West Africa

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...

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SIERRA LEONE: New Water Well Provides Clean Water, Sanitation for 1,300 in Pademba Road Prison

By at June 5, 2014 | 9:24 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Water Well Provides Clean Water, Sanitation for 1,300 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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LIBERIA: More Than 1,000 Students Benefit from New School Furniture

By at May 10, 2014 | 4:33 pm

LIBERIA: More Than 1,000 Students Benefit from New School Furniture

(MissionNewswire) Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world with 64 percent of its population of 3.5 million people living below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. The 2008 Human Development Index ranks Liberia in the bottom five of countries in the world. Still recovering from the effects of a 14 year civil war that ended in 2003, Liberians more...

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REPUBLIC OF GUINEA: Salesian Vocational Students Paying It Forward Volunteering as Coaches for Youth

By at April 25, 2014 | 5:31 pm

REPUBLIC OF GUINEA: Salesian Vocational Students Paying It Forward Volunteering as Coaches for Youth

(MissionNewswire) The Republic of Guinea, a French speaking province in West Africa, has more than 60 percent of its people living in poverty and is considered one of the poorest countries of sub-Saharan Africa, according to UNICEF. Although Guinea has rich natural resources, much of the country is undeveloped. More than half of the country’s population is under the more...

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LIBERIA: Donations Help Support Education and Health for More Than 2,300 Students and Families

By at April 1, 2014 | 5:42 pm

LIBERIA: Donations Help Support Education and Health for More Than 2,300 Students and Families

(MissionNewswire) Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world with 64 percent of its population of 3.5 million people living below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. The 2008 Human Development Index ranks Liberia in the bottom five of countries in the world. Still recovering from the effects of a 14 year civil war that ended in 2003, Liberians more...

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BENIN: Salesian Youth in Spain Pay it Forward to Help Poor Youth in Benin

By at January 15, 2014 | 11:39 am

BENIN: Salesian Youth in Spain Pay it Forward to Help Poor Youth in Benin

(MissionNewswire) Youth in Benin face overwhelming challenges in combating poverty. According to UNICEF, Benin remains one of the poorest countries in the world with close to 70 percent of its population living in poverty. Almost 20 percent are chronically undernourished and the effects of poverty in rural areas are severe. Child labor and trafficking are also concerns more...

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SIERRA LEONE: Girls Education Helps Young Women Break the Cycle of Violence and Poverty

By at January 11, 2014 | 1:46 pm

SIERRA LEONE: Girls Education Helps Young Women Break the Cycle of Violence and Poverty

(MissionNewswire) Close to 200,000 young girls and older women were sexually assaulted during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war, according to UNICEF. And although the war has stopped, the sexual violence against women continues. Young women are at risk for sexual violence, trafficking and forced pregnancy, among other atrocities. Today, one third of girls are forced more...

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SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian Program Brings Rehabilitation and Hope to Young Prisoners

By at December 18, 2013 | 1:47 pm

SIERRA LEONE: New Salesian Program Brings Rehabilitation and Hope to Young Prisoners

(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 violence. All more...

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