Central Africa

(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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D.R. CONGO: Salesians Aid Refugees Amid Ongoing Fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By at November 30, 2012 | 4:35 pm

D.R. CONGO: Salesians Aid Refugees Amid Ongoing Fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(MissionNewswire) Last week in Goma, hostilities between the Congolese army (FARDC) and the 23 March Movement (M23) rebel group escalated leaving thousands of men, women and children looking for safety and shelter from the fighting. According to UNICEF, as of November, more than 2.4 million people have been displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a more...

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MADAGASCAR: Computer Scientists Without Borders Helps Bring New Services, Technology Training to Youth

By at November 25, 2012 | 5:14 pm

MADAGASCAR: Computer Scientists Without Borders Helps Bring New Services, Technology Training to Youth

(MissionNewswire) Salesian-run programs in Bevaneviky, Madagascar are now able to offer youth new computer services and better technology training thanks to a charitable initiative created in collaboration with Computer Buffs Without Frontiers, an organization formed by professional information technology volunteers, and Monclick, one of the leading online sellers of more...

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(VIDEO) CONGO: Hope comes from education

By at November 21, 2012 | 2:28 pm

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