Africa

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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UNITED NATIONS: Children Affected by Widespread Violence in the Eastern DRC

By at November 21, 2012 | 12:25 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Children Affected by Widespread Violence in the Eastern DRC

(United Nations) The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, is deeply concerned about the situation of children in the ongoing conflict in eastern Congo. The advance of the M23 armed group into Goma and Sake have been accompanied by serious violations committed against children. “Children more...

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ANGOLA: New Home For Boys Gives Hope to Street Children, Chance to Escape the Cycle of Poverty

By at November 5, 2012 | 5:28 pm

ANGOLA: New Home For Boys Gives Hope to Street Children, Chance to Escape the Cycle of Poverty

(MissionNewswire) This fall, St. Kizito Hous – new Salesian-run home for street boys in Luanda, Angola – was opened. This new house is the result of a joint international cooperation between the Salesians, International Voluntary Service for Development volunteers and public institutions. In Angola, 68 percent of the population lives in poverty – with 26 percent more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Fortified Rice-Meal Donation from Numana Feeds More than 1,400

By at October 16, 2012 | 11:12 am

SIERRA LEONE: Fortified Rice-Meal Donation from Numana Feeds More than 1,400

(MissionNewswire) More than 1,400 youth and adults participating in eight different Salesian-run programs in Sierra Leone have better access to nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals from Numana. The Salesians of Don Bosco in Sierra Leone have used the donation to provide a balanced lunch for children from very poor families in the Salesian more...

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ALERTNET: Niger Launches $2.5 Plan to Secure, Develop North

By at October 2, 2012 | 7:31 am

ALERTNET: Niger Launches $2.5 Plan to Secure, Develop North

(AlertNet/Reuters) Niger will spend nearly $2.5 billion to develop and secure its vast northern desert zones over the next five years, according to a new plan aimed at preventing the spillover of a conflict that has split neighboring Mali in two. Uranium-producing Niger, perched on the Sahara's southern rim, is one of the world's poorest nations. With a northern more...

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AmeriCares: Emergency Aid Headed to Niger for Sahel Crisis

By at October 1, 2012 | 6:46 am

AmeriCares: Emergency Aid Headed to Niger for Sahel Crisis

(AmeriCares) Emergency medical aid and water treatment supplies are on the way to Niger for the millions of people suffering from the food crisis in the Sahel region. With depleted food stocks from last year's harvest quickly running out and millions suffering from malnutrition and related health problems, AmeriCares is rushing enough medical aid to treat about 15,000 more...

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KENYA: Don Bosco Boys Town is Providing a Path Out of Poverty in Nairobi

By at August 13, 2012 | 10:45 am

KENYA: Don Bosco Boys Town is Providing a Path Out of Poverty in Nairobi

(MissionNewswire) In Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, most of the three million residents endure lives of extreme poverty. Much of the population reside in slums that crowd the city. Here, poverty is commonplace and basic health care and education is lacking. Compared to Kenya’s more rural areas, fewer youth residing in the slums of Nairobi attend the later stages more...

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UNHCR: Kakuma Camp in Kenya Surpasses its 100,000 Capacity

By at August 6, 2012 | 11:18 am

UNHCR: Kakuma Camp in Kenya Surpasses its 100,000 Capacity

(UNHCR) Kakuma Refugee Camp has surpassed its capacity of 100,000 residents, creating serious concerns as more refugees continue to arrive. By the end of July the population of the camp established in northern Kenya in 1992 had reached 100,009 following a steady influx of new arrivals over the past two years. "The threat of conflict in neighboring countries, more...

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UNICEF: One Year After Somalia’s Famine, a Story of Recovery

By at July 20, 2012 | 8:39 am

UNICEF: One Year After Somalia’s Famine, a Story of Recovery

One year ago, on 20 July 2011, the United Nations declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the flashpoint in a humanitarian crisis gripping the Horn of Africa. After an outpouring of international support, the famine ended in February 2012, and countless lives across the region were saved. But 8 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya remain in need more...

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