East Africa

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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BURUNDI: Fortified Rice Meals from Stop Hunger Now Feed 800 Hungry Youth at Salesian School

By at December 13, 2013 | 1:48 pm

BURUNDI: Fortified Rice Meals from Stop Hunger Now Feed 800 Hungry Youth at Salesian School

(MissionNewswire) More than 800 youth participating in three different Salesian-run programs in Burundi have better access to nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving more...

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SUDAN: Students Gain Nationally-Recognized Teacher Certification at Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Technical School

By at October 20, 2013 | 11:50 am

SUDAN: Students Gain Nationally-Recognized Teacher Certification at Salesian-run St. Joseph’s Technical School

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

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SUDAN: Teacher Training Helps Educators Learn New Skills for Teaching High-Risk Students

By at July 10, 2013 | 10:06 am

SUDAN: Teacher Training Helps Educators Learn New Skills for Teaching High-Risk Students

(MissionNewswire) In the Sudan, educators are forced to tackle more than teaching basic coursework. The Sudan remains one of the poorest countries in the world and according to UNICEF, has close to 46 percent of its population living in poverty. Low-incomes and food deficiencies remain the norm and ongoing violence and civil unrest exacerbate already harsh conditions in more...

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UNICEF: Children in Somalia to Receive New Vaccination Against Deadly Diseases

By at April 24, 2013 | 5:23 pm

(UNICEF) The Somali authorities have launched today a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases which could save thousands of young lives. From today, Somali children will receive the Pentavalent vaccine, a combination of five vaccines in one against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B and Haemophilus more...

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