East Africa

UGANDA: Book Donation Opens Students’ Eyes to New Opportunities

By at May 12, 2012 | 10:40 am

UGANDA: Book Donation Opens Students’ Eyes to New Opportunities

(MissionNewswire) Nearly 2,000 students in four Ugandan primary schools are exploring the worlds of geography, science and music thanks to new donated books—the result of a partnership with Salesian Missions and World Vision (who received the donated books from Pearson). “I read one book. The topic was about the systems in the human body. I read about building more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Among USAID Partners, Ad Council Launches New “FWD” Campaign

By at October 27, 2011 | 8:21 am

HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Among USAID Partners, Ad Council Launches New “FWD” Campaign

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is among the international humanitarian organizations working to save lives in the Horn of Africa, and is one of the official “FWD” campaign partners. The new national public awareness campaign is titled “FWD”—for famine, war and drought—which is an acronym for the three crises affecting the Horn.  The campaign was launched more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Saving Lives Amid Unimaginable Conditions, “We Must Not Be Discouraged”

By at September 21, 2011 | 3:26 pm

HORN OF AFRICA: Saving Lives Amid Unimaginable Conditions, “We Must Not Be Discouraged”

(MissionNewswire) A famine of massive proportions threatens 12.7 million people in the Horn of Africa who are in urgent need of emergency assistance, according to the U.S. State Department. Aid agencies continue to sound the alarm, warning that the death toll could continue to rise—possibly reaching several hundred thousand in the coming weeks alone. The reality of more...

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SOMALIA: 4 Million People Currently in Crisis, United Nation Reports

By at September 14, 2011 | 12:36 pm

SOMALIA: 4 Million People Currently in Crisis, United Nation Reports

(UNITED NATIONS – OCHA) According to the latest report by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU), 4 million people are currently in crisis nationwide—3 million in the south of Somalia. Of these, 750,000 people risk death in the next four months if efforts to respond to the famine are not scaled up. To date, six areas in Somalia are in famine, namely more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: More than 300,000 Children at “Risk of Dying” from Malnutrition, Disease

By at August 22, 2011 | 2:00 pm

HORN OF AFRICA: More than 300,000 Children at “Risk of Dying” from Malnutrition, Disease

(MissionNewswire) The United Nations reports that more than 300,000 children in the Horn of Africa are severely malnourished and "at risk of dying." The region, also referred to as Northeast Africa, includes the countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Somalia – all severely affected by a drought and subsequent famine. Neighboring Kenya is also affected due to the more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Responds to Crisis

By at August 19, 2011 | 11:06 am

HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Responds to Crisis

(MissionNewswire) An already difficult situation has become a desperate one in the Horn of Africa where aid agencies like Salesian Missions were already hard at work helping the poor—long before the latest drought and famine that have brought the world’s attention to the region once again. “Entire communities have nothing to eat and people, many of them children, more...

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SOUTH SUDAN: New Nation Formed, Humbling Realities Remain for Aid Agencies

By at July 13, 2011 | 2:16 pm

SOUTH SUDAN: New Nation Formed, Humbling Realities Remain for Aid Agencies

(MissionNewswire) In a year that has been the most violent since the beginning of a peace treaty in 2005 – underscored with high levels of corruption and human rights violations – the people of South Sudan had something to celebrate as their country became Africa’s 54th country and the globe’s newest nation on July 9, 2011. This follows decades of civil war, more...

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ETHIOPIA: Unique Program Targets Poverty One Child at a Time

By at June 20, 2011 | 2:42 pm

ETHIOPIA: Unique Program Targets Poverty One Child at a Time

(MissionNewswire) The recent announcement of Ethiopia’s goal to expand its budget by 22 percent to fight poverty in its quickly growing economy caused critics to charge that growth has not filtered down to the poor, according to news reports from Reuters on June 11. As politicians work to introduce plans for a better Ethiopia, a unique program is already addressing more...

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KENYA: Refugee Youth Find “New Beginnings” with Job Training

By at March 16, 2011 | 8:00 am

KENYA: Refugee Youth Find “New Beginnings” with Job Training

(MissionNewswire) The current economic crisis is hitting the world’s youth especially hard, according to the International Labour Organization. This specialized agency of the United Nations—which promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labor rights—recently published its “Global Employment Trends for Youth Report”. According to this more...

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