Central Africa

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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UNHCR: CAR Central African Republic: The importance of being educated

By at January 31, 2014 | 8:28 am

UNHCR: CAR Central African Republic: The importance of being educated

(UNHCR) MOLE CAMP, Democratic Republic of the Congo, January 31 – The worst thing about being a refugee for many of the young people in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is missing out on their education. This is especially true for those, like Yesson, who were in secondary or tertiary education before fleeing from Central African Republic to save their more...

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UNITED NATIONS: South Sudan: UN Releases $15 Million in Urgent Aid but Peacekeeper Surge Will Take Longer

By at January 9, 2014 | 11:12 am

UNITED NATIONS: South Sudan: UN Releases $15 Million in Urgent Aid but Peacekeeper Surge Will Take Longer

(United Nations) While the United Nations has released $15 million from its rapid response fund for immediate humanitarian operations in war-torn South Sudan, even amid “very substantial progress”, it could take up to eight weeks before the full 5,500-strong surge in UN peacekeepers and equipment is deployed on the ground. “But our goal is to go as quickly as more...

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(Doctors Without Borders) CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Civilians and hospitals affected by extreme violence in Bangui

By at December 30, 2013 | 6:11 am

(Doctors Without Borders) CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Civilians and hospitals affected by extreme violence in Bangui

(Doctors Without Borders) Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reiterates its call for the respect of civilians, medical staff and health facilities Despite the presence of international armed forces in the capital of Central African Republic (CAR), fighting, lynchings and violent attacks are still a daily occurrence in Bangui, and the situation more...

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DR CONGO: New Training Program Helps Reduce Newborn and Maternal Mortality at Birth

By at December 26, 2013 | 12:36 pm

DR CONGO: New Training Program Helps Reduce Newborn and Maternal Mortality at Birth

(MissionNewswire) Three million newborn babies die every year from easily preventable or treatable causes such as infections, complications at birth and complications of prematurity, according to Save the Children’s 14th annual State of the World's Mothers report. The report also noted that more than 1 million babies die on the first day of life, making the birth day more...

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DR CONGO: New Professional Technical Institute Provides Hope to Poor Youth

By at December 20, 2013 | 12:32 pm

DR CONGO: New Professional Technical Institute Provides Hope to Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been plagued by intense civil war and internal conflict since the outbreak of fighting in 1998. As a result, there have been close to 5.4 million deaths, according to the International Rescue Committee. Most deaths resulted from non-violent causes such as malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition, all more...

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesians Providing Shelter, Aid to 20,000 People Fleeing Violent Attacks in the Central African Republic

By at December 13, 2013 | 1:39 pm

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Salesians Providing Shelter, Aid to 20,000 People Fleeing Violent Attacks in the Central African Republic

(MissionNewswire) In response to an urgent call for emergency assistance from its missionaries working on the ground in the Central African Republic, Salesian Missions has launched an emergency fundraising appeal to provide aid to 20,000 displaced victims seeking shelter and aid. Salesian missionaries in the Central African Republic reported that a Salesian center in more...

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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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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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MADAGASCAR: New Partnership is Closing the Digital Divide

By at April 16, 2013 | 5:06 pm

MADAGASCAR: New Partnership is Closing the Digital Divide

(MissionNewswire) The digital divide–the gap between those with access to technology and those without–is particularly apparent in Madagascar. Because of a lack of funding and limited access to technology, many youth have had no training in technology, including basic computer and internet skills. Youth with no technical knowledge or training are severely limited in more...

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