Middle East

SYRIA: Salesian center in Aleppo continues to provide after-school and social programs to help youth in need

By at April 18, 2018 | 6:26 am

SYRIA: Salesian center in Aleppo continues to provide after-school and social programs to help youth in need

(MissionNewswire) Despite ongoing conflict and instability, Salesian missionaries continue their work with youth in Syria. Over the course of the last seven years since the outbreak of civil war began in March 2011, Salesian missionaries have operated three centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the centers is staffed more...

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TURKEY: Salesian missionaries provide programs for refugee families, helping them adapt to their new homes

By at November 14, 2017 | 12:46 pm

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center in Istanbul, Turkey, led by Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz, provides special programs for young refugees from Syria, as well as a number of families who fled ISIS persecution in Iraq. Because most refugees do not speak the local language, it is difficult for children to attend school and adults to find work. For this reason, the more...

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SYRIA: Salesian teacher faces own hardship as she helps Salesian community rebuild in Aleppo

By at October 30, 2017 | 11:10 am

SYRIA: Salesian teacher faces own hardship as she helps Salesian community rebuild in Aleppo

(MissionNewswire) Rania Salouji, a 40-year-old Christian and Salesian catechism teacher in Aleppo, has remained in her Syrian city through the outbreak of civil war that has devastated much of the country. Salouji and her husband Grigor have two children 17-year-old Michael and 14-year-old Hovik.  They have remained in Aleppo and overcome fear to help contribute to the more...

OTHER Salesian News (not SM specific) , Syria

ISRAEL: Salesian missionaries provide educational programming and bakery bringing Muslims and Christians together

By at October 3, 2017 | 9:12 am

ISRAEL: Salesian missionaries provide educational programming and bakery bringing Muslims and Christians together

(MissionNewswire) Since 1891, Salesian missionaries have been living and working in Bethlehem, initially establishing an orphanage for boys living in poverty and later expanding programs to meet growing local needs. Today, Salesian missionaries provide a range of educational and social activities to support the local community which includes both Christian and Muslim more...

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BELGIUM: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education and Hope to Young Refugees

By at June 15, 2017 | 10:43 am

BELGIUM: Salesian Missionaries Provide Education and Hope to Young Refugees

(MissionNewswire) In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Programs and a Safe Space for Youth in Aleppo

By at March 10, 2017 | 3:26 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Provide Programs and a Safe Space for Youth in Aleppo

(MissionNewswire) On a recent visit to Turin, Italy, Father Pier Jabloyan, assistant pastor at the Salesian center in Aleppo, Syria, reported that violence continues in the city and services are sporadic, creating great challenges for the people. Oil remains scarce, which affects the transport, water and electricity supply service. The situation remains challenging, and more...

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SYRIA: Summer Programs Offer Safe Space and Play for 800 Youth

By at June 20, 2016 | 12:05 pm

SYRIA: Summer Programs Offer Safe Space and Play for 800 Youth

(MissionNewsire) Although war is still being waged in Syria, Salesian missionaries are providing a ray of hope through their summer youth program in Aleppo. Close to 800 young boys and girls are participating in these summer events made possible by 85 Salesian staff and volunteers. The theme for many of the summer events is focused on mercy and providing a safe space for more...

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SYRIA: Salesian Programs Continue Providing Shelter and Education for Youth Despite Ongoing Violence

By at March 7, 2016 | 1:30 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Programs Continue Providing Shelter and Education for Youth Despite Ongoing Violence

(MissionNewswire) The situation in Syria remains dire with new attacks and deadly fighting happening each day across the country. On February 21 alone, there were four explosions in the city of Damascus and two attacks in Homs and Aleppo has again become disputed territory between the army and various rebel factions. Over the course of the almost five years since the more...

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EUROPE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Education to Refugees Arriving in Europe

By at November 3, 2015 | 10:28 am

EUROPE: Salesian Missionaries Providing Shelter and Education to Refugees Arriving in Europe

(MissionNewswire) Europe is experiencing a maritime refugee crisis of historic proportions, according to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Already in 2015, more than 300,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe. At the end of 2014, 59.5 million people worldwide, the highest level on record, were forcibly displaced as a more...

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TURKEY: Don Bosco Center Provides English Language Classes and Education to More Than 350 Refugee Children

By at September 29, 2015 | 5:58 am

TURKEY: Don Bosco Center Provides English Language Classes and Education to More Than 350 Refugee Children

(MissionNewswire) The Don Bosco Center in Istanbul, Turkey, led by Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz, provides special programs for young refugees from Syria as well as for a growing number of families fleeing ISIS persecution in Iraq. Because most refugees do not speak the local language, it is difficult for children to attend school and adults to find work. For this more...

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