West Africa

SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

By at April 12, 2012 | 10:41 am

SIERRA LEONE: New Child Hotline Offers Hope to Children Affected by Civil War

(MissionNewswire) The potential to help nearly 4,000 children made homeless due to the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war is behind the launch of a new, 24-hour telephone counseling hotline. The Child Hotline 116 is an around-the-clock counseling hotline staffed by social workers—along with other trained professionals—offering hope and prospects more...

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BENIN: Salesian Care Center Offers a Path Away from Poverty

By at November 1, 2011 | 8:25 am

BENIN: Salesian Care Center Offers a Path Away from Poverty

(UNICEF) Two years ago, Eric N’Koue was nearly sold by his father to child traffickers. Fortunately, he was intercepted by police and brought to the UNICEF-supported Saint Joseph Center, a facility providing care and opportunities for vulnerable children in the eastern city of Parakou. Now seven years old, Eric is one of about 20 children for whom the center has 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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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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