Middle East

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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SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries in War-Torn Syria Provide Shelter, Youth Programs and Education

By at September 9, 2015 | 1:17 pm

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries in War-Torn Syria Provide Shelter, Youth Programs and Education

(MissionNewswire) More than four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate three centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been in operation since well before the start of the war providing educational more...

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YEMEN: Salesian Missionaries are Assisting Those Struggling to Survive Amid Violence and Civil War

By at July 15, 2015 | 2:19 pm

(MissionNewswire) The situation in Yemen is becoming more and more untenable for five Salesian priests, the only Catholic priests remaining in Yemen, who continue their work in the country despite ongoing violence and civil war. Serving as missionaries from the Don Bosco Province of Bangalore, India, the priests have been in Yemen for the past 28 years operating four more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

By at June 18, 2015 | 1:32 pm

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Educational Programs Assisting Refugees around the Globe

(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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MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Protecting Education for Children in Conflict

By at April 16, 2015 | 10:55 am

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Protecting Education for Children in Conflict

(MissionNewswire) While steady progress has been made in changing attitudes toward education and raising enrollment numbers during the past 10 years, violence and instability in the Middle East and North Africa is preventing children from getting an education. One in four youth are either out of school or at at risk of dropping out, according UNICEF. “At a time of more...

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TURKEY: (CNS Video) Salesian center offers haven for Iraqi, Syrian children in Istanbul

By at April 9, 2015 | 1:38 pm

TURKEY: (CNS Video) Salesian center offers haven for Iraqi, Syrian children in Istanbul

By Elie Gardner, Catholic News Service ISTANBUL (CNS) — Basima Toma teaches English to about 40 children at the Don Bosco youth center. A young Iraqi boy stands at the chalkboard with a plastic ruler in his hand and spells out the words W-I-N-T-E-R, S-P-R-I-N-G, S-U-M-M-E-R, A-U-T-U-M-N. Toma and her family have been in Istanbul long enough to see each of more...

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YEMEN: Salesian Missionaries Situation in Yemen Precarious Due to Recent Fighting

By at April 2, 2015 | 12:31 pm

YEMEN: Salesian Missionaries Situation in Yemen Precarious Due to Recent Fighting

(MissionNewswire) Five Salesian priests, the only Catholic priests remaining in Yemen, continue their work in the country despite ongoing violence and civil war. The priests are missionaries from the Don Bosco Province of Bangalore, India and have been in Yemen for the past 28 years operating four Salesian centers throughout the country. One center is located in more...

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