Middle East

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

By at June 20, 2014 | 1:31 pm

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

To mark World Refugee Day 2014, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education, medical care and support for refugees and internally displaced people in need. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe. more...

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SYRIA: First United Nations Report on Children in Syria’s Civil War Paints Picture of ‘Unspeakable’ Horrors

By at February 4, 2014 | 7:58 am

SYRIA: First United Nations Report on Children in Syria’s Civil War Paints Picture of ‘Unspeakable’ Horrors

(United Nations) 4 February 2014 – Syrian children have been subjected to “unspeakable” suffering in the nearly three years of civil war, with the Government and allied militia responsible for countless killings, maiming and torture, and the opposition for recruiting youngsters for combat and using terror tactics in civilian areas, according to the first United more...

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IRAQ: UN Seeks Urgent Safe Passage For Emergency Aid to Sar-Convulsed Anbar Province

By at January 8, 2014 | 9:16 am

IRAQ: UN Seeks Urgent Safe Passage For Emergency Aid to Sar-Convulsed Anbar Province

(United Nations) Warning that the critical humanitarian situation in Iraq’s Anbar province is likely to worsen as fighting rages between Government forces and militias, the United Nations is working with national and regional authorities and its humanitarian partners to ensure safe passage for emergency aid to stranded and displaced families. “The situation in more...

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: UN Marks 10th Anniversary of Baghdad Attack, Honors all Slain Aid Workers

By at August 19, 2013 | 9:59 am

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: UN Marks 10th Anniversary of Baghdad Attack, Honors all Slain Aid Workers

(United Nations) The United Nations today honored aid workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, marking the tenth anniversary of the attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad, and the World Humanitarian Day inspired by that tragic event. “We commemorate their sacrifice and reaffirm our commitment to the life-saving work that humanitarians carry out around more...

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WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Life-Changing Educational Programs for Refugees around the Globe

By at June 20, 2013 | 10:24 am

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: Salesian Missions Highlights Life-Changing Educational Programs for Refugees around the Globe

To mark World Refugee Day 2013, Salesian Missions is proud to highlight Salesian programs around the globe that provide life-changing education and support for refugees in need. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe. The United Nations noted that at the end of more...

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ISRAEL: Construction of New Oil-Press Increases Productivity, Funds for Salesian Programs

By at March 21, 2013 | 8:23 am

ISRAEL: Construction of New Oil-Press Increases Productivity, Funds for Salesian Programs

(MissionNewswire) The construction of an oil-press at the Salesian Monastery and Winery in Cremisan is helping to promote the economic growth and social development of the disadvantaged population of Bethlehem. The ongoing commitment of the Salesians and volunteers from the International Volunteers for Development (VIS) has advanced the success of this project. Wine more...

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BETHLEHEM: Orphans Receive Dental Health Services Thanks to Former Salesian Student

By at January 23, 2013 | 1:15 pm

BETHLEHEM: Orphans Receive Dental Health Services Thanks to Former Salesian Student

(MissionNewswire) Since 2006, Dr. Mauro Giacomi, a dentist and former Salesian student, has been providing free dental work for poor Palestinian youth in Bethlehem. The initiative has been set up and supported by various Christian groups. Inspired by the education he received at a Salesian-run school, Dr. Giacomi is donating his dental expertise, along with 11 other more...

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