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FOUR YEARS LATER: Salesian Missions Has Not Forgotten Haiti

By at January 12, 2014 | 10:07 am

FOUR YEARS LATER: Salesian Missions Has Not Forgotten Haiti

(MissionNewswire) In the initial aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Salesians were instrumental in emergency response and relief efforts. An integral part of the infrastructure in Haiti prior to the earthquake, they were among the first responders—providing shelter and medical aid; means to securely transport, store and more...

Americas & Caribbean , Featured on slider , Haiti , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions Supports Programs to Help 200,000 Families Affected by Typhoon

By at November 26, 2013 | 12:57 pm

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missions Supports Programs to Help 200,000 Families Affected by Typhoon

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is supporting programs in the Philippines targeted to assist 200,000 families in the aftermath of the super typhoon. Salesian missionaries were already working with vulnerable children and their families through their schools, youth centers and other community programs—making them immediately on the front lines of the relief more...

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PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

By at May 2, 2013 | 1:25 pm

PAKISTAN: U.S. State Department Extends Funding for Salesian Missions Program for Afghan Refugee School Children

(MissionNewswire) The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration has renewed funding for a Salesian Missions program serving Afghan refugee children and their families in Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. The program—which initially received funding for 12 months in February 2012—centers on reinforcing more...

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WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions Remembers Bright Youth Killed in Haiti Earthquake While in Class Studying to Become Teachers

By at October 5, 2012 | 10:24 am

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY: Salesian Missions Remembers Bright Youth Killed in Haiti Earthquake While in Class Studying to Become Teachers

(MissionNewswire) As the world marks World Teachers’ Day, Salesian Missions remembers the teachers-in-training that were killed when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010. Nothing could have prepared the Salesians—or the Haitian people—for the massive devastation and heartbreaking loss that occurred that day. Hundreds of students were more...

Americas & Caribbean , Haiti , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific)

WORLD WATER DAY: Bringing Attention to Connection Between Water, Food Security

By at March 22, 2012 | 9:39 am

WORLD WATER DAY: Bringing Attention to Connection Between Water, Food Security

(MissionNewswire) The international community celebrated World Water Day on March 22 – which is recognized annually as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. World Water Day 2012 was coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. An international more...

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INDIA: Clowns Provide Laughter, Hope to Street Children at Salesian Youth Center

By at March 16, 2012 | 3:49 pm

INDIA: Clowns Provide Laughter, Hope to Street Children at Salesian Youth Center

(MissionNewswire) The German branch of the international nonprofit Clowns Without Borders traveled to India for the first time this month, selecting a Salesian youth center as the perfect place to conduct their program. Clowns Without Borders spreads happiness where it is most needed. The organization brings smiles and laughter to children and adults in need – more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Saving Lives Amid Unimaginable Conditions, “We Must Not Be Discouraged”

By at September 21, 2011 | 3:26 pm

HORN OF AFRICA: Saving Lives Amid Unimaginable Conditions, “We Must Not Be Discouraged”

(MissionNewswire) A famine of massive proportions threatens 12.7 million people in the Horn of Africa who are in urgent need of emergency assistance, according to the U.S. State Department. Aid agencies continue to sound the alarm, warning that the death toll could continue to rise—possibly reaching several hundred thousand in the coming weeks alone. The reality of more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: More than 300,000 Children at “Risk of Dying” from Malnutrition, Disease

By at August 22, 2011 | 2:00 pm

HORN OF AFRICA: More than 300,000 Children at “Risk of Dying” from Malnutrition, Disease

(MissionNewswire) The United Nations reports that more than 300,000 children in the Horn of Africa are severely malnourished and "at risk of dying." The region, also referred to as Northeast Africa, includes the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia – all severely affected by a drought and subsequent famine. Neighboring Kenya is also affected due to the more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Responds to Crisis

By at August 19, 2011 | 11:06 am

HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Responds to Crisis

(MissionNewswire) An already difficult situation has become a desperate one in the Horn of Africa where aid agencies like Salesian Missions were already hard at work helping the poor—long before the latest drought and famine that have brought the world’s attention to the region once again. “Entire communities have nothing to eat and people, many of them children, more...

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SOUTH SUDAN: New Nation Formed, Humbling Realities Remain for Aid Agencies

By at July 13, 2011 | 2:16 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: New Nation Formed, Humbling Realities Remain for Aid Agencies

(MissionNewswire) In a year that has been the most violent since the beginning of a peace treaty in 2005 – underscored with high levels of corruption and human rights violations – the people of South Sudan had something to celebrate as their country became Africa’s 54th country and the globe’s newest nation on July 9, 2011. This follows decades of civil war, more...

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