Africa

IVORY COAST: Fear, Population Grow at Salesian Compound in Duékoué Where 30,000 Seek Safety

By at April 22, 2011 | 1:06 pm

IVORY COAST: Fear, Population Grow at Salesian Compound in Duékoué Where 30,000 Seek Safety

(MissionNewswire) Ivory Coast – New fears grow along with the number of people seeking safe shelter at a Salesian Missions compound in Duékoué. More than 30,000 displaced civilians are now living there after fleeing their homes when the Carrefour district was looted and houses set on fire on March 29. At least 800 people were killed. "There is no food, people are more...

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IVORY COAST: Tens of Thousands Seek Safety at Salesian Compound After Massacre

By at April 4, 2011 | 2:44 pm

IVORY COAST: Tens of Thousands Seek Safety at Salesian Compound After Massacre

(MissionNewswire) Hundreds of bodies have been found after an Ivory Coast massacre that took place around a Salesian compound in the city of Duékoué. (Editor's note: See latest article on this situation: Fear, Urgent Needs Grow at Salesian Compound in Duékoué Where 30,000 Seek Shelter) Large mainstream news organizations such as BBC and CNN refer to the victims more...

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SIERRA LEONE: On Wheels, By Cell Phone – Finding New Ways to Reach Street Children

By at March 31, 2011 | 8:32 am

SIERRA LEONE: On Wheels, By Cell Phone – Finding New Ways to Reach Street Children

(MissionNewswire) Connecting with street children is challenging anywhere but is even more so in Sierra Leone, which ranked last of 179 countries in the 2008 Human Development Index for the well-being of its people. To respond to its street children in crisis, Don Bosco Fambul of Sierra Leone has developed two unique programs which reach children wherever they are – 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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EGYPT: Amidst Turmoil, Salesians Will Not Retreat

By at March 2, 2011 | 1:00 pm

EGYPT: Amidst Turmoil, Salesians Will Not Retreat

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has released a statement regarding the situation of Salesians in Egypt, in response to the turmoil and protests against the government and President Hosni Mubarak. Initially, a retreat to Alexandria had been planned for the Salesians in Egypt. Given the great uncertainty of the situation, the Salesians decided to stay in their own more...

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BENIN: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Visits Salesian Programs that Give Hope, Opportunity to At-Risk Youth

By at December 31, 2009 | 1:51 pm

BENIN: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Visits Salesian Programs that Give Hope, Opportunity to At-Risk Youth

(UNICEF) UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo made a two-day visit to Benin, her native country, to witness first-hand the UNICEF supported programs that are helping vulnerable children there. In Cotonou, Ms. Kidjo visited 99 children at the ‘Black Style’ hair dressing center, where she paid tribute to the NGOs that are working with the Government and more...

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