East Africa

SOUTH SUDAN: New Salesian Hospital Will Provide Medical Care for Poor and Sick in Tonj

By at August 6, 2014 | 9:10 am

SOUTH SUDAN: New Salesian Hospital Will Provide Medical Care for Poor and Sick in Tonj

(MissionNewswire) South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with 55 percent of its population living in poverty, according to the World Bank. The country just celebrated its third year of independence in July but is facing an ongoing civil war that started in December 2013 and has resulted in a dire humanitarian crisis. The civil war has left thousands more...

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REUTERS: “Massive emergency” as one in ten South Sudanese refugee children die in hospitals

By at June 16, 2014 | 5:58 am

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – One in ten South Sudanese children admitted to Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospitals for refugees in Ethiopia are dying, the medical charity said, warning that conditions are likely to worsen as seasonal rains set in. Around 150,000 South Sudanese have fled to Ethiopia since conflict broke out in the world’s youngest nation in more...

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KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope, Education and Nutrition to Youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp

By at June 2, 2014 | 10:23 am

KENYA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Hope, Education and Nutrition to Youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp

(MissionNewswire) As of the end of May, Kakuma refugee camp, located in northern Kenya near the Uganda and South Sudan borders, is caring for 155,477 refugees from 20 different countries, according to UNHCR, the U.N. refugee agency. The majority of refugees at the camp, more than 44 percent, are from South Sudan and arrived after escaping conflict and violence. Kakuma more...

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UGANDA: Donated Books Help Improve Educational Opportunities for Poor Youth

By at May 21, 2014 | 5:04 pm

UGANDA: Donated Books Help Improve Educational Opportunities for Poor Youth

(MissionNewswire) Thanks to a recent donation and coordination efforts of Salesian Missions, four schools in Uganda now have new textbooks. The schools serve vulnerable children and focus on ending the cycle of poverty through education and opportunities. Through primary, secondary and technical schools, Salesian missionaries in Uganda (and around the globe) focus their more...

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UNHCR: UNHCR increases aid as South Sudanese refugees stream into Ethiopia

By at April 15, 2014 | 1:02 pm

UNHCR: UNHCR increases aid as South Sudanese refugees stream into Ethiopia

(UNHCR) UNHCR announced on Tuesday it had begun airlifts and construction of new camps to help South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Ethiopia, who now total more than 95,000 and are growing at up to 1,000 a day. The UN refugee agency told reporters it was working with its partners to improve conditions in Ethiopia's western Gambella region– flying in new tents, more...

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KENYA: From Life in Nairobi’s Slums to College Student at International University

By at February 27, 2014 | 4:26 pm

KENYA: From Life in Nairobi’s Slums to College Student at International University

(MissionNewswire) Despite the steady growth of Kenya’s economy, according to UNICEF, more than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line on less than one US dollar a day. UNICEF also notes that Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is home to 3 million residents, most of whom endure lives of extreme poverty in the city’s slums. The most vulnerable more...

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SUDAN: Degree Training Programs Help Youth Find Stable Employment

By at February 25, 2014 | 3:54 pm

SUDAN: Degree Training Programs Help Youth Find Stable Employment

(MissionNewswire) The Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with 46 percent of its population living in poverty, according to UNICEF. Low incomes and food deficiencies are commonplace and ongoing violence and civil unrest exacerbate already harsh conditions. Despite these challenges, more youth are in school today than ever before with school attendance up more...

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RWANDA: Salesian Graduate Finishes Top of Her Class and Plans to Give Back to Salesian School

By at February 14, 2014 | 3:30 pm

RWANDA: Salesian Graduate Finishes Top of Her Class and Plans to Give Back to Salesian School

(MissionNewswire) Rwanda has made remarkable progress since the 1994 genocide in the country, particularly in providing education and health services to the poor, according to UNICEF. However, with high rates of poverty, there is still much to be done. Close to 57 percent of the country’s population of 10 million live below the poverty line and for those under the age more...

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ETHIOPIA: Salesian Programs Help Break Cycle of Poverty and Give Youth Hope for the Future

By at February 1, 2014 | 10:23 am

ETHIOPIA: Salesian Programs Help Break Cycle of Poverty and Give Youth Hope for the Future

(MissionNewswire) Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world with more than 38 percent of its population living in poverty, according to Feed the Future. Close to 85 percent of the country’s workforce is employed in agriculture but frequent droughts severely affect the agricultural economy leaving more than 12 million people chronically, or at least more...

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TANZANIA: Salesian Vocational Training Centers Give Youth a Second Chance

By at January 18, 2014 | 9:36 am

TANZANIA: Salesian Vocational Training Centers Give Youth a Second Chance

(MissionNewswire) Almost one third of people in Tanzania live in poverty, according to UNICEF. While the country has seen some economic growth in tourism, mining, trade and communication, the number of Tanzanians living below the poverty line has marginally increased due to rapid population growth. In some regions, up to half of the population struggle to meet the cost more...

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