West Africa

BENIN: Girl’s Long History of Abuse is Put to an End through the Help of a UNICEF-Supported Program Run by Salesian Sisters

By at February 5, 2015 | 7:16 am

BENIN: Girl’s Long History of Abuse is Put to an End through the Help of a UNICEF-Supported Program Run by Salesian Sisters

(UNICEF) “I lived with my grandmother because my parents abandoned me as soon as I was born. Therefore, my grandmother is the only person that counts for me,” says 15-year-old Solange. Today she lives in Cotonou, Benin, in a UNICEF-supported home operated by the Salesian Sisters. “I was born in Guinea,” Solange says. “I was 8 years old and I was in second more...

Africa , Benin , OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , West Africa

SIERRA LEONE: Recent Food Aid Shipment is Nourishing Youth Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

By at January 26, 2015 | 7:53 am

SIERRA LEONE: Recent Food Aid Shipment is Nourishing Youth Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Feed My Starving Children

(MissionNewswire) The number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone, along with both Liberia and Guinea, is in decline, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since the outbreak started, WHO has reported more than 10,300 confirmed Ebola cases and 3,145 deaths from the deadly virus in Sierra Leone. Across the three West African countries, more than 800 health care more...

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LIBERIA: Schools Planning to Re-Open in February, Salesian Missionaries are Preparing and Responding with Teacher Education

By at January 22, 2015 | 3:01 pm

LIBERIA: Schools Planning to Re-Open in February, Salesian Missionaries are Preparing and Responding with Teacher Education

(MissionNewswire) The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the most deadly on record, has infected close to 21,200 and killed more than 8,400 across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials in Liberia are reporting a slowing rate of cases of the deadly virus and, as of mid-January, only 10 confirmed Ebola cases more...

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LIBERIA: Emergency Food Aid, Hand Soap Reaches Ebola-Affected Communities through Partnership Between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

By at November 19, 2014 | 1:22 pm

LIBERIA: Emergency Food Aid, Hand Soap Reaches Ebola-Affected Communities through Partnership Between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals and boxes of hand soap have been donated to Salesian programs in Liberia thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Food Aid Helps Ebola Orphans Thanks to Partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

By at November 18, 2014 | 1:17 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Food Aid Helps Ebola Orphans Thanks to Partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals have been donated to Salesian programs in Sierra Leone to help feed orphans of the Ebola epidemic thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. The rate of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Donates Mobile Hand Washing Basins to Help Prevent Spread of Ebola

By at November 17, 2014 | 6:10 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Donates Mobile Hand Washing Basins to Help Prevent Spread of Ebola

(MissionNewswire) The rate of Ebola in Sierra Leone is on the rise with the number infected with the virus each day nine times higher than it was two months ago, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO data in early November shows that there have been 4,862 cases of Ebola with 1,130 deaths in Sierra Leone alone. Transmission also appears to be increasing more...

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WEST AFRICA: Emergency Food Aid Helps Those Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Stop Hunger Now

By at October 30, 2014 | 4:10 pm

WEST AFRICA: Emergency Food Aid Helps Those Affected by Ebola Thanks to Salesian Missions Partnership with Stop Hunger Now

(MissionNewswire) Fortified rice-meals and emergency protective equipment have been donated to Salesian programs in Sierra Leone and Liberia thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable. The World Health Organization (WHO) more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Amidst Ebola Crisis Salesian Missionaries Reuniting Children with Family, Providing Homes for Orphaned Children

By at October 16, 2014 | 1:04 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Amidst Ebola Crisis Salesian Missionaries Reuniting Children with Family, Providing Homes for Orphaned Children

(MissionNewswire) The numbers are staggering and rising each day with at least 8,400 people in West Africa infected with Ebola and more than 4,400 who have died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO notes that these figures underestimate the true scope of the outbreak, as overwhelmed responders fall behind in their ability to report cases. Health more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Starts New Project for Poor Inmates in Pademba Road Prison

By at September 7, 2014 | 1:12 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Don Bosco Fambul Starts New Project for Poor Inmates in Pademba Road Prison

(MissionNewswire) Prison life in Sierra Leone offers very little hope for rehabilitation or reintegration back into society once a prison term has ended. According to the 2011 Human Rights Watch report, prisons in Sierra Leone face overcrowding and inadequate food as well as lack vital sanitation and health care. Inmates die from overcrowding, illness and more...

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WEST AFRICA: Salesian Missionaries Work to Contain Deadly Ebola Outbreak, Salesian Missions Issues Urgent Appeal for Donations

By at August 15, 2014 | 2:13 pm

WEST AFRICA: Salesian Missionaries Work to Contain Deadly Ebola Outbreak, Salesian Missions Issues Urgent Appeal for Donations

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions has launched an emergency fund to assist Salesian missionaries in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone who are working to help contain the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. To raise money for the fund, the Catholic nonprofit aid organization has launched an emergency fundraising campaign and is issuing an urgent appeal for more...

Africa , Emergencies & Salesian Missions specific news , Featured on slider , Nigeria , West Africa