Middle East

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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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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SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Continue to Provide for Syrian Youth and Families in Need at Three Centers within Syria

By at March 27, 2015 | 9:51 am

SYRIA: Salesian Missionaries Continue to Provide for Syrian Youth and Families in Need at Three Centers within Syria

(MissionNewswire) Four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the three 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 classes, more...

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PBS STORY: Syrian Refugees in Turkey (VIDEO)

By at March 13, 2015 | 11:23 am

Hundreds of thousands fleeing war find humanitarian aid—and suffering—across the border. At the Roman Catholic Holy Spirit Cathedral, Spanish-born Salesian Father Andres Calleja Ruiz leads special programs for refugee children and youth from Syria, as well as a growing number whose families are fleeing ISIS persecution in Iraq. Because the children don’t speak more...

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TURKEY: Salesian Missionaries Aid Close to 400 Syrian Refugees in Turkey

By at February 1, 2015 | 12:48 pm

TURKEY: Salesian Missionaries Aid Close to 400 Syrian Refugees in Turkey

(MissionNewswire) Sharing a 500-mile-long border with Syria, Southeastern Turkey has more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees, as reported by the United Nations. Salesian missionaries are providing services at three sites within Syria while also providing for Syrian refugees in Turkey. While many Syrian refugees stay in towns on the Turkey-Syrian border, many find their way more...

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BETHLEHEM: Salesian Missionaries Provide Diverse Programs and Assistance Including Arts Center and Bakery

By at December 5, 2014 | 11:02 am

BETHLEHEM: Salesian Missionaries Provide Diverse Programs and Assistance Including Arts Center and Bakery

(MissionNewswire) Bethlehem, a Palestinian city located in the central West Bank just south of Jerusalem, has a population close to 25,000 people and an economy that is primarily tourist-driven. According to UNICEF, poverty in Palestinian territories including the West Bank, Gaza and Bethlehem varies district to district. Along the Gaza strip, poverty rates have risen as more...

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SYRIA: Salesians Provide Emergency Relief, Shelter and Skills Training to Close to 800 Syrian Refugees Each Day

By at August 26, 2014 | 9:20 am

SYRIA: Salesians Provide Emergency Relief, Shelter and Skills Training to Close to 800 Syrian Refugees Each Day

(MissionNewswire) Since the March 2011 outbreak of civil war in Syria, close to 9 million Syrians have fled their homes in search of safety, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More than 6 million of those affected are children who have been put at risk of violence, a lack of essential supplies and destroyed infrastructure that has more...

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