Disaster Relief

PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

By at September 29, 2017 | 2:35 pm

PUERTO RICO: Millions affected by Hurricane Maria and in need of assistance, Salesian missionaries prepare to assist

(MissionNewswire) Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, killing at least 10 people and leaving almost all of the island without power and communications, according to CNN news reports. Puerto Rico, with a population of more than 3.4 million, has had homes, schools and buildings destroyed, roads completely washed away and others blocked with debris, and a more...

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UNITED STATES: Salesian Missions sets up fund to aid Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief

By at September 14, 2017 | 8:51 am

UNITED STATES: Salesian Missions sets up fund to aid Hurricane Irma humanitarian relief

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, has just launched a new hurricane fund. Donations received through the fund will go to support Salesian missionary programs in countries affected by Hurricane Irma, which may include communities in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba*, and the United States. Because more...

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , United States

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missionaries Provide Humanitarian Aid to Families Affected by Recent Violent Clashes in Marawi City

By at August 25, 2017 | 7:15 am

PHILIPPINES: Salesian Missionaries Provide Humanitarian Aid to Families Affected by Recent Violent Clashes in Marawi City

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Lay Volunteer Organization (SALVO), led by Salesian Father Arvin Abatayo, organized a relief drive for the families affected by the crisis in Marawi City. The Rondalla Youth Group of the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, SALVO members and volunteers assisted in packing the relief goods, which consisted of 59 bags of food packs for more...

Disaster Relief , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Philippines

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Provides Aid Following Flood, Mudslides; Salesian Missions Sends Emergency Food Aid

By at August 21, 2017 | 12:28 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Provides Aid Following Flood, Mudslides; Salesian Missions Sends Emergency Food Aid

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Fambul, one of Sierra Leone’s leading child-welfare organizations in Freetown, have been actively responding with relief efforts for those affected by recent flooding that occurred on Aug. 14. Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, lies between the mountains and the sea. The intense rain caused a mudslide on Mount more...

Disaster Relief , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Sierra Leone

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Continue Relief Work for Those Affected by Conflict and Famine

By at June 9, 2017 | 8:01 am

SOUTH SUDAN: Salesian Missionaries Continue Relief Work for Those Affected by Conflict and Famine

(MissionNewswire) Conflict and famine in South Sudan are severely affecting minors across the country. In March 2017, a famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. UN agencies warn that almost 5 million people urgently need food, agriculture and nutrition assistance. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) noted that ongoing war and a collapsing more...

Disaster Relief , South Sudan

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Missionaries Working to Rebuild After 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake

By at June 6, 2017 | 10:30 am

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Salesian Missionaries Working to Rebuild After 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake

(MissionNewswire) On Jan. 28, 2017, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook the western region of the Solomon Islands, leaving houses destroyed and affecting Salesian programs. Earthquakes of such magnitude are  common in the region, which sits on what is known as the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a hot spot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. In Nila more...

Disaster Relief , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Solomon Islands

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief After Devastating Floods and Landslides

By at June 2, 2017 | 10:48 am

SRI LANKA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Relief After Devastating Floods and Landslides

(MissionNewswire) Sri Lanka's southwest monsoon season, which runs from May to September, has brought unusually heavy rains even for the season. The most recent rains at the end of May caused major floods and landslides. Salesian missionaries living and working in the region report that the local Disaster Management Center has reported 202 deaths and 96 people missing. more...

Disaster Relief , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Sri Lanka