has an adult literacy rate of less than 35 percent. In addition, close to 20-25 percent of youth never attend primary school with another 30 percent of those attending never more...

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Salesian Missions, Stop Hunger Now Partner to Deliver Critical Food Aid in More Than 10 Countries

By at August 14, 2013 | 3:06 pm

(MissionNewswire)  Salesian Missions has partnered with Stop Hunger Now, enabling the delivery of lifesaving food and other critical aid to Salesian programs in more than 10 countries this year alone. Stop Hunger Now is an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. As part of an ongoing partnership, the more...

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MOROCCO: Salesian Program Celebrates 75 Years Providing Education and Hope for Poor Youth

By at August 13, 2013 | 11:19 am

MOROCCO: Salesian Program Celebrates 75 Years Providing Education and Hope for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Over the last several years, Morocco has made significant strides toward reducing the number of Moroccans living in poverty. Despite progress, a drastic gap in wealth continues to exist between those living in urban and rural areas, according to the World Bank. Out of close to 4 million people living in poverty, 3 million are living in rural areas. more...

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Around the Globe that Empower Youth Migrants, Shape Brighter Futures

By at August 12, 2013 | 1:05 pm

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Programs Around the Globe that Empower Youth Migrants, Shape Brighter Futures

(MissionNewswire) Marking International Youth Day, Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in highlighting the plight and the contributions of young migrants, who often face difficult living conditions away from their homes. Celebrated each year on August 12, the day was established by the United Nations to raise awareness more...

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REUTERS: Child Refugees Dying Needlessly Due to Vaccine Bureaucracy, Says MSF

By at August 9, 2013 | 12:05 pm

REUTERS: Child Refugees Dying Needlessly Due to Vaccine Bureaucracy, Says MSF

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Many children living in South Sudanese refugee camps have died needlessly because of bureaucratic delays rolling out new vaccines, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. MSF said it had taken 11 months to procure affordable drugs to vaccinate children against pneumonia in Yida refugee camp in South Sudan more...

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ARGENTINA: Salesians Assist Victims of Massive Apartment Building Explosion

By at August 8, 2013 | 8:15 am

ARGENTINA: Salesians Assist Victims of Massive Apartment Building Explosion

(MissionNewswire) Salesians in Argentina are joining efforts to help the victims of a massive explosion that happened just four blocks away from their headquarters in San José, Rosario. The Aug. 6 explosion—which destroyed apartment buildings filled with tenants—is being called the worst disaster in the history of the city, the third largest in the more...

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DR CONGO: Reuters Photographer Captures Life at Center Where Salesians Care for More than 3,000 Abandoned Children, HIV/AIDS Victims

By at August 6, 2013 | 1:50 pm

DR CONGO: Reuters Photographer Captures Life at Center Where Salesians Care for More than 3,000 Abandoned Children, HIV/AIDS Victims

(MissionNewswire) Reuters photographer Thomas Mukoya captured a day in the life of abandoned children and at-risk youth at a Salesian-run center in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mukoya initially traveled to the area to cover stories related to the proposed disarmament process by the United Nations (which has yet to happen). Instread, he more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Chief Hears Concerns from Young People Across the World

By at August 5, 2013 | 9:33 am

UNITED NATIONS: Chief Hears Concerns from Young People Across the World

(United Nations) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today held an interactive dialogue with young people across the world and launched an online United Nations Platform for Youth in conjunction with his Special Envoy on this issue. “Your generation is the largest the world has ever known,” Mr. Ban told young people taking part in the Global Interactive Dialogue on UN more...

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