Central African Republic

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Campaign Raises Funds to Support Programs for Youth Affected by War

By at May 12, 2016 | 4:59 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Campaign Raises Funds to Support Programs for Youth Affected by War

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries in the Central African Republic have raised more than 100,000 euros through their Peace Spaces campaign, which aims to raise funding to help thousands of children and young adult in the districts of Damala and Galabadja in the capital city of Bangui. Missionaries operate centers in the two districts and hope to bring a sense of more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Pope Francis Wraps Up Africa Trip with Visit to War-Torn Central African Republic

By at December 16, 2015 | 4:55 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Pope Francis Wraps Up Africa Trip with Visit to War-Torn Central African Republic

(MissionNewswire) At the end of November, Pope Francis ended a six-day trip to Africa which included stops in Kenya and Uganda, with a stop in the war-torn Central African Republic. Despite concerns about his personal safety, the Pope visited the country where more than 6,000 people have died since violence initially broke out in December 2012 between Séléka rebels more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Rice-Meal Donation Impacts Close to 1,500 Internally Displaced People Seeking Assistance from Salesian Programs

By at November 27, 2015 | 9:00 am

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Rice-Meal Donation Impacts Close to 1,500 Internally Displaced People Seeking Assistance from Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) Close to 1,500 women, children and elderly people who have been seeking assistance from Salesian programs after being internally displaced due to recent violence in the Central African Republic have access to better nutrition thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Spaces of Peace Project Helps More Than 1,500 Youth with Nutritious Meals, Sports and Educational Programs

By at January 28, 2015 | 5:29 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Spaces of Peace Project Helps More Than 1,500 Youth with Nutritious Meals, Sports and Educational Programs

(MissionNewswire) After more than a year of ongoing violence, peace is returning to the Central African Republic. Small markets are opening, taxi service is returning and residents are able to move back and forth between locations. Many parents are bringing their children to classes at two Don Bosco centers in the capital city of Bangui because they know their children more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Missionaries Open Schools and Provide Education Despite Ongoing Violence

By at December 15, 2014 | 11:09 am

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Missionaries Open Schools and Provide Education Despite Ongoing Violence

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries continue to work diligently for the young and poor in the Central African Republic despite more than two years of ongoing violence. Since violence broke out in December 2012 between Séléka rebels and Christian anti-balaka militia groups, thousands have died, more than 650,000 have been internally displaced (with more than 232,000 more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Centers Still Caring for More than 25,0000 Displaced

By at September 24, 2014 | 3:33 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesian Centers Still Caring for More than 25,0000 Displaced

(MissionNewswire) More than 25,000 displaced people remain at a Salesian center in the Catholic diocese of Kaga-Bangoro in northern Central African Republic and another 500 at a Salesian center in Galabadja near Bangui, the capital city of the country. Even though violence has eased in several parts of the country, a lack of safe shelter and food as well as fear of the more...

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UNICEF: Six months after fighting reaches capital, no end to horror for children in Central African Republic violence: UNICEF

By at June 13, 2014 | 6:20 pm

(UNICEF) Six months since intense fighting reached Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, scores of children have been killed, hundreds have been maimed and thousands have been displaced. “The violence in Central African Republic is gut-wrenching in its brutality and viciousness and children have not been spared,” said UNICEF Representative in Central more...

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REUTERS: Thousands Flee Gun Battle as Chad Withdraws From C. African Republic

By at April 15, 2014 | 9:23 am

REUTERS: Thousands Flee Gun Battle as Chad Withdraws From C. African Republic

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic, Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbour. Central African Republic has descended into chaos since the mainly Muslim more...

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UNITED NATIONS: World Must Help People of Central African Republic ‘Not Tomorrow – Today,’ Declares UN Chief

By at April 14, 2014 | 1:09 pm

UNITED NATIONS: World Must Help People of Central African Republic ‘Not Tomorrow – Today,’ Declares UN Chief

(United Nations) More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport – the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open. “Like its stranded airport refugees, the Central African Republic is in dire need of a ticket out of its misery,” United more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Medical Supply Donation is Saving Lives Thanks to Ongoing Partnership between Salesian Missions, Stop Hunger Now

By at March 13, 2014 | 7:49 am

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Medical Supply Donation is Saving Lives Thanks to Ongoing Partnership between Salesian Missions, Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Close to 300 people each week, the majority under the age of 15, are receiving life-saving medical aid at a Salesian-run center in the city of Bangui in the Central African Republic. The donation was made possible due to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and more...

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